Poetic Pollen

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 […]

Shining Wind

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 […]

Hibari

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).

Warrior Dreams

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 […]