Sea and Flowers

coming to sea cliffs the off-shore breeze raises a flower fragrance                                    Jane Reichhold seasoned with salt and sunshine a single parasol blooms                          Kim M. Russell, 28th May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1668 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (15): flower […]

Another Year Gone

another year is gone a traveller’s shade on my head, straw sandals at my feet                         Matsuo Basho old places are left behind unknown landscapes lie ahead             Kim M. Russell, 16th May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1665 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (12) ‘special’ Basho: Miscanthus bud Today […]

Only Tracks

late summer alone on the beach with only tracks                                           Jane Reichhold warm sand rubs between tired toes enticed by the wash of tide seagulls overhead melancholy messages scribbled in the sky returning them to sender below on the empty beach                   Kim M. Russell, 16th May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1664 Tan Renga […]

Watching a Snail

I bow to my master Matsuo Basho told me the way to watch a snail                                         Chèvrefeuille haiku spiral from its shell and unravel in its trail                                Kim M. Russell Kim M. Russell, 13th May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1662 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (9) Watching a Snail In the first episode […]