blooming on the wind icy flowers swirl and melt on a waiting tongue Kim M. Russell, 4th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1577 snowflakes (kazahana) This month we are exploring the kigo (seasonwords) of winter. Chèvrefeuille reminds us that one of the basic rules of a classical haiku is the use of kigo, […]

A Foggy Christmas Eve

On the eve of Christmas, fog and darkness clotted, carriage horses plodded, following disembodied flares down narrow streets. On the eve of Christmas, ancient church bells muttered as first snowflakes fluttered, and invisibly stuttered out the hours in muffled beats. On the eve of Christmas, with baubles and overpriced dolls, drums and sugar mice bright […]