Dreamless

It’s a dream that never comes to me: there is no blossoming chestnut tree, no garden of rioting summer blooms, not even a house with empty rooms. My childhood garden has no calm, no mother to rock me in her arms. Because it was so long ago, I search for it with heart of woe. […]

Siddhartha and Govinda

enduring friendship two sides of the same coin a binding mantra Kim M. Russell, 2018 Siddhartha at the river My response to Carpe Diem #1376 Re-United In today’s episode, Chèvrefeuille tells us about the friendship between Siddhartha and Govinda, both Brahman’s sons who became friends early in their lives but, after starting a quest for […]

Empty of Thirst

clouds bypass deserts mountains suck up all the rain only waves of heat Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1363 Taklamakan Desert (the “Sea of Death”)(Northern route) Today, on our journey along the ancient Silk Road, we are following the Northern Route that brings us along the Taklamakan Desert, one of largest […]