Another Year Gone

another year is gone a traveller’s shade on my head, straw sandals at my feet                         Matsuo Basho old places are left behind unknown landscapes lie ahead             Kim M. Russell, 16th May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1665 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (12) ‘special’ Basho: Miscanthus bud Today […]

Watching a Snail

I bow to my master Matsuo Basho told me the way to watch a snail                                         Chèvrefeuille haiku spiral from its shell and unravel in its trail                                Kim M. Russell Kim M. Russell, 13th May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1662 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (9) Watching a Snail In the first episode […]

Beautiful Ugliness

banana-tree unworthy to look at beautiful ugliness                                       Yozakura shelter from the pouring rain welcome shadow in the sun                     Kim M. Russell, 2nd May 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1655 Tan Renga Challenge (2) Beautiful Ugliness This month we are creating short chained verses or […]