softness of warm rain born and bred in sun-filled clouds sprinkling the senses Kim M. Russell, 23rd July 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1708 midsummer rain Today we have another classical kigo to work with and the prompt is ‘midsummer rain’.
Content in our garden’s leafy shade, I think back to weedy margins on a distant council estate, full of dandelions and significance, between pan-hot pavement and simmering black tar, a strip of withered grass, litter-strewn and dotted with dog mess, where bike wheels used to spin, click, tick; children clutched coins in sweaty hands at […]
My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #115 “June 27th, 2016” The familiar traveller Occupied a corner In the shadow of the ancient stones And watched the midsummer madness: The casting of bones, Tiresome debauchery And the drinking Of sediments of cheap wine. Smashing the defaced phallus, The rakefire took his leave And set off […]
Read by an actor at Arachne Press’s Midsummer Night in the Garden: