There are moments caught between heartbeats, between light and shadow, time and space, in the swing of the pendulum, tick and tock, that leave us breathless. Lightning strikes during those moments, illuminating the darkness of a city street, an ocean, a field or, in my case, the garden in the middle of the night. A […]
the candles are burnt drips of wax on the table among red petals Kim M. Russell, 17th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1812: The Day After Valentine’s Day Last Friday was Valentine’s Day and today’s theme is ‘the day after Valentine’s Day’ (not counting the weekend!). Chèvrefeuille has shared a haiku by a […]
in nooks and corners cold remains: flowers of the plum Buson icicles encrust stamen […]
commercialism puts a hefty price on love breaking lonely hearts Kim M. Russell, 14th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1811: Valentine’s Day Today is Valentine’s day, for many a day to send cards to secret lovers or give gifts to the ones they love.
Everything is packed up ready to leave for the last time on a dark and dismal February day as the spring tide roars on the other side of the dunes waiting to devour the coast the fields the villages drown the towns and rampage in the cities and you say “Let’s go to the pub […]
another promise in a bow of bright colours so many raindrops Kim M. Russell, 13th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1810 rainbow Today’s prompt in the ‘Love Month’ is ‘rainbow’.
Sometimes, when the sun has gone to bed, a can of words opens in my head, too tired to stop them wriggling across my brain, they leave slime and detritus, worry and pain, a blot on the landscape of my weary creativity. I carry them with me up the creaky stairs and, as soon as […]