The Lawless Season

In the midst of human lawlessness, we revel in spring’s lawlessness. Flares of yellow furze bushes are ignited by spring’s lawlessness. Fragrant frothing apple trees rejoice in nature’s lawlessness. Oaks are bursting into leaf, awakened by the lawlessness. Brambles break through wind-blown fences thorny-sharp with lawlessness. Every morning birds awake us singing praise to lawlessness. […]

Light

an overcast sky threatening and ribbed with cloud always a surprise with sudden bursts of sunlight or tides of silvery moon Kim M. Russell, 23rd May 2019 My response to Poets United Midweek Motif:  Light Sumana is hosting this week and she has brought us a rich range of quotations and poems about light. She […]

Waiting for the Wind

The sky above the fields is patched with clouds; the pale and wild blue yonder gapes through ragged holes, wrestling with purple mist to peep, making promises it may never keep. All the while, the green hill’s spine is stretched out on the far horizon, where it meets with heaven smiling at the steadfast grass […]

Rich Tapestry

Vast fields billow like an awning with stripes of green and brown, a landscape spring ploughed, rudely rich and ready for sowing: an elaborate rural tapestry to make a weaver proud. A few small stitches in the sky mark a lark that’s passing by. Kim M. Russell,  20th May 2019 This Monday I’m hosting the […]

Photo-Shopped Cherry Blossom

even old men open their eyes to New Year cherry blossoms Kim M. Russell, 19th May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #85 Photo-shopping Haiku (2) Cherry Blossom For this weekend’s meditation we have another episode of the new feature: ‘Photo-Shopping Haiku’, in which we tweak or make a little change to a […]

Fast News is Like Fast Food

I remember when news wasn’t quite so new – it was events from yesterday, the day or even weeks before. Reporters sent telegrams and pigeons from far away. We waited for news of births, deaths and wars, read a newspaper over a cup of tea or coffee, ate fish and chips from it, smothered it […]