October beach in all the footprints the tread of shoes Jane Reichhold ghosts of so many castles trampled and crumbled to sand Kim M. Russell, 23rd October 2019 My response to Carpe […]
on the honeysuckle the fragile wings of a butterfly a fluttering sound Chèvrefeuille (October 2012) heavy and sweetly perfumed memories of warmer days Kim M. Russell, 10th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1760 Butterfly In today’s episode of Carpe Diem’s celebration kai, our challenge is to create a Tan Renga with a given […]
deadly corncockle flashing among stalks of corn a rare magenta wild beauty in the garden spikes bitter bread of harvest Kim M. Russell, 30th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1736 Corncockle (Agrostemma githago) In the last episode of this month of wildflowers, today’s flower is the corncockle or Agrostemma githago, a slender pink […]
poor man’s weather-glass a memory of childhood rainy days inside tightly closed brick-red petals coaxed open by late sunshine Kim M. Russell, 15th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1725 Scarlet Pimpernel Today, the new addition to our bouquet of wildflowers is the Scarlet Pimpernel.
salty surf trickles among pebbles in the sand caressing hot skin orchestra of crashing waves tinged with sunset’s afterglow Kim M. Russell, 5th July 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1696 Beach Love In today’s Summer Love episode, the challenge is to create Tanka (only tanka) on the theme of Beach Love and try to […]
walking together in a meadow of yellow buttery cowslips filled with the humming of bees honey-sweet as a first kiss a crown of petals daisy-chained by our fingers dusty with pollen trails on the summer breeze snags in overhanging leaves knee-deep in grasses on the edge of the meadow our fingertips touch with an exchange […]
lightning flash– what I thought were faces are plumes of pampas grass Basho (Tr. unknown) illuminated briefly by celestial fireworks Kim M. Russell, 20th May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1671 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (18) lightning flash We […]