The smell of freedom and warm winds of summer linger in my sails a little longer, tangling ragged leaves in ropes. I feel the chilly current from the deep below, persistent waves ripple and break against my prow, tug my mooring, in a constant urging to break free before I am encased in winter. Kim […]
Fog blows in, a gasp of winter from the coast, muffles the shame of trees scantily clothed in withered leaves. Footsteps ring hollow on the path, insipid shadows teeter into view and disappear into the periphery, stirred into the murky brew. Sodium yellow glows from the village store, disperses into shades of nicotine filter-tipped with […]
The last honeysuckle of the year airs her fading blooms. They no longer exude perfume, nor do bees come near; their candy colours have faded, outdone by copper costumes trimmed with berry red and drenched with autumn’s overpowering leaf mulch scent. Kim M. Russell, 2017 For dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night I wrote this […]
clay leaks earthy scent clings to fingers – slippery creativity Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1259 creating beauty
newly harvested freshly-ground flour drifts through hands few ingredients kneaded with a magic touch baked into the staff of life Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1258 daily bread Another image found on Tumblr, this time it’s of bread!
Have you ever said goodnight to a lopsided moon? Did you watch its waxing light illuminate the branches of a silver birch? Did you lower the blind on the mournful flute of a disembodied owl’s hoot? Or did you peer into darkness, hoping for a glimpse of its ghostly silhouette and to feel the soundless […]
lamps lit at sunset a waterscape filled with blue wisteria sky Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1257 Wisteria Blues (Jonathan Reid) In today’s episode of ‘Imagination Without Limits’, out inspiration is an image found on the Tumblr BonitaVista. The photograph was taken at the Lake Como in Italy; it’s called ‘Wisteria […]
My favourite poetic form is the dVerse Quadrille, with its challenge of a limited number of words, freedom of layout and choice of whether to rhyme or not. However, I tend to gravitate towards the sonnet, with its history, famous sonneteers and advocates, as well as its rules, which were made to be broken – […]
sand and stars innumerable wishes shifting dreams Kim M. Russell My response to Carpe Diem #1256 Grains of Sand For today’s CD Imagination, Chèvrefeuille has shared an image he found on Tumblr. I thought I’d try an experimental haiku.
a hundred gourds from the heart of one vine Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775) a hundred gourds cascading sunset colours shades of autumn from the heart of a small vegetable patch a healthy harvest of one vine calabash for everyone a grateful village Kim M. Russell, […]