No Words

in a starry sky a silent display of light heavenly language Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1174 silence Chèvrefeuille says today’s poem is a difficult one to understand: Silence Nothing is better for an ignorant man than silence, and if he were to consider it to be suitable, he would not […]

Spring Leaving

spring sap has risen bare willow trees are leaving in a burst of buds Kim M. Russell My response to Carpe Diem #1173 leaving Today we have another poem by Hafiz as inspiration. It’s taken from The Gift and it is entitled ‘No More Leaving’: No More Leaving At  Some point Your relationship With God […]


with a humble stone we can grind grains to make bread or finish a wall leaving clouds to do their job: gather rain, then let it fall Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image of woman grinding grain found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1169 humble In this episode Chèvrefeuille has shared another poem by […]

Rumi’s Flute

a breath of spring air in the midst of confusion universal flute Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Wikipedia My response to Carpe Diem #1168 flute Chèvrefeuille has been waxing philosophical today, talking about existentialism as a background to the poem by Rumi he has shared, in which the poet is speaking about ‘existence’: […]