Spring Cleaning

The old trellis is still standing, top-heavy with verdant honeysuckle leaves and studded with dark pink buds. Below the greenery, old woody branches tangle with dusty shadows, hunchbacked hollows of musty undergrowth.  Straining against my hands, secateurs crack and break brittle branches, their sharp echoes scattering birds and, deep inside the remains of an old […]

Beautiful Ugliness

banana-tree unworthy to look at beautiful ugliness                                       Yozakura shelter from the pouring rain welcome shadow in the sun                     Kim M. Russell, 2nd May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1655 Tan Renga Challenge (2) Beautiful Ugliness This month we are creating short chained verses or […]