Unexpected Guests

gathering flowers unexpected guests come to dinner                  Jane Reichhold      gathering flowers in the heat of the evening the shadows lengthen unexpected guests break the stillness of twilight knocking at the door come to dinner animated shadows spread from candlelight’s glow Kim M. Russell, 3rd June 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1672 Troiku Month (1) […]

Only Tracks

late summer alone on the beach with only tracks                                           Jane Reichhold warm sand rubs between tired toes enticed by the wash of tide seagulls overhead melancholy messages scribbled in the sky returning them to sender below on the empty beach                   Kim M. Russell, 16th May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1664 Tan Renga […]

Looking Ahead

cricket silence between scraping sounds autumn begins                               Jane Reichhold in a spiral of russet first kamikaze leaf falls                   Kim M. Russell, 10th May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1661 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (8) Beginning of Autumn Today’s haiku from which to create a […]


a single puddle beside an abandoned car leaking rainbows Kim M. Russell, 11th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem 1646 Puddles (modern kigo) In another episode in which we are exploring the season words (kigo) for spring, we have another modern kigo for spring taken from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku: ‘puddles’: floating clouds […]