I live in dark corners, a scuttling spider drawing you to my web. Ding dong dell, Pussy’s in the well, drowning in despair and dripping hair. The jerky gait on the video tape is a symptom of my pain, reflected in the depths of eyes that kill or drive you insane Kim M. Russell, 2017 […]
an in-between time when daylight melts into grey a purring feline descends from the willow tree to wander in the shadows Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1294 Twilight In the final episode of CDHK’s celebration month, in which we have wandered down memory lane, we return to a more recent prompt […]
equine muscles twitch chestnut gloss in midday sun amenable might Kim M. Russell, 2017 My sixteenth response to Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017: Life is Beautiful
We have lovely next-door neighbours, who are elderly and have suffered ill health, but they are always there for us. Soon after we moved in seventeen years ago, they invited us to a birthday party. When we go away, they have a key in case of emergencies. If I arrive home and they happen to […]
kimono petals jet-black seeds glisten within red poppy opens Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1293 Time Travel, ancient Japanese poetry to inspire you For the penultimate prompt of the CDHK celebration month, Chèvrefeuille has chosen an episode of the ‘Time Travel’ feature, a challenge with ancient Japanese poetry. He says that […]
newly-minted snake bright scales ripple and glisten venom’s fresh on fangs Kim M. Russell, 2017 My fifteenth response to Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017: Life is Beautiful
Many branches have been lost. Storm scars heal and leaves rain. Strong-standing trees twinkle with sunlight again, billowing autumn with colourful drifts and crunch of acorns underfoot. In the heart of oaken breasts, squirrels busily stock their nests, warm and winter ready. We too have taken stock: logs are stacked and kindling’s chopped; soon there […]
trees are silhouettes awaiting winds of conquest heralded by clouds Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1292 Winds of Conquest (BrunuhVille) The last musical prompt of October is another composition by BrunuhVille.
ghostly bird flickers feathery contours are mute lethal talons strike Kim M. Russell, 2017 My fourteenth response to Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017: Life is Beautiful
mislaid memories pierce fog of forgetfulness small cracks of blue sky Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1291 Remembering to Forget (by Karunesh) Today, CDHK’s last musical weekend starts with another composition by Karunesh, a track called ‘Remembering to Forget’.