to open the ramshackle gate and enter a shadowy place where gems masquerade as pebbles and bones; disturb the sleep of a petrified gnome; dig up burly clods of mud that turn into unblinking toadstones? Do you dare to feed them with earth-bound worms that squirm with spells cast in sifted loam; to purse your […]
overhanging trees shadows on the road grow long familiar whispers Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1283 On Our Way Home Today we have a prompt from December 2015, ‘on our way home’, an episode inspired by a haibun by Matsuo Basho. In that (triple) episode, Chèvrefeuille mentioned another haiku poet and […]
Snout-fair and sweetly pargetted, you are a percher, peacockizing in your silken man-millinery, holding a slim cigarette between long fingers adorned with flashing jewellery. You may toss your scented hair and flash your painted smile, they may buy you popularity, but only for a while – until your skin wrinkles and your dazzling teeth fall […]
millstones or milestones impervious reminders the journey to here Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1282 Sacred Stones Today Chèvrefeuille has taken us back to November 2015 with a prompt called ‘sacred stones’ (Ovoo).
green shadows and light fade and autumn finds its voice a honeyed tenor Kim M. Russell, 2017 My fourth response to Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017: Life is Beautiful