One Starry Night

one starry night to make that one painting – the rustling leaves                          Chėvrefeuille (2014) silent comets fall to earth illuminating willows leaves and branches blaze bright and silver with starlight under the moon’s eye only trunks lie in shadow holding up the studded sky an owl screeches breaking the starstruck silence sharp talons ready its […]


on the honeysuckle the fragile wings of a butterfly a fluttering sound                                      Chèvrefeuille (October 2012) heavy and sweetly perfumed memories of warmer days                      Kim M. Russell, 10th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1760 Butterfly In today’s episode of Carpe Diem’s celebration kai, our challenge is to create a Tan Renga with a given […]


a grasshopper sings camouflaged in sun-dried grass sudden leap of faith Kim M. Russell, 7th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1759 Grasshopper Today’s small creature in the celebratory prompt is the grasshopper. An example haiku inspired by the grasshopper is by Issa: giddy grasshopper take care…do not leap and crush these pearls of […]


neon blue flashes shimmering dragonflies dance in sunlit garden Kim M. Russell, 4th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1757 Dragonfly In a new episode of Carpe Diem’s celebration month, we have another beautiful ‘small creature’, the dragonfly. I’ve ‘photo-shopped’ a haiku I posted back in 2016.

House Fly

broken windowpane house fly buzzes in the breeze caught in a web Kim M. Russell, 3rd September 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1756 Fly For Carpe Diem’s 7th anniversary month we are celebrating small things in nature, and today we are inspired by Issa to write haiku about flies: don’t be mean to that […]