Layering

Spring has come in layers, from the first swallows of the year drawing fresh lines through still air and busily nesting in eaves, to carpets of flowers, fragments of sky among nettles and grass, and the honeyed murmur of bees. Kim M. Russell, 6th May 2018 A sunny Sunday morning has inspired this little poem […]

Ascension

shadow silhouette of a bird of prey ascends – my soul leaps and soars above spring-warmed earth heat glows sun-silvered and bird-haunted Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Namasté The Spiritual Way – Ascension In this new episode, Chèvrefeuille challenges us to create haiku, tanka or another Japanese […]

Siberian Ginseng

shy woodland briar with a warrior’s vigour ancient remedy Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem #1198 (theme week 4) Acanthopanax (Ukogi) or Eleutherococcus Sieboldianus or Siberian Ginseng In the final episode of this month’s theme-week we have another classical spring kigo: Acanthopanax (Ukogi). This plant, also known as […]