The Meeting of the Ways

How many poets and songwriters Have written about the parting of the ways? What about the time when they first meet, When eyes lock, lips touch, fingers tangle As you wander together down the same street? The only signs you need are body language, Exploration of thought and tongue, Locked in a metaphysical conversation Where […]

Gardening in the Autumn Rain

soaked by constant rain the gardener rakes autumn in a gaudy pile © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #4 Mariëtte Schrijver In this new Carpe Diem Special, Chèvrefeuille has introduced another Dutch haiku poet, Mariëtte Schrijver, who started creating haiku and senryu quite recently and was […]

Gaudy Trap

threads of bright raindrops hang in the frosty hedgerow autumn necklaces sparkling and captivating – a hungry spider’s waiting © Kim M. Russell, 2016 spider web by LeQuip on DeviantArt My response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #21 Spider’s Web Today we have an autumn prompt, ‘spider’s web’, and Chèvrefeuille has shared a haiga with the following […]

Guilty Chrysanthemum

imperial blooms and golden globes of autumn chrysanthemum sprays in churches and hospitals guilt at the petrol station © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on www.dailymail.co.uk My response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #20 Chrysanthemums In this episode of Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor, following yesterday’s 7th Tanka Writing Technique by Teika, ‘clever treatment’, Chèvrefeuille’s prompt is […]