October Sonnet

I look out on a bright October day, bewitched by wanton sun and shadow-play. The blush of autumn spreads its leafy hues and drips its blood in scarlet vesicles. Horse-chestnuts, heavy-laden, start to rust, their tumbled conkers lying in the dust; with spiny shells, some squashed and some half-split, they wink the brown eye of […]

Slow as an Autumn Morning

October ripens falling leaves and calling crows counted one by one Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1272 October (Robert Frost) Today’s retro-feature is ‘CD-distillation’, in which we create haiku or tanka that captures the essence of a longer poem, the same poem Chèvrefeuille chose for CDHK’s first anniversary month in October […]