so many temples echoing with pilgrims’ prayers peaceful path to zen Kim M. Russell, 2nd March 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1820: Introduction to Shikoku Island This March we will be walking the pilgrimage along the 88 temples on Shikoku Island together to find inspiration for Japanese poetry, following in the footsteps of Buddhists, […]
murder of old crows escaping youthful pleasures mad and furious Kim M. Russell, 2nd December 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #61 a new feature for the weekend … introduction Not only does Carpe Diem have a new CDHK Weekend Meditation logo for Winter but it also has a new feature, Carpe Diem […]
the coast a jumble of cliffs and waves constantly crashing Kim M. Russell, 20th October 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Leafless Tree #1 introduction beautiful waves’ Chèvrefeuille has created a new feature, ‘Carpe Diem Leafless Tree’, which he hopes to publish every Sunday. In this new feature, he will introduce unknown haiku poets and […]
scattered in the grass constellations of daisies micro universe Kim M. Russell, 5th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem’s Sparkle of Joy: introduction and first ‘task’ Chèvrefeuille has been explaining the meaning of Tantra. Apparently, through Tantra, we can release ‘Kundalini energy’, which can set us free. He tells us that in Tantra, the […]
perfumes and riches mask a darker adventure the rewards of spring Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1346 The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor (introduction to the Theme week) In a new episode of CDHK, we have been introduced to Sinbad The Sailor and his seven voyages around the globe, in […]
the frozen river ebbs and flows with the wolf moon a silent heartbeat Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem’s The Sound of Silence #1 introduction Our new feature at CDHK was inspired by an article in a mindfulness magazine, entitled ‘Inner Stillness’, which began with a quote from the Persian poet Rumi: […]
mountainous landscape hints of pine and water scents in monochrome ink Kim M. Russell, 2017 Sumi-e Landscape My response to Carpe Diem #1154 Sumi-e, the Japanese way of painting, Imagination introduction We are discovering the beauty of Japan with Chèvrefeuille. Today he has inspired us with a piece of Sumi-e.
harnessing the wind in the hollow of bamboo airy melody coaxed by tips of fleet fingers and kiss of flute player’s lips © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on jpninfo.com My response to Carpe Diem’s Universal Jane #1 Introduction “all my years” Chèvrefeuille has brought us the first episode of a new tribute special feature for […]