Early December

bare branches
a painting against the blue sky
leaves under my feet


crisp with early morning frost
breathing foggy dragon-breath

each crystal dewdrop
reflects a frozen landscape
cold microcosms

decorate a spider’s web
spun across the garden gate

dandelion clocks
delicate glassy seed-heads
frozen in time

while leaves crunch under my feet
branches bear the winter sky

Kim M. Russell, 3rd December 2019

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My response to Carpe Diem #1791 Soliloquy No Renga

The first episode of a new month of CDHK is a double one and ‘Never Change A Winning Team’ continues into December.

The second episode is a Soliloquy No Renga, or a solo renga, for which we use a given haiku as the hokku, and we have to create a renga with at least six and a maximum of twelve stanzas, with the ageku closing the chain.

The chosen haiku is by Yozakura, the Unknown Haiku Poet.

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