Painting from early morning, with the gusto of a New Yorker a Glaswegian a Marseillais eating a haggis a hot dog a bouillabaisse, the artist tried to beat the August heat before his still life wilted. Applying chrome yellow with textured impasto, he was determined to paint them all in one go. Now the tournesols […]
monochrome keepsake reflections of happy days floating on water melting into memory her voice merely a ripple in deepest shadows of dreams Kim M. Russell, 2017 Source My response to dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night For today’s Open Link Night, which is hosted by Grace, I’m trying out a Bussokusekika, a Japanese poetic form […]
Beneath grey globules of suspended mist, in her callow youth and nakedness, Spring is waiting to be dressed. Her limbs are undernourished, scraggy and bare under the winding cloth of winter, as yet no flowers in her hair. We are drawn to the warmth of her exhaled air, her scent of early blooming heather and […]
Ehime spring blooms cascading from the mountains pink waves on the sea shore Kim M. Russell Image found on japanbullet.com My response to Carpe Diem #1161 Matsuyama City birth-place of Shiki Chèvrefeuille has given us some background to the Japanese poet Shiki, who was born in Matsuyama City in Iyo province (present day Ehime prefecture) […]
in grassy dampness cuckoo flowers welcome spring with lilac flourish Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on crocus.co.uk My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, February 22nd 2017, meadow This week Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to create a haiku with the following theme: MEADOW.
The-park-and-ride, flanked by fields and trees, sits on the outskirts, cheap and convenient for the city. I guide my ageing car between parallel rows of shiny four-by-fours and hatchbacks, following the one-way arrows. A patient elderly queue is waiting at the bus stop, checking timetable and watches, anxious to get to the shops. The bus […]
crystal droplets bounce orchestra of waterfalls releases rainbows Kim M. Russell, 2017 Kema-cho, Osaka Prefecture in autumn and a waterfall somewhere around Kema-cho My response to Carpe Diem #1160 Kema, birth-place of Yosa Buson Today on our journey through Japan we have reached the region in which Yosa Buson (1716-1784) was born, Kema Settsu Province, nowadays known as […]