we mutter and complain about missing the news again the stereo stops playing and we live off sandwiches for a while candles flicker inside stars twinkle outside silence is a palpable buzzing and crackling inside ears and heads so we feed it with words that might not otherwise have been said. Kim M. Russell, 2017 […]
Here’s a link to the September issue, Vol. 4, Chapter 11 of the online Visual Verse anthology. You can find my poem on page 28 or you can link directly to the poem, entitled ‘Cactus Cowboy’.
Red bricks echo with the homeless and poor, from the squeak of wrought-iron gate to the heavy fall of knocker on imposing door. They reverberate with hunger, fuelled by gruel and mouse-meagre morsel trails of bread-and-cheese through the corridors of their history. They are organised and counted by the workhouse clock, punctuated with oakum, elbow […]
A chill murmurs through trees still wearing summer frocks stained with fruit and chestnut rust. Early morning mist conceals a fox on a mission to find rations. Marsh harriers fuel up for migration, fighter planes above the mere, forming shadow vectors over fields of brown-gold stubble and hedgerows grey with old man’s beard. Along the […]
traffic pulses around a city park in its heart autumn is swept into piles a colourful wheelbarrow Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1255 City Park Today’s inspiration is a photo taken by Chèvrefeuille of a park not far from his home. I thought I’d try a little experimentation using a photograph […]
climbing nature’s stairs step by step with each calm breath green meditation Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1254 stairs of nature Today’s image was taken somewhere in Portugal by someone named Jan and Chèvrefeuille says he found it on Tumblr.
We shut the front door and rewind the day, reining in squally autumn weather, and watch the sky together as storm smudged charcoal clouds soak up rain from macerated mud and leafy puddles. For a quiet twilight moment, orange and scarlet sun reigns again. Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to dVerse Poets Pub Tuesday […]