The Leaving

Together, they inhaled autumn: foliage choreographed early morning lightshows of decomposing leaves; brambles snagging sleeves as they followed fallen acorns, until he found a perfect russet leaf for her to press between the leaves of sonnets to alleviate her distress at his autumn leaving.   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest Another poem in response […]

Tangible Ghost

This rigid, ghostly stump is tangible. It is no longer quick and malleable, Green and thriving, satin wood. Drained of viscous lifeblood, Bare branches, angular and cleft, And coarse bark, bristly and bereft, Are a prickly pumice for cows and sheep. The lightning tree can no longer weep Feverish, waxy tears into sodden earth To […]

Song of the Grasshopper

grasshopper in cropped copper fields calls to clouds sings to storms above whispered promises wind in the stubble   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond: Twelfth Song – August 27, 2016. Welcome back to Paloma, who has given us a Navajo ceremonial chant and song lyrics by Rich Mullins […]

Solitary Joy

in wide open fields susurration of summer clouds and wild flowers are my only company secret solitary joy   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem #1037 pleasure, with another beautiful quote from Lord Byron (1788-1824): “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society […]