Eddying

Ayoungstream fillsthe spring woods,fizzes and chatters,bubbling up from its aquifer. At first it forms a tiny pool,clear and natural,eddying,untilspringfloods. Kim M. Russell, 7th April 2021 Image found on dreamstime.com My response to NaPoWriMo Day Seven Today’s prompt asks us to choose a syllable-based form: the shadorma, a six-line, 26-syllable poem or stanza – a poem […]

I live by a river

The river wraps around trees,some fallen, some weeping,plays over branches,and twigs, scattering light. Yesterday was full of birdsswooping, diving, chattering,among young leaves;a robin blustered in the cherry, parrying the two-note callof a pheasant strutting amongdaffodils, eager for a matein these early days of rebirth. Today, unseasonal snowflakes meltas soon as they touch the silent earth. […]

Puddle

a single puddle beside an abandoned car leaking rainbows Kim M. Russell, 11th April 2019 My response to Carpe Diem 1646 Puddles (modern kigo) In another episode in which we are exploring the season words (kigo) for spring, we have another modern kigo for spring taken from Jane Reichhold’s Dictionary of Haiku: ‘puddles’: floating clouds […]