Reflections on Rotten

Lemon brashness softens and blooms into the livid greens and blues of a mouldy citrus bruise. Once it was firm and glossy, oiled with fruity essence; it has become its own reflection, silently exhaling spores that dance a tango with a fading summer scent. Kim M. Russell, 16th October 2018 My response to dVerse Poets […]


I hold the fragile, hollow shaft bone carefully between fingers and thumb, study its iridescent greens and blues playing tricks and changing hues as I turn it in the light. In this fractal fragment of flight, old now, discarded and renewed, I sense the sorrowful stare of eyes, preserved forever in a poet’s quill, in […]


a graceful geisha bends in the wind of culture wonderful willow Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1163 geisha, the beauty of Japan  In the penultimate episode of our journey through Japan, Chèvrefeuille has told us about the geisha, geiko or geigi: traditional Japanese female entertainers who act […]

Beauty and the Beast

Roads flanked with buildings merge into paths flanked with tombs, a city within a city, where the living and the dead repose in separate rooms. Among manholes and rotting flowers, the eyes of cameras find infinite traces of beauty and sometimes a beast. Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads […]

Mosaic of Beauty

My response to Carpe Diem #1025 beauty Today’s inspirational quote is from Rumi (1207-1273), a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic: “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” […] Rumi kaleidoscopic tesserae of life combine in unique beauty © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image of mosaic portrait of a woman from Pompeii found on