Gardening in the Autumn Rain

soaked by constant rain the gardener rakes autumn in a gaudy pile © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #4 Mariëtte Schrijver In this new Carpe Diem Special, Chèvrefeuille has introduced another Dutch haiku poet, Mariëtte Schrijver, who started creating haiku and senryu quite recently and was […]

Snow on a Summer’s Day

furious kicking keeps her afloat in the wake of fast tourist boats white swan – snowflake on water a lost echo of winter © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #3 Ria Giskes “six swans” (tanka) In this new episode of Chèvrefeuille’s CD Special about Japanese Poetry […]

Apples in Autumn

spring apple blossom spread gentle scent; now fading leaves hide russet fruit © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #2 Jurgen Diepstraten In the second CD-Special of Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands, Chèvrefeuille has introduced us to Jurgen Diepstraten and his haiku: hoor de tijd verstild zelfs […]

Heron at Twilight

lens of fading light freezes sky-borne silhouette a pterodactyl serrated shadowy wings trailing heron’s gangly legs © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #1 Jeanine Hoedemakers’ This month Chèvrefeuille is introducing us to Dutch haiku poets and the first episode is about Jeanine Hoedemakers, […]