among falling leavesstillness of a butterflyhibernation Kim M. Russell, 8th October 2020 My response to Carpe Diem Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary, October 2020: Carpe Diem #1833 butterfly Today’s theme is butterfly.
flashing butterfly among the honeysuckle a neon blue spark Kim M. Russell, 14th May 2020 A haiku for dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night It’s my husband’s birthday today, so I’m keeping it brief with a haiku and a small butterfly.
on the honeysuckle the fragile wings of a butterfly a fluttering sound Chèvrefeuille (October 2012) heavy and sweetly perfumed memories of warmer days Kim M. Russell, 10th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1760 Butterfly In today’s episode of Carpe Diem’s celebration kai, our challenge is to create a Tan Renga with a given […]
a dandelion now and then interrupting the butterfly’s dream Chiyo-Ni tickle of a downy clock early morning wake-up call Kim M. Russell, 3rd May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1656 Tan Renga Challenge May 2019 (3) Dandelion and […]
On this March afternoon outside my dusty window, a smudge in sunshine becomes a glint of lemon and flutters into view: the first spring butterfly flashes me a yellow smile. Kim M. Russell, 30th March 2019 My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Get Listed: Late March Edition Sanaa is back with ‘March: An […]
little butterfly outside my dusty window a yellow smile Kim M. Russell, 28th March 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1635 “Go get yourself a saijiki and read it many times”. Kigo: butterfly Today we have a classical kigo: ‘choo’ or ‘butterfly’ and, as butterflies are seen for the first time in spring, it’s a […]
in nooks and corners cold remains: flowers of the plum © Yosa Buson (tr. RH Blyth) waiting to open petals […]
with every gust of wind, the butterfly changes its place on the willow rusty orange wings dancing […]
blossom surfs the breeze sun shifts shadows in branches silent butterfly Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem’s Crossroads #4 morning breeze In this new episode of the special feature ‘crossroads’, in which the challenge is to fuse two haiku into one, we have one haiku by a classical haiku poet and one […]
butterfly moment stretches to eternity wonder in my hands Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #25 Use That Quote This weekend’s prompt is ‘Use That Quote’, in which we are given a quote as inspiration to create haiku, tanka or another Japanese poetry form: “The butterfly counts not months but […]