Spring Arises

fresh young shoots arise crumbling winter’s iron earth bursting into spring Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1179 Arise In this episode, Chèvrefeuille has introduced us to a well known nineteenth century Persian poetess, Tahirih: Arise  O slumbering one, the beloved has arrived, arise! Brush off the dust of sleep and self, […]

Spring Sijo

Whenever I step outside my door, something new is happening. Light shifts in a froth of new leaves, flowers are opening. The garden and I rouse, fresh after a long dark winter. Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #13 Sijo the Korean poem For this weekend’s meditation, Chèvrefeuille has brought […]

Song Dream

Awaking from a dream, I rush to fix and frame the fading memory in a poetic form with, maybe, rhyme. At my desk, I am distracted by the morning garden and the wizened apple tree, where a blackbird’s song is snatched by the breeze. Kim M. Russell, 2017