At the crossroads of summer and autumn

between passing moons even the fish are waiting in cricket silence between passing moons constellations are clearer cosmic dot-to-dots even the fish are waiting beneath frosted leaves the pond hesitates in cricket silence autumn performs her striptease distant thunderclap Kim M. Russell, 9th November 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1777 Classical and non-classical in […]

Past Peonies

Grandfather’s garden I pick peony petals fading on dry soil Grandfather’s garden haven of childhood summers no clouds in the sky I pick peony petals silky frills of deep cerise my secret friends fading on dry soil distant memories and tears his watering can Kim M. Russell, 16th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem […]

Daisies After the Storm

around the mansion daisies standing strong together after the storm Chèvrefeuille, 2012 around the mansion a common constellation twinkling in the grass daisies standing strong together pregnant with pollen refreshed by raindrops after the storm welcome hum of honeybees ichorous sunshine Kim M. Russell, 7th August 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1719 Daisies: Troiku […]