Following Threads

A poem found in Science Alert in an article by Peter Dockrill in paint-laden brushstrokes fractal patterns trace cognitive changes like snowflakes self-repeating and replicating in each work of art analysing artists’ souls following flimsy threads of neurodegenerative decline Kim M. Russell, 2016 Salvador Dali’s The Basket of Bread (1926) and The Swallow’s Tail (1983). […]

Good Riddance to 2016

This last year has stolen Childhood memories, Sprayed terror like graffiti On walls of peaceful cities, Torn stars and heroes Like leaves off autumn trees, While we clung to a glass cliff In a year of tragedies. A wave of coulrophobia, Caused by the election, Was surfed by post-truth politics On a tempestuous ocean. 2016 […]

Winter Breath

frostbitten landscape exhales clouds of foggy breath icicle music Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem #1110 Winter Breath by Adrian von Ziegler Today we are being inspired by a composition from Adrian von Ziegler entitled ‘Winter Breath and a tanka from Chèvrefeuille’s personal weblog, which he posted as part of the recent […]

Dawn’s Blush

morning’s rosy blush spreads over wintry meadows melting virgin snow Kim M. Russell, 2016 Winter Dawn My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, December 28th 2016 a new dawn In the last episode of Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille of this year, the theme is ‘winter dawn’. Thank you, Chèvrefeuille, for being a gracious, inspirational host […]

Rope Trick

Twisted strands of silent bangles, Bloody hands from knots and tangles, Slung and tied, she is suspended Vertically, rolled and upended In an age-old circus trick On a rope tensile and thick, She slips up fibres like a snake Up vines, praying they will not break. Kim M. Russell, 2016 – Natalia Drepina My response […]