Freewheeling Solstice

solstice cycle freewheeling through summer days then long nights draw in   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 I have a large framed print of this photograph on my study wall: Hermann Landshoff. ‘The Bicyclers’ Published in ‘Junior Bazaar’ August 1946 Image found on  artblart.com My response to Carpe Diem #1054 Summer Solstice Today our prompt is Summer […]

Summer Hare

In a late summer light circus, Shards of watery sunshine Moved in and out of focus. From my hide of grass I noticed, Unaware that I was there, A large-eared hare Lolling in the meadow. With twitching nose And whiskers trembling, It made a sudden spring; With lopsided gait it broke into a run, Burnished […]

No Place to Hide

My response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry challenge #45: Summer storm, also linked to dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night #178 – Saving Grace photo ©Fir0002     No place to hide On a path overhung with trees: No place to hide, Escape the thrumming of sulphide, Imminent lightning on the breeze, An undercurrent of unease: No place to hide […]

A Summer Kitten’s Tail

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille August 17th 2016 … a summer tale This week it is haibun time again, for which Chèvrefeuille has asked us to: follow the classical rules for the haiku; write a maximum of 150 words, including the haiku; and write on the theme of ‘A Summer Tale’. The […]

Summer Stars

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille August 10th 2016 For this week’s Heeding Haiku episode the challenge is to create a new haiku inspired by the following: evening sea fog descending into sun-dried grass sweaty lovers                                              © Jane Reichhold This is my tribute to Jane: sparkles of sunshine caught in ripples of swan’s wake […]