her child’s smaller hand enveloped by her own hand a maternal rock Kim M. Russell, 31st October 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1533 Xenolith At the end of a month in which we have been celebrating Carpe Diem’s sixth anniversary with prompts following the alphabet, we are now at the letter X for xenolith, […]
Once upon a North Sea cliff, fragile skeletons chalky white and ghosts of spiralling ammonites exploded by the waterside. Teased by waves and torn by tides, the behemoth spilled its insides: with salty gush and rocky rumble, the towering cliffs began to tumble. Strewn among the shells and pebbles, bleached by sun and washed by […]
One magnolia Landed upon another In the dew-wet grass Blushing petals pink on cream […]
little orchid pod swollen with sunshine and ice a splash of sweetness Kim M. Russell, 30th October 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1531 Vanilla … Today’s theme is ‘vanilla’ and we have an example haiku to inspire us: simple vanilla plain beyond ordinary blandish my dessert © Merlinspielen
the last love letter familiar handwriting indelible words Kim M. Russell, 30th October 2018 My response to Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018 Love Eternally It’s time for Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat, a period of 30 days to write haiku or tanka every day on a specific theme: ‘love eternally’.
I remember how hard it was when I discovered I was pregnant and experienced so many changes that I wasn’t expecting. When I gave birth, then took my baby home and had to look after her on my own for the first time; I was scared I’d get it wrong and terrified I we wouldn’t […]
heaviness of time on lichen covered gravestones a lover’s name fades Kim M. Russell, 29th October 2018 My response to Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018 Love Eternally It’s time for Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat, a period of 30 days to write haiku or tanka every day on a specific theme: ‘love eternally’.