dawn’s pale light expands with the thrill of height and space deep exhalation Kim M. Russell, 27th March 2019 My response to Carpe Diem’s Light Retreat 2019: The Joy of Light In a new retreat, we have a period of 30 days to create haiku and tanka on the theme of The Joy of Light.
first rays of dawn light penetrating wooden blinds on wings of birdsong Kim M. Russell, 23rd March 2019 My response to Carpe Diem’s Light Retreat 2019: The Joy of Light In a new retreat, we have a period of 30 days to create haiku and tanka on the theme of The Joy of Light.
silent morning star curtseys to a fading moon a snowflake sparkles Kim M. Russell, 3rd January 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1576 Dawn Today we have a modern kigo, taken from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku: dawn.
midwinter silence empty of birds – no chorus where are the angels? Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2017 #5 a choir of angels
dawn’s fingers of light reminding late night lovers a new day’s arrived Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1296 Dawn’s Left Hand This November, we are exploring The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam and today’s episode is called ‘dawn’s left hand’, from the 2nd quatrain of The Rubaiyat: Dreaming when Dawn’s Left Hand […]
this summer morning I whisper happy birthday your ghost vanishes Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1214 dawn In a new episode of Haiku Kai, Chèvrefeuille has brought us another modern kigo for summer, taken from Jane Reichhold’s A Dictionary of Haiku, dawn. Mine is rather personal. I would also like to […]
I’m waking on the edge of dawn, shadow-lit and milky-grey, diffused by pigeon’s wings in sun as they ascend into the day. I’m clinging to the edge of dawn, a sparkling morning has arrived, and the magic’s only just begun: mist clears from heaven’s eye, leaves snowdrop-scented dew on lawn, and daffodil trumpets breathe a […]
I stride along a frostbound road, eager to watch the dawn unfold these creased and crumpled fields; hasten due east, towards the tight crack of the horizon squeezing out a gorgeous blood red sun, a genesis – a birth at the very edge of earth. Kim M. Russell, 2017 Photograph by David Russell My […]
through morning windows choral symphony of birds salute to the sun Image found on Pinterest And one I posted back in February: ribbons of colour criss-cross dawn’s rosy heaven sun bursts into day Image found on www.nasa.gov © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem #1046 dawn Today the prompt is ‘dawn’, with the […]
This is a very late response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry challenge #44: Ghazal For some reason, I haven’t been seeing Jane’s challenges lately and I hated missing this one – I haven’t come across a ghazal before – it’s a tricky one and I do love a challenge… …which was to write a ghazal, a […]