Gusty Morning on the Beach

wind roars through the dunes strafing beach and steel-grey waves further down the coast matchstick people walking dogs push hard against the weather Kim M. Russell, 2016 L. S. Lowry ‘People On The Beach’ found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Special #222 Candy’s 2nd “morning walk” (tanka) This month Candy of rhymeswithbug.com is our featured […]

Red Sky at Night

winter night descends sky’s stained with a bloody streak a shepherd’s delight Kim M. Russell, 2016 Photograph by David Russell My response to Carpe Diem Special #221 Candy’s Showcase first ” promise in red clouds “ The first Carpe Diem Special of December 2016 id dedicated to Candy, who won the ‘tribute to Jane’ kukai […]

Gardening in the Autumn Rain

soaked by constant rain the gardener rakes autumn in a gaudy pile © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #4 Mariëtte Schrijver In this new Carpe Diem Special, Chèvrefeuille has introduced another Dutch haiku poet, Mariëtte Schrijver, who started creating haiku and senryu quite recently and was […]

Snow on a Summer’s Day

furious kicking keeps her afloat in the wake of fast tourist boats white swan – snowflake on water a lost echo of winter © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #3 Ria Giskes “six swans” (tanka) In this new episode of Chèvrefeuille’s CD Special about Japanese Poetry […]

Apples in Autumn

spring apple blossom spread gentle scent; now fading leaves hide russet fruit © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #2 Jurgen Diepstraten In the second CD-Special of Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands, Chèvrefeuille has introduced us to Jurgen Diepstraten and his haiku: hoor de tijd verstild zelfs […]