wisteria beans let’s make that a theme for haikai a flower fruit Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) dreaming of heady fragrance until small brown seeds take root Kim M. Russell, 19th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday #14: Wisteria Beans In today’s episode of the special feature, Tan Renga Wednesday, our challenge […]
a familiar smile falling into depth of eyes just like coming home Kim M. Russell, 19th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1813: Love At First Sight The theme for Tuesday’s episode is ‘love at first sight’
I am a Middle Eastern beauty, a migrant of the sixteenth century, a gauzy turban of petalled secrets. Some prefer me dressed in scarlet, sprung from droplets of blood, a ruby flood of perfect love. My yellow flower’s glow is cheerful, the power of my white’s forgiveness, while my purple robe is royal. My orb-shaped […]
There are moments caught between heartbeats, between light and shadow, time and space, in the swing of the pendulum, tick and tock, that leave us breathless. Lightning strikes during those moments, illuminating the darkness of a city street, an ocean, a field or, in my case, the garden in the middle of the night. A […]
the candles are burnt drips of wax on the table among red petals Kim M. Russell, 17th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1812: The Day After Valentine’s Day Last Friday was Valentine’s Day and today’s theme is ‘the day after Valentine’s Day’ (not counting the weekend!). Chèvrefeuille has shared a haiku by a […]
in nooks and corners cold remains: flowers of the plum Buson icicles encrust stamen […]
commercialism puts a hefty price on love breaking lonely hearts Kim M. Russell, 14th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1811: Valentine’s Day Today is Valentine’s day, for many a day to send cards to secret lovers or give gifts to the ones they love.