Bonsho – May Tan Renga

Springtime in Edo, Not a day passes without A temple bell sold.                                     © Kikaku Bronze bonsho summoning monks Resonates in underworld.                         Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #14 Springtime (Kikaku) Today our ‘hokku’ to create a Tan Renga is by one of Basho’s […]

Wired for Sound

in the middle of a field eyes squeezed tightly shut mouth open wide fingers in ears sound is suspended now and then a motorbike roars and whines cars hum in the distance senses open to patch of blue taste of earth and thud of heart Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to dVerse Poets Pub […]

Bamboo-zled – May Tan Renga

bamboo waving candlelight into the night wind                                                               © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016) gentle song of ancient grass protects the sacred temple                        Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #13 bamboo (Jane Reichhold) Today […]

Yesterday’s Headlines

Daily life is abbreviated, compounded and hyphenated by headline news. Internet starts to click with the over-75s while there are tough new controls for web giants, checkouts thrown out by Amazon. No one is safe. Ex-football coach faces 29 child sex charges, hit-and-run pair jailed, and teaching was like going into battle, says high-flyer. There’s […]