Mitcham May Queen

My response to imaginary garden with real toads Poetizing the Maypole   When I was young it was a treat On the first Saturday Of every May To watch at Mitcham’s Cricket Green, Where cricket’s been played For more than three hundred years, The crowning of the May Queen. Children danced around a pole, Criss-crossing […]

Maddening Moonlight

My response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry challenge #28: Moonlight by Edvard Munch   Quicksilver moonlight maddens as it slips behind clouds and tangles in the angles of sharp branches along the un- winding garden path, in                     and                out of shadows, beckoning you to follow and then sliding away again until the front gate slams […]

Grandmother’s Ghost

My response to Carpe Diem Special #208 Sara McNulty’s 4th “fantasy” shadorma   cloud of scent old music hall song fused as one memory grandmother’s hands and warm smile cooling my fever   sweet reminders of a happy past a present a future with grandchildren of my own cooling other brows   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 […]