Last Glow of the Dying Season

solitary quinceamong semi-bare branchestoo few leaves to hidethe only source of sunshinefloodlights the dying season Kim M. Russell, 19th November 2020           My response to dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar: Jisei (Japanese Death Poems) Frank is our host today for Meeting the Bar, inviting us to revisit the Jisei (Japanese […]

A phoenix poem must first burn

one ember ignitesinto undaunted new linesphoenix wings aflamepoems learn to fly againleaving their ashes behind Kim M. Russell, 9th September 2020 My response to Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #36: ‘a phoenix first must burn’ Magaly is back this Wednesday, inviting us to birth new poetry or prose inspired by the phrase ‘a phoenix […]

Winter Chrysanthemum

winter chrysanthemum, wearing nothing but its own light                              Mizuhara Shūōshi (1892-1981) fragile from the bitter frost radiant smiling sunshine             Kim M. Russell, 12th February 2020   My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday #13: Winter Chrysanthemum In today’s episode of Tan Renga Wednesday, our goal is to create a […]

Autumn and Winter Duet

a last leaf swirls on the wind towards the east – first snow falls gently                                 Chèvrefeuille the seasons dance a duet until everything is white                            Kim M. Russell, 6th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday #12: a last leaf This Tan Renga Wednesday, our challenge is to complete a haiku from […]