I see clearly. I see blossom. I see ripples in leaves. I see movement in trees. I see the definition of petals. I almost see green chlorophyll pulsing through vein and stem. I see the black and white gloss of the handsome magpie by the garden gate. Kim M. Russell, 2nd April 2022 It’s 22nd […]

After the Flush

After the first full flush of the pink cherry’s blush, April’s shivering, brazen breeze begins the leisurely striptease, peeling innocent, frilly petals from blossom, and blossoms from branches, until all that’s left of bashful spring is the foliage of trees dappling and quietly greening. Kim M. Russell, 20th April 2020 My response to dVerse Poets […]

Photo-Shopped Cherry Blossom

even old men open their eyes to New Year cherry blossoms Kim M. Russell, 19th May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #85 Photo-shopping Haiku (2) Cherry Blossom For this weekend’s meditation we have another episode of the new feature: ‘Photo-Shopping Haiku’, in which we tweak or make a little change to a […]

Spring Kites

bright kites aflutter above cherry blossomed trees a fresh scented breeze Kim M. Russell, 23rd February 2019 My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Weekend Challenge: Season Your Poetry  Toni is hosting this weekend with some season words or kigo for spring. She reminds us that the haiku is all about being in the […]