my native town far, far away– burgeoning trees Santoka Taneda my native town smaller than I remember fading memories far, far away summer lasts forever drenched in peach juice burgeoning trees gentle breeze rustles petals scenting my dreams Kim M. Russell, 3rd June 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1673 Troiku Month […]
Inside the roundness of my orb is a beach hut the colour of the sea, not grey as you’d expect on a wintry day but an optimistic shade of jade. There’s snow on its roof and sand at its base, a perfect place to write or watch the stars come out at night. I sit […]
waking together frayed threads in the rising sun the day unravels Kim M. Russell, 17th October 2018 My response to Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018 Love Eternally It’s time for Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat, a period of 30 days to write haiku or tanka every day on a specific theme: ‘love eternally’.
sinuating path unfolds between high hedges a fertile landscape Kim M. Russell, 16th July 2018 My daily response to Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018 Finding the Way At Carpe Diem, it’s time again for the traditional seasonal retreat: a period of 30 days in which the goal is to write a daily haiku or tanka […]
silent green shadows permeate dewy garden ousted by the sun Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Vision Quest revived #1 day 2 deep silence Today Chèvrefeuille has shared a haiku by Basho to meditate and contemplate on. He wants us to reach for inner wisdom on a quest to find deeper meaning.