Bare Branches

silvered by moonlight two willows bare their branches leafless twigs and roots delicately intertwined beneath an awning of stars © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #4 Teika’s 2nd Tanka Writing Technique “Appropriate statement” – prompt: bare branches In another episode of Tanka Splendour we are exploring the second of Ten […]

Smoke and Breath

smoke curls from chimneys mingling with smouldering leaves and nebulous breath © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #5 autumn scenes In this week’s Universal Jane, a special feature as a tribute to Jane Reichhold, Chèvrefeuille has shared some of her autumn haiku for inspiration: October beach […]

Heron at Twilight

lens of fading light freezes sky-borne silhouette a pterodactyl serrated shadowy wings trailing heron’s gangly legs © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #1 Jeanine Hoedemakers’ This month Chèvrefeuille is introducing us to Dutch haiku poets and the first episode is about Jeanine Hoedemakers, […]

Single Black Feather

among high branches at the end of the garden silhouettes of crows a single black feather falls in kaleidoscope of leaves © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #1 Teika’s first of Ten Tanka Writing Techniques “Mystery and Depth” I have arrived super late to the first […]