Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine has a new feature called Peeking Cat Perspectives. Once a month they post an image, about which they would like us to write something inspired: a poem, prose, or just a few lines.They suggest that we avoid looking at other people’s responses before we write our own, so that we’re not […]
My thoughts and questions about blogging.
again and again grief taps me on the shoulder gentle reminder Kim M. Russell, 2017
Starting the New Year with Visual Verse
After a bleak start to the New Year, my mood is a little lighter now that another of my submissions has been included in the latest online Visual Verse anthology. At the moment, my poem ‘Blue’ is on page 17 of Vol. 4, Chapter 3: http://visualverse.org
A poem found in Science Alert in an article by Peter Dockrill in paint-laden brushstrokes fractal patterns trace cognitive changes like snowflakes self-repeating and replicating in each work of art analysing artists’ souls following flimsy threads of neurodegenerative decline Kim M. Russell, 2016 Salvador Dali’s The Basket of Bread (1926) and The Swallow’s Tail (1983). […]
Just a Second
Apparently, this pile of guff Of a year isn’t long enough: Due to slowing Earth rotation, To ensure clock synchronisation, An extra leap second Will be added to its end. Kim M. Russell, 2016 Dennis van Zuijlekom/Flickr found on Science Alert
a single flake glistening in the moonlight heralds morning snow Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2016 #4 first snow We are counting down to Christmas 2016 in this CD special feature and Chèvrefeuille is dreaming of a white Christmas; he says that they […]
Your hands were always cold, my dear, Despite temperature and weather, The only time they warmed, my dear, Was when we were together, When you put your arms around my waist And intertwined your fingers. I can feel your breath upon my cheek, The scent of you still lingers, But now there’s only icy hands, […]
I would love to go to Snardiff on the rhambangle train but I’ve heard that in Snardiff it’s likely to rain cats and dogs, if it’s not spitting leaves or feathers; it’s known to the locals as snardiffanous weather. If I don’t go, it’s no calamity because it’s dry and warm at home and full of […]
Great Wall of China
twisting and turning over mountainous terrain ancient dragon guards Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem #1096 The Great Wall of China by Einar Englund, Today’s music is by Einar Englund, a Finnish composer, and is called ‘The Great Wall of China’.
percussion the kiss of wood and metal musical mantra Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem #1095 Six Japanese Gardens by Kaija Saariaho Today Chèvrefeuille has introduced us to Kaija Saariaho, a Finnish composer I have never heard of, and her ‘Six Japanese Gardens’. He has also shared one of his own haiku […]