I am bane to the blighted, a true mandrake, an elemental, homeopathic hex tethered to earth by the human shape of my stemless roots crowned with leaf rosettes. I’m a narcotic ingredient of the soporific sponge, weird sister of henbane, opium and hemlock. When my root has taken, it cannot be expunged from the tear-soaked […]
empty calabash only shadows fill its gourd until the rain falls reflecting the fading sun the stillness of the ocean no rain clouds in sight a beggar sits in gloom a cricket for company not a drop to drink Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Extra January 23rd 2018 — Celestine Nudanu […]
a charm of magpies wings across the Milky Way star lovers’ bridge Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1353 The Star Lovers (A Japanese Fairytale) Today’s fairytale is the story of The Star Festival or Tanabata Festival, about which, Chèvrefeuille tells us, Basho created several haiku.
deep in the hedgerow warm-nested and moss-scented dormice are asleep Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem’s Winter Retreat 2018 Peace Within For Carpe Diem’s Winter Retreat 2018, Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to create a haiku or tanka inspired on the theme of ‘Peace Within’ every day during a period of 30 days, […]