You wait for the third hoot of owl to flutter down the chimney but the only sound to gild the shadows is the silence of moonlight, broken only by the slap of feet across the kitchen floor. Through the back-door window, the wind waltzes with the willow, the one-two-three ghost steps of branches rustle on […]
Everything is ebbing: the sun our lives the leaves the grass the waves the mist our breaths on frosty mornings clouds and streams hopes and […]
facts are cold with hard edges they keep me awake at night I crave the misty blur of make-believe and fiction when imagination slips between the covers I am in another world place or time and even though they were written by another the facts are all mine Kim M. Russell, 8th November 2018 My […]
autumn cherry tree fading leaves cling to branches as they start to fall Kim M. Russell, 8th November 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’. The […]
chrysanthemum tea bright globes of autumn colour fragrantly steaming Kim M. Russell, 8th November 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1540 chrysanthemums We have been given examples of haiku on chrysanthemums, all by classical masters, to inspire us to create our own chrysanthemum beauties.