When my husband moved to Norfolk, we walked our dog on the beach in all kinds of weather. The best time was after the summer season, when sea frets rolled in at short notice. But they didn’t bother us, walking hand in hand, throwing a ball or a pebble for the dog. They seemed to […]
the colour of love in all my favourite songs Joni Mitchell’s Blue Kim M. Russell, 27th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1818: the colour of love Today the theme is ‘The Colour Of Love’ and we have a tanka by Jane Reichhold to inspire us: too old for new love the moon rises […]
the poise of a cat as it springs onto my lap vibrating purrs Kim M. Russell, 24th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1816: kittens This Friday will be the last day of February and Carpe Diem’s month of love, in which we’ve written about several kinds of Love; today our challenge is to […]
my grandfather I said I would marry him when I grew up Kim M. Russell, 22nd February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1815 Haiku: first love In Friday’s belated episode of Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai, we are writing about first love.
in a broken heart butterfly kisses echo fading memories Kim M. Russell, 20th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1814: lost love In today’s episode, the prompt is ‘lost Love’.
a familiar smile falling into depth of eyes just like coming home Kim M. Russell, 19th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1813: Love At First Sight The theme for Tuesday’s episode is ‘love at first sight’
the candles are burnt drips of wax on the table among red petals Kim M. Russell, 17th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1812: The Day After Valentine’s Day Last Friday was Valentine’s Day and today’s theme is ‘the day after Valentine’s Day’ (not counting the weekend!). Chèvrefeuille has shared a haiku by a […]
commercialism puts a hefty price on love breaking lonely hearts Kim M. Russell, 14th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1811: Valentine’s Day Today is Valentine’s day, for many a day to send cards to secret lovers or give gifts to the ones they love.
another promise in a bow of bright colours so many raindrops Kim M. Russell, 13th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem #1810 rainbow Today’s prompt in the ‘Love Month’ is ‘rainbow’.
A walk on a beach reminds me of those first days, walking hand in hand, laughing at the wind and waves, the dog off its lead, running from waves, fetching stones. We braved all weather, cherishing time together, because life is short, we couldn’t believe our luck, or that it would last. And here we […]