watery words weep steeped in hours of lonely thoughts talking to myself Kim M. Russell, 21st December 2015 words no longer weep solitude bears poetry seeds blown on the wind Kim M. Russell, 21st April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #81 Poetry Archive (5) … loneliness or emptiness The weekend has come around […]
I inhale yellow: pollen dances on sunlight inhabiting air. Two geese overhead; their wing beats stir the cherry pink and freshly bloomed. Pollen-dusted bees zip in and out of flowers – honeyed promises. Kim M. Russell, 20th April 2019 My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Weekend Mini-Challenge, in April: Three Spring Shorts Magaly […]
parsley flowers tied in ikebana knots luck and happiness Kim M. Russell, 20th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1651 dropwart (seri), Japanese parsley In today’s episode we have another classical kigo taken from the Shiki saijiki: dropwart (seri) or Japanese parsley, which comes from a broad range of herbs in the parsley family. […]
a fledgling’s first leap floating on sun-sprinkled wind morning birdsong Kim M. Russell, 17th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1649 shining wind (kaze hikaru) In our exploration of classical and non-classical kigo (seasonwords) for spring, today we have another classical kigo taken from the Shiki Saijiki: ‘shining wind’ (kaze hikaru), which refers to […]
above the saltmarsh skylark wavers on the breeze a duet with reeds Kim M. Russell, 16th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1648 skylark (hibari) Throughout April we are exploring classical and non-classical kigo for spring and today we have another classical kigo taken from the Shiki saijiki: hibari (skylark).
in the evening soup miso-soaked disagreement a piece of radish Kim M. Russell, 15th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1647 Japanese-radish flower (daikon no hana) Today we have a classical kigo taken from the Shiki saijiki: Japanese-radish flower (daikon no hana). Apparently, daikon means ‘big root’ and is a long white crunchy […]
in warriors’ dreams flames of homecoming lanterns carrion crows fly Kim M. Russell, 14th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #80 Quest for a New Masterpiece: summer grasses, also linked to Carpe Diem’s Light Retreat 2019: The Joy of Light Day 30 This weekend is another challenge to create a masterpiece inspired by […]