Smoke and Breath

smoke curls from chimneys mingling with smouldering leaves and nebulous breath © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #5 autumn scenes In this week’s Universal Jane, a special feature as a tribute to Jane Reichhold, Chèvrefeuille has shared some of her autumn haiku for inspiration: October beach […]

A Breath of Fresh Air

After the claustrophobia of curtains closed Before dusk, she feels like a smudged shadow Tucked in her bowl of cardboard cornflakes. Stepping into the smoky light Of a milky autumn morning, She pegs out her washing, A stronger penumbra inhaling Deep into her marrow The aroma of damp meadow Flowers and grass crushed underfoot And […]

Bramble Breath

We are fighting a futile battle Against esurient microliths, Feral thorns hiding in the hedge, Thrusting forward tendrils of sharpness. Sharp eyes of berries glitter, Breathing bramble sillage, Exalting their sweetness In defiance of their nothingness.   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #121 “September 19th, 2016”