a battered sandal left by the side of the road a child’s salvation Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1333 José’s Sandals In another Paulo Coelho episode, we have a Christmas tale, ‘Jose’s Sandals’ based on a story written in 1903 by François Coppée and translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull […]
The landscape’s smeared with brown and grey on this fleeting Christmas day. Winter holds sway with icy puddles and breath forms frozen particles on still air. Only seagulls dare tease the tedium; they wheel, sideslip and dive, grey wings merge with grey sky. Around the corner waits the black backdrop of a drawn-out night and […]
winter solitude – in a world of one color the sound of wind © Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) winter solitude – single skater on the lake inscribing circles in a world of one color inky crows compose haiku in the sky the sound of wind resonates in icicles nature’s Christmas bells Kim M. Russell, 2017 […]
On mid-winter afternoons, by half past three, restless rooks have gathered in leafless trees. Frosty fields are torn by the lowering sun; the sky darkens and the witching hour’s begun. In the dim half-light, windows start to glow and shadow puppets haunt lanes and hedgerows. Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday […]
stress melting away with family and carols anticipation Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2017 #7 Christmas stress (meditation) Today we have the last episode of Seven Days Before Christmas and the theme is ‘Christmas stress’!
flake by feathery flake snow falls on the frozen lake milky light fills the sky at daybreak icing trickles on the Christmas cake children smile at a snow-globe shake slowly across the world Christmas wakes Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Fashion me your words: slowly Gillena’s challenge this […]
brown bulbs become green last year’s Christmas gift unfolds scent of hyacinth Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2017 #6 Christmas presents