Duck – a poem in Visual Verse

The image Visual Verse selected for the March 2020 issue, Vol. 7, Chapter 5, was an unusual one. At first I didn’t know what to make of the photograph by Ryan McGuire, but I managed to write something in the given hour and word limit before going off-line to visit my daughter and grandson. Once […]

In the Rusting Sky – a poem in Visual Verse

I’ve been submitting poems to the Visual Verse online anthology since  2016,  and am delighted to have another poem featured in the February 2020  issue, Vol. 7, Chapter 4.  The inspiration is an amazing image by Omid Armin. As you will see, I’m in great company, with Jane Dougherty featured on the previous page. You can […]

Preparatory Sketch – a poem in Visual Verse

I’m happy to have started the poetic year with a poem in the January 2020  issue, Vol. 7, Chapter 3 of the online Visual Verse anthology. You can find my poem on page 27 or you can link directly to the poem, entitled ‘Preparatory Sketch’. Also linked to Poets and Storytellers United Writers’ Pantry.

Legs Dancing

I’ve been off-line for a while, so I was pleased to see I have another poem in Visual Verse.  In October’s issue, the image is by Valérie Mannaerts/M Museum Leuven/Alexandra Colmenares.  You can either click here to see the image, read all of the poems and find mine on page 36, or you can go directly to ‘Legs Dancing‘.

On the Other Side of the River…

away from city sounds and lights a spectral owl waits for the untethering of the moon. Moored with the boats, she floats, horns above water, her light spilling into a river speckled with fishy stars, anticipating her ballooning release once inky darkness floods the city’s streets and bars, extinguishes the lights of buses and cars. […]

Easter at the Salt Marsh

Pale rays of sea aster and heads of lavender smear the salt marsh mauve and purple, a wave of Easter colour, pungent with a salty, muddy scent. Seaside spirits sing a hymn, a cheerful noise, a chink of halyards and a flap of sails, wind, waves and distant whales. Kim M. Russell, 3rd September 2019 […]