an overcast sky threatening and ribbed with cloud always a surprise with sudden bursts of sunlight or tides of silvery moon Kim M. Russell, 23rd May 2019 My response to Poets United Midweek Motif:  Light Sumana is hosting this week and she has brought us a rich range of quotations and poems about light. She […]


First flush of morning percolates through crepuscular dreams, lays first thoughts behind sleep-encrusted lids. Words hatch and squirm, caterpillars to feed the hungry birds of creativity. No point in wrestling with the behe- moths that eat holes in the rags of night, let in first light. It’s time to write. Kim M. Russell, 2017 ‘Dance […]

Travelling Light

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #113 Image by Unknown   Sharp in the sunlight, Melted snow Of lingering winter Revealed new growth. In the drifting bark Shifting sounds marked The changing of the season: The clamour of skeins of geese And rooks emitting their phlegmy belches As they built a shanty town In […]