Nature’s Game

She lurks in the shadows, her grey-brown trunk short, furrowed and corky, long branches pointy winter wands, charming icicles, writing spells with frost and disappearing into mist. She has already drawn the path of winter’s exile in her elder scrolls, plotted the return of spring with a joyful blossom blast: choirs of birds and drone […]

Nature Never Lies

Violets, forget-me-nots and pear-drop pink honeysuckle burst at the first hint of heat, spattering garden and street with sunshine. Somewhere, a blackbird sings solo and pearl-edged butterflies weave in and out of flowers flouncing their colours, true to nature’s word. Kim M. Russell, 30th May 2018 My response to Poets United Midweek Motif: Truth This […]

Roadside Gems – May Tan Renga

taste of nature– sweet blackberry bushes sing to child and bees                 © Sara McNulty tart emeralds turn to jet glittering in the hedgerow         Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #11 taste of nature (Sara McNulty) Today’s ‘hokku’ has been created by one our […]

Spring Concert

blackbirds are crooning backed by rumbling of ravens and woodpecker’s drum nature’s musicians perform a concert to welcome spring Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) B.) musical chord (tanka) In the second episode of this special Theme Week, in which we celebrate what would have been Jane Reichhold’s […]

Nature’s Way

My response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt – Cave – #writephoto The way led down an old green lane, Into the woods and back again, A weed-riddled path quite overhung With heavy foliage that swung Across the crumbling hillside.   Returning ravens overhead, Ill-omened messengers of the dead, Croaked a raucous resounding knell, Gurgled like […]