Man of the Marshes

My response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry challenge #21: Pantoum   Squelching through the muddy marshes, Entanglements of grass and reeds, He swipes at bolshy bulrushes, Crumbles the heads into white seeds.   Entanglements of grass and reeds Bending, breaking as he strides by, Crumbles the heads into white seeds, Tossing them upwards to the sky.   […]

First Playground Memories

My response to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille – our source for inspiration is a quote from Matsuo Basho: “The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.”   It was my first day at school. The playground was alive with boisterous boys and giggling girls, running and […]

Glorious Morning

My response to Carpe Diem Special #201 Basho’s disciples: Morikawa Kyoroku’s ‘morning glories’   early rays of sun unravel grey morning mist frost begins to thaw * early rays of sun outline shadows with silver dew drips from branches * early rays of sun trace peaceful looping river heron dips its head *  © Kim M. […]