New Life

Four years ago I realised that teaching was sucking the life out of me. No time for reading or writing, exhausted and ill, I was a caged bird with clipped wings. These days I can spread my wings whenever I want to.

nest of speckled eggs
sun-warmed clutch in budding tree
dreaming of the sky

Kim M. Russell, 2018

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My response to Carpe Diem #1405 New Life (‘extreme’ haibun)

Today we have an ‘extreme’ challenge: to create a haibun with a maximum of 55 words, including the haiku, with the theme ‘new life’.

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11 thoughts on “New Life

  1. My husband and other teacher friends were happy to retire. But now my husband is back to teaching part-time, but at a community college where he doesn’t have to worry about tons of paperwork, lesson plans, or parents. He likes the actual teaching, I think, just not all the nonsense that went with it.

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    1. I’m too busy volunteering at the library and infant schools to think about supply teaching at high school or college – and I can see the difference it makes, listening to little ones read! I’m still a moderator/examiner, but I plan to give that up to do an MA in creative writing. No money but plenty of inspiration!

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