abundant landscape a riot of cool green shade tousled by the wind Kim M. Russell, 28th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1464 wind in the verdure (aoarashi) In the last regular episode of June, our classical summer kigo is: wind in the verdure (aoarashi): wind through green leaves or the greenness of summer.
the day’s stagnant heat ripples with fluid warbling the fading blossom Kim M. Russell, 28th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1463 old bush warbler (oiuguisu) Today’s classical summer kigo is ‘old bush warbler’ (oiuguisu), also known as the Japanese nightingale. We have several examples of haiku and tanka with this kigo for inspiration.
loose woven fabric billowing in a cool breeze a rose petal drops Kim M. Russell, 27th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1462 thin clothes (usumono)
thunderous waterfall percolating the landscape sound of summer rain Kim M. Russell, 25th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1461 waterfall (taki) Our classical summer kigo for today is waterfall, of which we have a two examples by Basho for inspiration.
shrinking from the sun noon shadows scatter and hide ice cream is melting Kim M. Russell, 25th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1460 heat at zenith (hizakari) Today’s classical kigo is taken from the sub-division ‘The Heavens’ and is a kigo for late-summer: heat at zenith (hizakari).
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).
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 […]