The young man’s hands were slender, quick and strong, composing sonnets to his unknown muse, creating worlds in drama and in song to challenge the emotions and amuse. The busy writer’s hands were stained with ink and words. His skin was cracked and raw with rhyme. The scratching of the pen spurred him to think […]
shy exchange of smiles fluttering of butterflies gently touching hands Kim M. Russell, 3rd May 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Romancing Haiku #3 first love The goal of this special feature is to create love-haiku about first love.
On First Seeing ‘Praying Hands’ by Dürer… those honest hands captured in ink, I began to understand spirituality captured in ink, fingers gently pressed in prayer – oh, to draw such hands! Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1411 Praying (one-bun) Today we have a short episode: our task is to create a […]
We enter this world with empty tiny hands, learn to grab a friendly finger, a proffered slice of apple, a toy or a mother’s warm hand. Soon we discover the pages of a book, the weight of a pebble or a pen in hand; and we find our hands are always open, ready to seize […]
Buddha’s empty hands closed in prayer at the temple open at the gate Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1290 spiritual way – Haiku’s state of mind – zen Today, our trip along memory lane has brought us into 2017 and ‘Carpe Diem’s Namasté, the Spiritual Way’. Our prompt is one of […]
My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #125 When he reached out to take her hand, She knew it was the start Of his journey to her heart: Their worlds collided, Hands touched, Sculpting her skin With fingertips And his lips Reading each scar, Each line on her palm; Smoothing cracks And callouses, Healing the […]
My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille Our challenge this week is to take a haiku by a classical haiku poet: First autumn morning the mirror I stare into shows my father’s face. © Murakami Kijo* and then create a haibun with a maximum of 300 words, including our own original haiku. When […]