so many temples echoing with pilgrims’ prayers peaceful path to zen Kim M. Russell, 2nd March 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1820: Introduction to Shikoku Island This March we will be walking the pilgrimage along the 88 temples on Shikoku Island together to find inspiration for Japanese poetry, following in the footsteps of Buddhists, […]
the colour of love in all my favourite songs Joni Mitchell’s Blue Kim M. Russell, 27th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1818: the colour of love Today the theme is ‘The Colour Of Love’ and we have a tanka by Jane Reichhold to inspire us: too old for new love the moon rises […]
night thaws to morning the clean broom of spring snowfall sweeping cold from stones night thaws to morning a rim of frost on the grass turning to dew the clean broom of spring snowfall biting wind and ice gentled by the sun sweeping cold from stones leaves a wake of greenery a morning bouquet Kim […]
my grandfather I said I would marry him when I grew up Kim M. Russell, 22nd February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1815 Haiku: first love In Friday’s belated episode of Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai, we are writing about first love.
in a broken heart butterfly kisses echo fading memories Kim M. Russell, 20th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1814: lost love In today’s episode, the prompt is ‘lost Love’.
a familiar smile falling into depth of eyes just like coming home Kim M. Russell, 19th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1813: Love At First Sight The theme for Tuesday’s episode is ‘love at first sight’
the candles are burnt drips of wax on the table among red petals Kim M. Russell, 17th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1812: The Day After Valentine’s Day Last Friday was Valentine’s Day and today’s theme is ‘the day after Valentine’s Day’ (not counting the weekend!). Chèvrefeuille has shared a haiku by a […]