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’.

Grasshopper

a grasshopper sings camouflaged in sun-dried grass sudden leap of faith Kim M. Russell, 7th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1759 Grasshopper Today’s small creature in the celebratory prompt is the grasshopper. An example haiku inspired by the grasshopper is by Issa: giddy grasshopper take care…do not leap and crush these pearls of […]

Ancient Roads

beneath the tarmac ancient footprints left behind forever frozen Kim M. Russell, 6th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #105 Turn Back Time For the first weekend meditation of October 2019, when we are celebrating Carpe Diem’s 7th anniversary, we have a new feature: ‘Turn Back Time’; we’re revisiting challenges we’ve had […]

Dragonflies

neon blue flashes shimmering dragonflies dance in sunlit garden Kim M. Russell, 4th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1757 Dragonfly In a new episode of Carpe Diem’s celebration month, we have another beautiful ‘small creature’, the dragonfly. I’ve ‘photo-shopped’ a haiku I posted back in 2016.