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 […]

Autumn Reflections

reflections of autumn tumbling earth and rust diluted in ripples of a river swept under a bridge © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image courtesy of Bastet My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie B&P Shadorma & Beyond – Full Circle – October 15, 2016 Today Bastet has told us about the shadorma: where it comes from, its form and […]

Autumn Swans

I am waiting For Bewick’s swans migrating After summer mating In windy Arctic wastes, Blowing in snow clouds from the north, Below them, glow of autumnal earth. Quite soon, A gentle trumpeting will fill the sky, Heralding cloud-white cheeks and breasts, And winter wildness. © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on My poem for imaginary […]