Mouse

companionable scratching behind the wainscot little harvest mouse Kim M. Russell, 21st October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1766 mouse This month we are celebrating Carpe Diem’s 7th birthday and the smaller creatures of nature. Today we are creating haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms on the theme of the ‘mouse’.

Fragility

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 […]

Grasshopper

a grasshopper sings camouflaged in sun-dried grass sudden leap of faith Kim M. Russell, 7th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1759 Grasshopper Today’s small creature in the celebratory prompt is the grasshopper. An example haiku inspired by the grasshopper is by Issa: giddy grasshopper take care…do not leap and crush these pearls of […]

Dragonflies

neon blue flashes shimmering dragonflies dance in sunlit garden Kim M. Russell, 4th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1757 Dragonfly In a new episode of Carpe Diem’s celebration month, we have another beautiful ‘small creature’, the dragonfly. I’ve ‘photo-shopped’ a haiku I posted back in 2016.