honeycomb hexagons too narrow for fingers but just right for bees conjuring honey from pollen tidy and tessellated sticky-sweet Kim M. Russell, 24th April 2020 My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads NaPoWriMo Day 24 Play it Again in April 2020: Wild Woman’s Natural Wonders On Wednesday 24th April, 2019, Sherry inspired us with […]

Goodbye to Bees

Now that autumn is here, with winter on its heels, I observe ever-changing foliage through windows blurred with misty condensation. I think back to liquid sun- drops, pollen-perfumed bumble-kissed summer lullabies, and whisper goodbye to bees until they appear next year. Kim M. Russell, 25th September 2019 My response to Poets United Midweek Motif: Honey […]


bees dance weaving between buzz and hum drunk with pollen Kim M. Russell, 2017   My response to Carpe Diem Utabukuro #2 solar eclipse August 21st 2017 This weekend we have an Utabukuro episode, in which Chèvrefeuille asks us to share a favourite haiku or tanka and write an all new haiku or tanka inspired […]

A Walk In the Wild Garden

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Weeds in the Garden   Since spring, blackbirds have been singing At dawn and dusk, squabbling and serenading; Exhausted now, the garden is quite still, Except for occasional echoes of a silvery trill. Underfoot the earth is soaked, In my garden trees and shrubs are cloaked With […]

Bees in May

I watch a drowsy bee chew Through its winter cocoon And emerge on the edge Of a sunny window ledge. After a sullen start to spring, Dandelions smile in dewy grass. The first dragonfly helicopters past The cherry tree and honeysuckle bowers, Where flirty buds are bursting To unfold a pink flurry of flowers To […]