A Bunch of Sunshine

You can keep your bouquets of pungent lilies and blushing roses, cultivated beauty intertwined. What I would like is delicate frills, the brilliance of daffodils: a natural bunch of sunshine. Their trumpets trill the breath of spring, their breeze-swept petals fluttering, their yellow flowers are a welcome sign of the end of wintry blasts, warmer […]

Rabbit Ear Iris

starlit looking glass ripples distort the surface your face an iris Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem’s Crossroads #3 Rabbit Ear Iris In today’s episode of this CDHK special feature, our challenge is to create a haiku by ‘fusing’ the following haiku by Basho: rabbit-ear iris how much it looks like its […]

Cracked Shell

On the paved path under the glossy bay tree, newly fallen from a nest, the jagged crack of half a freckled sky blue eggshell tears a hole in the day like a spring morning chorus of anxious mother birds, beaks open in raucous warning. Kim M. Russell, 2018 My poem for the dVerse Poets Pub […]