A South London Heaven

Across the football pitch on this side of the rails is wild fennel and long grass: a jungle for snails. There’s a wild damson tree, hawthorn and crab apples, where we lie, you and me, below leafy dapples. In summer there’s sunshine, in winter there’s snow; I love spring and autumn, when trees bloom and […]


buds in mouth and flowers, a saporous feast of flavours: pizza erupts, a volcano of chilli, garlic and oregano; zingy ginger tea cleanses busy gustatory senses; an unripe plum, quite sour, not the buttery-sweet ambrosia of a nectarine or peach, because the riper, plumper ones were out of reach. Kim M. Russell, 2017 Images found on […]

Hazy Moon

a geisha peeking behind a stardust curtain face of the spring moon Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1186 Hazy Moon (Oborozuki) Today we are working with another classical kigo. Chèvrefeuille tells us that when the light from the Sun or the Moon shines through the atmosphere, it illuminates […]