A Childish Heart

at the gate of a deserted house, a cicada is crying in the rays of the evening sun                                                                         insect wings rustle in dust ­                                                              […]

Winter Reflections

tinkling icicles an icy wind brings more snow whistling in chimneys daybreak memories bright sunflowers and cornfields smell of morning toast Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #24 Revise That Haiku … Improve your haiku writing skills This weekend our challenge is to revise two classical haiku by well-known haiku poets […]

Ehime Spring

Ehime spring blooms cascading from the mountains pink waves on the sea shore Kim M. Russell Image found on japanbullet.com My response to Carpe Diem #1161 Matsuyama City birth-place of Shiki Chèvrefeuille has given us some background to the Japanese poet Shiki, who was born in Matsuyama City in Iyo province (present day Ehime prefecture) […]