Swamp

humidity drips spongy swamp grass and sphagnum squelching underfoot Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1226 swamp Today we have a modern kigo, taken from A Dictionary of Haiku by Jane Reichhold, which one wouldn’t immediately associate with summer: swamp. He has also shared a haiku written by […]

Summer Love

two white butterflies spiralling among flowers star-crossed summer love Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on telegraph.co.uk My response to Carpe Diem Writing and Enjoying Haiku #3 classical haiku In this week’s ‘weekend meditation’, Chèvrefeuille has brought us an episode ‘Writing and Enjoying Haiku’, inspired by Jane Reichhold’s book. In the last episode, we had […]

Raspberry

raspberry kisses taste of juicy earthiness patience rewarded Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1223 Raspberry Today we have another classical kigo from the Shiki Saijiki, a classical anthology of kigo (seasonwords): ‘raspberry’ (Kiichigo), with an example by Jane Reichhold: low winter sun raspberry leaves glow red and […]

Deserted Beach

abandoned by waves sunlight traces sparkling salt driftwood comes alive Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1222 Beach In a new episode of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, in a month in which we are exploring classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for summer, today’s prompt is a modern kigo […]