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’.


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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