Hitchhikers on the Wind

It starts with an ephemeral puff of delicate seed-heads in a child’s hand, waiting for the wind, hitchhikers free to take sunshine wherever they land. A dandelion may start life as a fragile seed, a tickle in a downy clock a drifter on a breeze, but it can crumble paving stones and rock and, before […]

Capricious May

May is capricious, the garden is luscious, bathed in soft sun, daisy and dandelion- spattered. Sky turns bruised plum, sweetly congeals cloud jam, a chiff-chaff’s  half-hearted call warning of imminent rainfall. Warning of imminent rainfall, a chiff-chaff’s half-hearted call sweetly congeals cloud jam. Sky turns bruised plum, spattered daisy and dandelion bathed in soft sun, […]

Dandelion – May Tan Renga

dandelion dandelion on the sandy beach spring opens its eyes                                 © Ogiwara Seisensui a crowd of golden faces woken by powerful tides                         Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #12 dandelion, dandelion (Ogiwara Seisensui) Today ‘s ‘hokku’ is from another lesser known classical haiku poet who was […]

Yellow Silence

a dandelion’s yellow silence radiates in a field of green © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 16th 2016 find the silence and shared on Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 the kick off – find the silence In a new week of Heeding Haiku…, Chèvrefeuillewould like us to write a […]