A Message from the Crows

She lingers by the lane, in the interregnum of autumn, an exhalation of green, watching glossy crows gather over stubbled fields of faded ochre, sewn delicately with bales and rustling with dragonflies. The end-of-day sun casts a murder of shadows, letters from above, the winged initials of her one true love. Kim M. Russell, 12th […]

Nibbling the Edge of Summer

I’m a grey squirrel, loveable in my autumn frenzy, gathering sustenance for the coming season. You are content to observe me scampering in gardens and parks, flying from branch to branch, leaping from path to bench, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. You laugh as a scurry of clouds devours the sky, grey squirrels nibbling the azure until […]

Autumn Stirring

In the lengthening shadow of summer’s hinterland, leaves are already yellow and their dusty weariness is beginning to show. Counting the days that empty with their falling, tattered and brittle, they know they must go. Kim M. Russell, 29th August 2019 My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Micro Poetry: Fill The Empty Parts […]

No Vacancies

in vacant windows no chintzy drapes or roses just my reflection staring back from the darkness or a ghostly resident Kim M. Russell, 27th November 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1554 Haunted Houses (modern kigo) Today’s modern kigo, ‘haunted houses’,  has been taken from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku, from the section autumn and […]