celebration finally the snow has gone early plum blossom opening tiny bud fists a flutter of petal hands convocation drowsy daffodils raise heads tickled by the sun trumpets glisten with fresh dew heralding silent fanfares jubilation from freshly festooned branches solo blackbird voice bird and human together rejoice in the spring garden Kim M. Russell, […]


starry memory observing constellations ancient dot-to-dot the night sky shifted and bathed the sea with spectral shimmer Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1264 Borealis (Northern Lights) This month Carpe Diem celebrates its fifth anniversary, for which Chèvrefeuille has chosen a variety of themes and prompts from past posts in a trip […]

River of Souls

on the river lights float to the horizon the dead rejoice                           © Basho on the river all the boats are tied with ropes freedom is anchored lights float to the horizon crowds of souls released flickering lanterns the dead rejoice they are free to sail away while boats are tethered Kim M. Russell, 2017 My […]


bright rowan berries drip of late afternoon rain September sparkles Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Writing and Enjoying Haiku #6 new ways This week’s episode of Writing and Enjoying Haiku is in honour of Jane Reichhold. Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to go ‘outside the box’ again, which means breaking free from […]