Apple Blossoms

branches fracture sun in spilling apple blossoms the valley awakes branches fracture sun awash with shiny spangles early morning dew in spilling apple blossoms a bumblebee cavorts with pollen’s sweetness the valley awakes a flood of pastel petals welcoming the day branches fracture sun they finger-paint the dawn sky with smudges of cloud awash with […]

Setsubun

paper wishes fly in a blossom-scented breeze goodbye to winter Kim M. Russell, 10th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1581 Setsubun Today we are being inspired with a classical kigo: setsubun, the last day of winter, which features ritualistic chasing of devils out of the house, allowing good luck for the spring (the […]