A poem in a new anthology

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 […]

Necklace of Lights

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 […]

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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…

Summer’s Night

summer’s night the tree spirit follows in the sound of wooden shoes ­                                                                      branches lace the moonlit sky ­      […]

Lend me your arms

lend me your arms, fast as thunderbolts, for a pillow on my journey                      Hendrik Doeff bid me goodnight with a kiss seal our love until morning                    Kim M. Russell, 28/09/2018 My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Chained Together III: lend me your arms In […]

Summer Traffic Jam

between dusty cars an orange butterfly flits the traffic rumbles exhaust fumes filter sunlight a dandelion beckons Kim M. Russell, 13th September 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge 2018 Chained Together (III): between dusty cars Today we are adding a two-line stanza to a haiku I wrote in response to a Quest […]