seagulls cut low arcs dancing across a clear sky an intake of breath ice clinks in a sparkling glass long shadows begin to crowd Kim M. Russell, 22nd June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1459 evening lull (yuunagi) Today’s summer kigo is evening lull (yuunagi). Advertisements
even shadows wilt in the heat of this short night attar of roses Kim M. Russell, 21st June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1458 short night (mijikayo) Our summer kigo for today is ‘short night’ (mijikayo) and we have several examples of haiku on this classical kigo, written by haiku poets of all ages. […]
dancing in the breeze flourishing oleander her pernicious breath Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1457 luxuriance (shigeri) Chèvrefeuille says he didn’t find it easy to translate today’s summer kigo because it’s a rare one, which has been taken from the sub-division plants. He tells us that luxuriance (shigeri) is specifically used […]
garnished with ginger a plate of sweetfish and rice flavoured with sunshine Kim M. Russell, 18th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1456 sweetfish (ayu) Today’s classical kigo for summer is sweetfish (ayu). I think it’s an unusual kigo and was grateful for the explanation: the ayu, or sweetfish, is a species of fish […]
a shower of sparks fireworks in the evening heat purification turning into falling leaves flames leaping from a bonfire Kim M. Russell, 18th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1455 half-year’s end festival (nagoshi) Today’s classical kigo for summer ‘half-year’s end festival’ (nagoshi). Nagoshi is one of the 100.000 festivals which occur in Japan […]
caress of water rippling and trickling on skin the play of sunlight Kim M. Russell, 15th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1454 swimming (oyogi) Today our kigo is swimming (oyogi).
beneath a willow breeze-blown shadows elongate a pattern of leaves Kim M. Russell, 14th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1452 cool (suzushi) Another classical summer kigo: cool (suzushi)m which is normally used as a kigo for the summer evening in Japan.