Japanese Parsley

parsley flowers tied in ikebana knots luck and happiness Kim M. Russell, 20th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1651 dropwart (seri), Japanese parsley In today’s episode we have another classical kigo taken from the Shiki saijiki: dropwart (seri) or Japanese parsley, which comes from a broad range of herbs in the parsley family. […]

Puddle

a single puddle beside an abandoned car leaking rainbows Kim M. Russell, 11th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem 1646 Puddles (modern kigo) In another episode in which we are exploring the season words (kigo) for spring, we have another modern kigo for spring taken from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku: ‘puddles’: floating clouds […]

Nesting

On the rooftop, sparrows twitter, peering quizzically from the gutter; they flurry feathers, swoop and pirouette, dodging in and out of privets. Peering quizzically from the gutter, they carry bits of twig and moss, dodging in and out of privets to patch and line their new-built nests. They carry bits of twig and moss and, […]

(Spring) Fun

finding shy snowdrops that arrive like little candles to light up the garden followed by skipping cats that brush my legs in a game of tag watching catkins wriggle their tails and cats in trees hearing the first cries of newborn lambs on the breeze picking out the songs of different birds outside the window […]