Ancient Warrior Ghosts

ancient warrior ghosts mists over the foreign highlands – waiting for the full moon swords, spears and arrows bristling in the silver lunar light noble samurai spirits drifting on the breeze ever homeward bound sadness and despair hidden behind elaborate masks now the mask is off captured in a photograph warrior revealed fading into history […]

Shadows on a Sunny Porch

between boards shadows on a sunny porch a slender coolness                         © Jane Reichhold a cat finds its sleeping place among sunbeams and dust motes Kim M. Russell, 14th July 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 2018 #1 shadows on a sunny porch (Jane Reichhold) Today we have a Tan Renga Challenge, the […]

Chrysanthemum Dew

how glorious young green leaves flash in the sun revealing new tenderness after glorious blossom a skylark sings the pheasant’s voice is the instrumental music following the dawn chorus a composition for two early summer rains falling so heavily they cover up the waterfall conjures rainbows and applause long after the thunderstorm passing through autumn […]

Of Age and Cherry Trees

inside the temple visitors cannot know cherries are blooming their ephemeral flowers blushing like youthful geisha the old woman a cherry tree blooming in old age is something to remember branches laden with blossom trembling in a brisk spring breeze what a sprout a dewdrop seeps down the nodes of generations of bamboo youthful innocence […]