early morning snow landing on a fresh white page robins track haiku Kim M. Russell, 5th December 2019 My response to Poets United Midweek Motif: Changes Susan and Sumana bring us the aroma of change this midweek, with the sad news of their departure as hosts on 18th December. They have shared poems by Rilke, […]
Irish soil stuck to his honest pen Seamus Heaney Kim M. Russell, 4th December 2019 I woke up this morning with this whoku in my head. Two things inspired it: Patricia’s Poetry Pea podcasts and the wonderful BBC2 programme about Seamus Heaney, which I watched on Saturday night and highly recommend. It’s called ‘Seamus […]
Tyrannosaurus crashing through the undergrowth each breath a roar Kim M. Russell, 3rd December 2019
Patricia at the Poetry Pea has been very busy and produced another podcast yesterday, number 23 of her second series, which not only has some exciting news and more of the renku, but also some ‘whoku’, of which one is mine! So please visit the Poetry Pea Treats Podcast and you might feel like taking […]
washed with twilight rain scarlet-hued hibiscus blooms a lovely sunset Kim M. Russell, 3rd December 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1790 A Lovely Sunset The first episode of a new month of CDHK is a double one and ‘Never Change A Winning Team’ continues into December. The first challenge is to ‘revise’ a haiku […]
I’ve just listened to, and read the accompanying notes on, Patricia’s Poetry Pea Podcast, Series 2, Episode 2, which is all about men, and there are some fabulous haiku and senryu. It’s worth a listen – or read- and she’s included one of mine.
with eyelids closed I sketch her face perfectly only in dreams Kim M. Russell, 19th November 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1783 a bell resounds: Shiki’s shasei In a new episode of ‘Never Change A Winning Team’, our inspiration for a new haiku comes from Masaoka Shiki, one of the ‘big-five’ haiku poets. Both […]