An Autumn Leaf – May Tan Renga

ura wo mise omote wo misete chiru momiji now it reveals its hidden side and now the other—thus it falls, an autumn leaf                                          © Ryokan Taigu somersaulting in free-fall delicate flash of colour                            Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #10 an autumn […]

Gardening in the Autumn Rain

soaked by constant rain the gardener rakes autumn in a gaudy pile © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #4 Mariëtte Schrijver In this new Carpe Diem Special, Chèvrefeuille has introduced another Dutch haiku poet, Mariëtte Schrijver, who started creating haiku and senryu quite recently and was […]

Apples in Autumn

spring apple blossom spread gentle scent; now fading leaves hide russet fruit © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #2 Jurgen Diepstraten In the second CD-Special of Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands, Chèvrefeuille has introduced us to Jurgen Diepstraten and his haiku: hoor de tijd verstild zelfs […]

After the Clocks Go Back

Shadows spill into living rooms; at four o’clock, car headlights blaze, terrace windows glow and televisions flicker. The trees know: their sap retreats, they shed their leaves, drops of colour pooling where they stand, swirls of colour blowing in the wind. Every afternoon, well before three, I pull on hat, gloves and Wellington greens for […]

Autumn River Song

riversong wind blown from autumn trees a stream of gold                                        © Jane Reichhold ripe notes of nuts and berries eddy in a whirl of leaves weeping skies rain soaks fallen foliage diluting colour russet fading into grey seasonal evanescence bonfires burn detritus and dank decay curling on the air musical sigh of the breeze comforting […]