An old-fashioned red London bus takes me back to childhood’s sleepy night-ride home from my grandparents house: sitting between Mum and Dad, bare legs on fuzzy seats, folding concertinas of paper tickets, hypnotised by the perfume of exhaust, rumble of engine, and the window’s black and empty gaze. I believed the stars – obscured by […]
silent white mist clears into a day of sunshine words start to sparkle Kim M. Russell, 23rd 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’.
At this time of year leaves cover the garden, revealing more of the captivating and resilient birch trees with their slender twiggy branches. Even the beech has creamy-pink bark with copper- coloured stems, the remaining […]