Waiting for Autumn

The branches of apple trees are weighted with apples. Plums and quinces litter the ground and brambles are adorned with blackberries, all at different stages of ripeness: emerald, ruby and obsidian. There’s a squirrel foraging in the shade of the willow tree; it hops a short way, its tail an unfurled flag, and then stops […]

Cascading Moonlight

Purest silver light cascades into darkest night; heaven’s lantern, constant but drawn by the tide, fades into black from a smiling face to a winking eye.   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest Taken from a previously posted cascading haiku and reworked for  dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: Moon-muse, where Grace has asked us to write about […]

Summer Hare

In a late summer light circus, Shards of watery sunshine Moved in and out of focus. From my hide of grass I noticed, Unaware that I was there, A large-eared hare Lolling in the meadow. With twitching nose And whiskers trembling, It made a sudden spring; With lopsided gait it broke into a run, Burnished […]

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 […]