Waiting for the Full Moon

in nooks and corners cold remains: flowers of the plum                                   Buson­ ­                                                                   icicles encrust stamen ­              […]

At the crossroads of summer and autumn

between passing moons even the fish are waiting in cricket silence between passing moons constellations are clearer cosmic dot-to-dots even the fish are waiting beneath frosted leaves the pond hesitates in cricket silence autumn performs her striptease distant thunderclap Kim M. Russell, 9th November 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1777 Classical and non-classical in […]

The Weight of a Butterfly

waterweed floating away, despite the butterfly’s weight on it          Chiyo-Ni (Tr. Ueda) sheen of sunlight on its wings spectacular swallowtail               Kim M. Russell, 7th February 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1601 Tan Renga Challenge Month 2019 (5) the weight of a butterfly In a new episode of the Tan Renga Challenge month, we have […]

A Childish Heart

at the gate of a deserted house, a cicada is crying in the rays of the evening sun                                                                         insect wings rustle in dust ­                                                              […]

The Shyness of Beauty

to listen, fine not to listen, fine too… nightingale                                                                         singing out of the darkness ­                                                                        the shyness of her […]