Revised Old Pond

same old pond behind yellow roses the splash of a frog Kim M. Russell, 14th November 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1780 The Old Pond by Basho Today we have a ‘Revise That Haiku’ challenge, in which we have been given one of the best-known haiku by Matsuo Basho, as well as the story […]


a blackbird whistles in a cloud of pink blossom announcing the day these cherry blossoms each one a microcosm painted by nature Kim M. Russell, 2nd October 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1511 Basho’s Blossoms (Revise That Haiku) Today it’s the second letter in the alphabet, B for Basho’s blossom, and the challenge is […]

Dragonfly Wings and Sour Cherries

dragonfly wings red blur in the cherry tree sour fruit falls Kim M. Russell, 27th May 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #34 Revise That Haiku … Kikaku’s Dragonfly In the last weekend Meditation of May our challenge is to revise a haiku by a classical haiku poet, attempting to improve the haiku […]

Winter Reflections

tinkling icicles an icy wind brings more snow whistling in chimneys daybreak memories bright sunflowers and cornfields smell of morning toast Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #24 Revise That Haiku … Improve your haiku writing skills This weekend our challenge is to revise two classical haiku by well-known haiku poets […]

Revising Basho’s Flute

clusters of flowers freed from the musician’s flute floating melodies © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille September 21st 2016 Revise that haiku This week Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to ‘revise’ a haiku written by one of the classical haiku poets. He has chosen a […]