Quivering Leaf

A blushing orange autumn leaf quivers in the cherry tree like a toddler’s bottom lip before a single sparkling tear trickles down a perfect cheek and drops onto his mother’s hand, and she doesn’t wipe it away, making me smile on a windy day. Kim M. Russell, 21st October 2019 My response to dVerse Poets […]

Shades of the Seashore

We walk along the blustery beach, embraced by towering arms of rock laced with white foam cuffs. Falling sheer to shore, sombre cliffs, banded with distorted strata of basalt, rusty iron, brown and buff, are broken by moss-cloaked boulders, moist with silver sea mist and rain, and crowned with gnarled oak, wind-blasted, salt-stunted limbs leaning […]

Mouse

companionable scratching behind the wainscot little harvest mouse Kim M. Russell, 21st October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1766 mouse This month we are celebrating Carpe Diem’s 7th birthday and the smaller creatures of nature. Today we are creating haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms on the theme of the ‘mouse’.