for the silvery shudder of sunshineto chime in a new day like church bells, to tempt me with glittering streamsand creeks threading seaward, to swells of waves like the ones in my dreams.Following this confusing map of the sea, I strain to hear dark-bellied geese creakand grumble along the sparkling tide-line, and long to paddle […]
In blades of grass and leaves I feel the ebb and flow of chlorophyll, everything is soaked in bliss, fixed green by photosynthesis. Mother Nature welcomes June, she lights the fuse to start the fun with golden bursts of dandelions celebrating in the sun. Kim M. Russell, 18th May 2020 My response to dVerse poets […]
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 […]
Workaday realities disappear, bright bubbles in a flashflood of birdsong, and the garden becomes a shady mere, green ripples that echo all summer long. l Peace creeps from grass to leaf to tree, along each branch, farther than any wings can reach, way over the top of the silver beech, from which a sole premature […]
dusty flints crunch underfoot rusty orange butterflies dance down a stony lane long hot days deep blue skies still and windless following the sun until it goes down Kim M. Russell, 12th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #45 Gogyohka, a modern way of writing/creating tanka, also linked to Poets United Poetry […]
The air is intense and fragrant with meadowsweet and elder, the burn of summer a reminder that everything is changing. Seasons will always come and go, the moon and love will wax and wane, giving us another reason to lie down in green meadows, breathe in the sweet trickle of bee-kissed honeysuckle and slumber lazy […]
buttercup meadow single drop of spring water evaporating Kim M. Russell, 14th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1453 dripping (spring-water) (shitatari) Throughout June we are exploring the beauty of the classical kigo as used in Japanese poetry and today’s kigo has been taken from the Saijiki division summer, sub-division Earth: dripping (spring-water)(shitatari).
pale moonflower blooms potent with fragrant pollen a fluttering moth Kim M. Russell, 10th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1450 Moonflower (yuugao) For today’s prompt we have another classical summer kigo, taken from the sub-division ‘plants’: moonflower (yuugao). Chèvrefeuille has shared a few example haiku by Basho (including the first haiku he wrote […]
a shower of sparks fades pink on the horizon euphoria glow Kim M. Russell, 7th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1448 afterglow (yuuyake) Today’s kigo is ‘afterglow’, which means ‘burnt evening’ or yuuyake, the glow of the sky at sunset.
early cup of tea infusing leaves in water an innocent joy Kim M. Russell, 6th June 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1447 new tea (shincha) Carpe Diem’s theme for this month, ‘One Sunny Day’is all about season words and the classical kigo for Summer, as used by the classical haiku poets. Today’s kigo is […]