Midnight Drawing

The sleeping artist’s finger smears bright chalk on night’s murk of monochrome shadows. The artist is at work, splashing golds and blues in a dream’s inky hues, scribbling phantasmal figments in glimmering pigments that explode like chrysanthemums and burn like red hot geraniums across the canvas sheets and evaporate with the onset of morning light. […]

Lying Awake in the Small Hours

Awake and drenched in moonlight, When sleep has become an oversight, I weather the wizened words of day, Grey ash on my ravelled retinae – All that’s left of a discursive dream, A sanguine, repetitive refrain Tempered by transparent shadows, Models of monochrome lightshows That seem to be the custom In the science known as […]

Autumn’s Artistry

late afternoon  sun tinges the sky apricot gilding the garden autumn flicks its loaded brush in a flaming colourwash   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Special #217 Dolores’ 1st paintbrush flowers (tanka) This month our featured haiku poetess is Dolores from Ada’s Poetry Alcove. Dolores was the winner of the […]