Expression in the Blue

One autumn morning,when I came down,the autumn skywas wearing a frown.A myriad of cloudshad wrinkled its browinto an expressionof not quite sorrow –nevertheless,the blue was furrowed –waiting for the sun to turn it to gold.   Kim M. Russell, 21st September 2020           My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille: The […]

Skyful of Hope

On a moist and mizzling day, my skin is pearled with gossamer mist, eyes wide with the expanse of grey above me, dotted with a scattering of distant birds. There is only emptiness and portents of winter in the yawning sky, and the days seem filled with loneliness. But when evening comes and the cloud […]


an unblemished sky winter is a silent flood where are the clouds? Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #18 Yugen, a new feature For this weekend meditation, Chèvrefeuille has created a new feature: Yūgen, which he says is usually defined as ‘mystery’ and ‘unknowable depth’. He explains that haiku poets use […]

Wisteria Sky

lamps lit at sunset a waterscape filled with blue wisteria sky Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1257 Wisteria Blues (Jonathan Reid) In today’s episode of ‘Imagination Without Limits’, out inspiration is an image found on the Tumblr BonitaVista. The photograph was taken at the Lake Como in Italy; it’s called ‘Wisteria […]