October beach in all the footprints the tread of shoes Jane Reichhold ghosts of so many castles trampled and crumbled to sand Kim M. Russell, 23rd October 2019 My response to Carpe […]
one starry night to make that one painting – the rustling leaves Chėvrefeuille (2014) silent comets fall to earth illuminating willows leaves and branches blaze bright and silver with starlight under the moon’s eye only trunks lie in shadow holding up the studded sky an owl screeches breaking the starstruck silence sharp talons ready its […]
beneath the tarmac ancient footprints left behind forever frozen Kim M. Russell, 6th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #105 Turn Back Time For the first weekend meditation of October 2019, when we are celebrating Carpe Diem’s 7th anniversary, we have a new feature: ‘Turn Back Time’; we’re revisiting challenges we’ve had […]
blushing bud unfurls in the glass polisher’s hand a camellia Kim M. Russell, 29th September 2019 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #104 Photo-shopping Haiku “Camellia” (Yosa Buson) In this new weekend meditation, we have an episode of ‘Photo-shopping Haiku’ and a haiku by Buson (1716-1784): tama-suri-no zayu ni hiraku tsubaki kana Unfolding at […]
fragments of sunset on a warm blustery breeze sudden fall of leaves Kim M. Russell, 22nd September 2019 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #103 The Quest for A New Masterpiece Continues: Start Of Autumn, also shared with Poets United at the Poetry Pantry I’m glad to be back for this weekend’s meditation, in […]
footsore and weary approaching the holy shrine with smiles and blessings Kim M. Russell, 8th September 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1741 Santiago de Compostela This month, our theme is ‘an act of devotion’” and all the prompts are pilgrimages around the world. Today we have a familiar pilgrimage: Santiago de Compostela.
silent pauses punctuated by crickets autumn begins Kim M. Russell, 8th September 2019 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #101 Photoshopping Haiku: Cricket Silence This weekend we are writing ‘photo-shopped’ haiku, tweaking to make the difference between a good haiku (or tanka) and an excellent haiku (or tanka). Chèvrefeuille says that we can ‘photo-shop’ […]