Sometimes, I can’t remember who I am. I look at photographs and wonder, where did she go, that carefree girl, that careful mother, so careless with herself? I often feel disjointed, as if part of me has broken off, a branch hanging, buffeted by the wind of time, and wonder, is it mine? When I […]

Japanese Nightingale

the day’s stagnant heat ripples with fluid warbling the fading blossom Kim M. Russell, 28th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1463 old bush warbler (oiuguisu) Today’s classical summer kigo is ‘old bush warbler’ (oiuguisu), also known as the Japanese  nightingale. We have several examples of haiku and tanka with this kigo for inspiration.

Little Star

It doesn’t matter if you forget the positions of stars in the night sky; the delicate pattern of freckles on your skin is a map of constellations from which I will sing fairy tales, nursery rhymes and lullabies to the music of the galaxies. Kim M. Russell, 24th June 2018 My response to Imaginary Garden […]