blue metallic flame bi-plane dragonflies travelling through time skimming summer days hovering and dipping flash of fizzing wings Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar — Trimeter Frank is our host this Thursday and he has brought us the tricky trimester. He explains that a line in a poem […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
in the sudden light shadowy corners bristle scuttling cockroaches Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1221 Cockroach (Gokiburi) In a new episode in this month full of kigo (seasonword) for summer, Chèvrefeuille has surprised us with an unusual classical one: ‘cockroach’.
the lens of twilight freezing and diminishing in sun’s final flare Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1220 Twilight The summertime month continues with its regular kigo prompts and today Chèvrefeuille has chosen ‘twilight’. It has been taken from Jane Reichhold’s A Dictionary of Haiku and is therefore a modern kigo (season […]