between budding trees awash with lukewarm sunshine a wave of bluebells Kim M. Russell, 31st October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1772 Virginia Blue Bell In the last episode of Carpe Diem’s festive 7th birthday month, we have a beautiful small flower: the bluebell. I’m not sure whether mine is a haiku or a […]
longing for the grass at the bottom of the pool those fireflies Buson longing for the grass chlorophyll and oxygen luminous bubbles at the bottom of the pool hidden secret world shadows and light those fireflies hovering deliciously surreptitious frog Kim M. Russell, 29th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1771 Troiku Challenge: Firefly […]
thistle barely bends buoyant with the blue tit’s song in every season Kim M. Russell, 28th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1770 Tomtit In the last week of our festive 7th anniversary month, today we have another small creature, the blue tit. While the English word ‘tomtit’ can refer to pretty much any of […]
between yellow leaves little beady-eyed head cocked curious robin he flits from hedgerow to tree scanning for a juicy worm tiny tracks in snow leading to a holly bush blush of camouflage an overwintering guest he shelters in flowerpots romancing his mate perched upon a wheelbarrow song-trilling red breast pecking at cherry blossom among yellow […]
in a mist-cloaked tree only the caw of a crow a shrunken shadow Kim M. Russell, 24th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1768 Crows In today’s episode of Carpe Diem’s month of birthday celebration, our theme is crows, taking inspiration from Basho’s crow haiku.
fragile daisy chain woven by little fingers priceless memories Kim M. Russell, 22nd October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1767 Daisies With only ten days remaining in Carpe Diem’s birthday month, today the theme is daisies.
companionable scratching behind the wainscot little harvest mouse Kim M. Russell, 21st October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1766 mouse This month we are celebrating Carpe Diem’s 7th birthday and the smaller creatures of nature. Today we are creating haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms on the theme of the ‘mouse’.
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 tip of the newly sprouted bamboo… a baby sparrow its hungry beak gaping wide […]
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 […]