Coy behind a marble lion, she seduced tourists in the square, no bashful burn behind the mask to match the colour of her hair. She was Casanova’s doxy, a carnival Columbina, until she packed herself away in tissue for another year. Then she merged into the shadows of the bridges and the alleys with her […]
enveloped in mist the bell tower is silent a Venetian sigh 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 […]
desert reflections a distant city’s mantra perpetual peace Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1361 Chang’an (Northern Route) Today we are following the Chinese Silk Road around the Taklamakan Desert, visiting places along the way, starting at Chang’an (nowadays Xi’an).
the silk road winds threads of colour and fragrance the bazaar of life Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1360 Along The Silk Road – Introduction In the first episode of February 2018 we are setting off on a journey along the ancient Silk Road while reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.
ancient tea kettle music of bubbles and steam tea scent in the air Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1359 The Tea Kettle The fairy tales have come to an end with today’s Japanese story, ‘The Tea Kettle’.