First flush of morning percolates through crepuscular dreams, lays first thoughts behind sleep-encrusted lids. Words hatch and squirm, caterpillars to feed the hungry birds of creativity. No point in wrestling with the behe- moths that eat holes in the rags of night, let in first light. It’s time to write. Kim M. Russell, 2017 ‘Dance […]

Wish in a Box

Cardboard box, Small and silver-grey, Base and lid, Ribbon-tied In burgundy – when shaken, There’s a rattle from inside. Held within, A globule of glass, Cold to touch, Copperish, Farewell gift from a pupil: An inscribed talisman wish. © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Tale Weaver # 88 Talisman, October 6, 2016 Today […]

An octave inspired by an article in today’s Times

Draining the Reefs of Colour Algae-nourished coral blooms in vivid hues Spawning a reef of pinks and blues Triggered by length of days And the cycle of the moon In danger of erosion Resulting from pollution Bleaching coral to bone white spectres Draining the reefs of colour   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Free image found on wallpapers.brothersoft.com […]