the war was over her childhood sweetheart didn’t return and those blood-red out-of-season poppies bloomed each year in November Kim M. Russell, 11th November 2018 My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Fussy Little Forms: Cherita also linked to Poets United Poetry Pantry This weekend Marian brings us the cherita, a form created by […]
skimming the sunset a skein of pink-footed geese winter’s clarion Kim M. Russell, 4th November 2018 My response to Carpe Diem’s Leafless Tree #3 Morikawa Kyoroku, one of Basho’s disciples In another episode of the special feature ‘Leafless Tree’, in which we are introduced to one of Basho’s ten most important disciples, Morikawa Kyoroku (1656-1715). […]
feeble morning light permeating rain-soaked leaves halo of colour Kim M. Russell, 2017 My twenty-fourth response to Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017: Life is Beautiful
evergreen orbs sway wind-plucked pearls of waxy white waiting for kisses Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017: Life is Beautiful Chèvrefeuille says it’s time for the Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017, thirty days of writing a haiku or tanka a day on the theme ‘Life is Beautiful’.
Numb November sky Anchored to the slate-grey broad By tangles of trees Shore-bound silent silhouettes And an empty patch of grass ©Kim M. Russell, 2015
A late spring delight, The turban-shaped flowers, Bold and bright, Enfold memories of Holland; A single vibrant bloom In a vase, in a room, Summons up a multitude In a foreign field. In the garden, you stand, Dull, dry onions in your hand: Precious jewels Wrapped in brown paper. You push them deep Into the […]