picnic on the beach there’s sand in the sandwiches flies float in the juice seagulls circle overhead we chew with stiff upper lips Kim M. Russell, 16th May 2019 My response to Poets United Midweek Motif: Picnic(s) Susan is our host this week with a challenge that asks us to use sense images to bring […]
The year is old and so is the moon, a full cold and haughty moon, a turning of the tides moon. Aloof and frigid, she knows no humidity, she is dry and dusty, her atmosphere musty. But her breath is frosty, her eyes are full of ice and her crown of stars is sharp as […]
The Emma Press Second Place Rosette launch. My reading:
I received copies of this wonderful little anthology at the weekend! You can buy it directly from The Emma Press, I’ve heard that it’s already on the shelf at Waterstones and it’s also available from Amazon, where there’s only one left in stock: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=The+Emma+Press+Second+Place+Rosette The poems in this book are varied and fabulous. Mine is […]
An old-fashioned red London bus takes me back to childhood’s sleepy night-ride home from my grandparents house: sitting between Mum and Dad, bare legs on fuzzy seats, folding concertinas of paper tickets, hypnotised by the perfume of exhaust, rumble of engine, and the window’s black and empty gaze. I believed the stars – obscured by […]
Originally posted on purehaiku:
cock crow opens doors welcoming the rising sun a flurry of dust ? © Kim M Russell 2018 ? Kim says of herself, “I may be retired but I’m busier than ever writing haiku and other poetic forms, as well as stories and a second novel which is tricky when I…
I have a poem in the this new anthology! Today’s the big day! Peeking Cat Anthology 2018 is out now, featuring poetry, prose and photography from 58 contributors! Paperback: £9.99 ebook: £4.99 The paperback will also be available on Amazon in the next few weeks.