Wind-buffeted morning shadows hunt silhouettes on back-swept wings. Blood, bone and muscle fit like gloves containing consciousness and fetid fearfulness. Everything breaks and dies. We fear the unexpectedness of death, a slow verb about to spring into action one unknown day, never far away. Kim M. Russell, 2017 The Kiss of Death located at Barcelona’s […]
In foolish figments, the wild willowwacks of child- hood, I am myrmidon to my master chocolate. My stash is hidden in entangled tree trunks; knots and holes encircle glints of wrapper and my dark greed, the eccentric need for sugar that makes me jump when Mother discovers crumbs and smears on the bedclothes. Kim M. […]
on the motorway in the slipstream of traffic holiday’s over Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on highwaysindustry.com My response to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure”
summer silence sifts in an iridescent sky settling in sunset Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1228 sunset (CD Imagination) In the final episode of a month in which we have explored several kigo for summer, classical and non-classical, our last prompt is ‘sunset’.
many memories traced in the lines on his face revealed in his smile Kim M. Russell, 2017 The portrait I found on Pinterest uses only half of a man’s face to tell a story. My response to Carpe Diem Time Travel #5 This week’s ‘weekend-meditation’ is an episode of Carpe Diem’s Time Travel, Ancient Japanese […]
In the glaucous state of becoming, she recalled the words she was singing in her dream: ‘Willow weep for me’. Her hair was delicate branches, her thoughts rain-scented leaves. She had been warned not to cry beneath a willow. Now it clasped her in an everlasting embrace and the grooves in its trunk traced the lines […]
Passchendaele poppies blood-red on the battlefield dearly departed Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on telegraph.co.uk My response to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure” Written for the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, 31 Jul 1917 – 10 Nov 1917