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 […]

Heron at Twilight

lens of fading light freezes sky-borne silhouette a pterodactyl serrated shadowy wings trailing heron’s gangly legs © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #1 Jeanine Hoedemakers’ This month Chèvrefeuille is introducing us to Dutch haiku poets and the first episode is about Jeanine Hoedemakers, […]

Early Morning Street Cleaners

gulls flock the town square last night’s fast food vanishes a round of applause © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on www.mirror.co.uk/ My response to Carpe Diem Special (3rd guest) Herman van Rompuy’s 4th a clap of wings In the final CD Special of Herman van Rompuy, former president of Belgium and the first President of […]

Turtle Dove Duet

heads together cooing a gentle duet love’s ancient symbol © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on www.dailymail.co.uk My response to Carpe Diem Special (3rd guest) Herman van Rompuy’s 3rd “birds in concert” In another CD Special by Herman van Rompuy (former President of Belgium and President of the EU), Chèvrefeuille has shared three haiku to inspire […]

Hibernacula

under the willow autumn piles up damp decay toad hibernation © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on http://www.rspb.org.uk/ My response to Carpe Diem Special (3rd guest) Herman van Rompuy’s 2nd “inaugurate spring” Chèvrefeuille has brought us another CD Special by Herman van Rompuy, former president of Belgium and former president of the EU. Here is his […]

Wings and Leaves

sunset silhouettes of crow-black wings gathering leaves on empty trees © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Special (3rd guest) Herman van Rompuy “the night has fallen” Chèvrefeuille has introduced us to Herman van Rompuy, Belgian politician who formerly served as Prime Minister of Belgium and then as the […]

October Farewells

migrating swallows break in waves across the sun sobbing their goodbyes © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on www.express.co.uk My response to Carpe Diem Special (2nd guest) Kala Ramesh’s “sunbirds peck” Chèvrefeuille has brought us the first CD Special by our second guest Kala Ramesh, a haiku poet from India who was also featured last year. howling […]