Since they were children, they’d ridden their bikes all summer, at first with stabilisers, and their bikes grew with them. This year, hair bleached from the sun and faces full of freckles, they realised their friendship had blossomed. ticking cycle wheels grasshoppers in the long grass strawberry kisses Kim M. Russell, 31st July 2019 My […]
heat of summer love smouldering in a rainstorm passion on the beach edge of the seashore among ocean-scented shells making love salty a secret garden perfume of a waterfall released from hot stones French kiss stings a bee in a sunflower his dwindling shadow Kim M. Russell, 30th July 2019 My response to Carpe Diem […]
sunset’s afterglow reflects in young lovers’ eyes a fleeting moment Kim M Russell, 29th July 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1712 twilight In today’s episode of ‘Summer Love’, the theme is ‘twilight’, the small period between day and night.
depth of a flower flying away with the bee some mystery Jane Reichhold depth of a flower within protective petals pollen paradise flying away with the bee a honeyed secret stolen by a breeze some mystery stored within a honeycomb Nature’s musings Kim M. Russell, 26th July 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1711 flowers […]
I don’t think I have ever attended a beach party, but when I lived in Cologne all those years ago, I often spent summer days with friends at a Baggerloch, a man-made lake, swimming and sunbathing until it got chilly, then we’d light a fire to cook food, play guitar, sing, and drink Kölsch and […]
softness of warm rain born and bred in sun-filled clouds sprinkling the senses Kim M. Russell, 23rd July 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1708 midsummer rain Today we have another classical kigo to work with and the prompt is ‘midsummer rain’.
froth tickles tongue ice cool perspiration trickling down the glass Kim M. Russell, 18th July 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1706 Free styling with haiku and tanka … ice cold beer Today we can let our inspiration flow and create freestyle haiku or tanka with the prompt ‘ice cold beer’ – my husband’s favourite […]
tepid rain shower mingling with warm pool ripples sun sparkles on skin tepid rain shower releases petrichor scent dusty afternoon mingling with warm pool ripples not a breath of breeze early leaf fall floats sun sparkles on skin emerging from deep water sudden splash of light Kim M. Russell, 18th July 2019 My response to […]
shivering full moon slides into water covered with goose bumps Kim M. Russell, 16th July 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1703 skinny dipping in the moonlight Today at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai we are skinny dipping in the moonlight! For those of you who may not understand the ambiguity, ‘full moon of Brighton’ means […]
after the summer heat raindrops kissing my naked body Ah! that coolness Chèvrefeuille after the summer heat longs days in vanishing shade a hopeful cloud raindrops kissing my naked body replacing dust and sweat […]