The coastline has a rugged spine of cliff, its rocky ribs rising with every breath of wind and wave that shifts the distant skiff; its feet stand firm and solid in the depth of salty water tugging at its bones to try and drag it to a salty death. The tides have loosened roots and […]


courtesan and monk, sleeping under one roof together, moon in a field of clover © Basho (Tr. Chèvrefeuille) heart-warmed by the wantonness and intense scent of beauty Kim M. Russell, 25th October 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1529 Together … (Tan Renga Challenge) Together is the theme for today and the challenge is to […]


in the hollow of a halo of fresh snow on the willow a lone crow echoes oh how cold this frost-bound sound Kim M. Russell, 25th October 2018   My response to Poets United Midweek Motif: Winter Sumana says that, in the place where she lives, winter’s brief entry is most welcome: the nip in […]