above the temple hungry vultures soar and glide silent as the bells Kim M. Russell, 2nd March 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1821: Ryozenji (the first temple) From today, we are making a pilgrimage along a selection of the 88 temples on the island of Shikoku and will follow in the footsteps of thousands […]
the poise of a cat as it springs onto my lap vibrating purrs Kim M. Russell, 24th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1816: kittens This Friday will be the last day of February and Carpe Diem’s month of love, in which we’ve written about several kinds of Love; today our challenge is to […]
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 […]
between budding trees awash with lukewarm sunshine a wave of bluebells Kim M. Russell, 31st October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1772 Virginia Blue Bell In the last episode of Carpe Diem’s festive 7th birthday month, we have a beautiful small flower: the bluebell. I’m not sure whether mine is a haiku or a […]
until their leaves fall trees smoulder with poetry ignited by words Kim M. Russell, 3rd October 2019 A micro poem for National Poetry Day in the UK, also linked to dVerse Poets Open Link Night I’m not sure if this is a haiku or a senryu.
a naked lady opening her lush petals with scarlet flourish Kim M. Russell, 6th January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1578 Amaryllis (modern kigo) This month we are exploring classical and modern season words (kigo) for winter. Today’s modern kigo (taken from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku) is amaryllis.
ancient geoglyphs hidden from the earthbound eye monkey in the sand Kim M. Russell, 22nd May 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1437 Nazca Culture Today we have found out about the Nazca lines, created by the Nazca culture between 300 B.C and 600 A.D., which consist of geometric forms and figures, such as a […]