Summer permeates a single layer of cotton:
a fluttering dress, a baggy shirt or colourful sarong.
Unwrapped from woollen layers, we can breathe,
clothed in flags of freedom, rippled by the breeze.
On the beach, the sea sparkles and lures us in;
we bare our bodies and the sun smiles on our warm skin.
Kim M. Russell, 2017
‘Mad Dogs’ by Jack Vettriano, image found on Pinterest
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform
After a couple of weeks of struggling to meet an exam marking deadline to earn some extra money, I’m glad to say it’s over and I can get back to doing what I love – writing. I’ve missed you all and I’ve missed reading your work.
I’d like to join Kerry in wishing HAPPY 4TH OF JULY to all our American friends.
I’d also like to thank Kerry for sharing the inspirational video of the charity song for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Finally, I’m excited about the first of the collaborations. I haven’t had a chance to think about them and am looking forward to working with my partner – am I allowed to say who it is?
The poem I’m sharing this Tuesday is a short one (just six lines) that I developed from a haiku I wrote this morning in response to a prompt from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.