Crepuscular light falls on a grey lichen-covered rock face, illuminating a maze of micro countries, mapped but uninhabited to the human eye, until red turns to pink and purple, colouring in the outlines, and they burst into life: a fairy lit topography by sunset. Kim M. Russell, 7th September 2019 My response to dVerse Poets […]
nightingale’s song hovers over fading light Norfolk sunset Kim M. Russell, 29th March 2019 My response to Carpe Diem’s Light Retreat 2019: The Joy of Light In a new retreat, we have a period of 30 days to create haiku and tanka on the theme of The Joy of Light.
end of a long day flushed with sunset flowers fall victims of the breeze Kim M. Russell, 24th March 2019 My response to Carpe Diem’s Light Retreat 2019: The Joy of Light In a new retreat, we have a period of 30 days to create haiku and tanka on the theme of The Joy of […]
The sky is vacant, not a bird or a cloud in sight, just an inkling of a crescent moon – and then the sun tips into the dark slot of night in a fanfare of light before drawing dramatic drapes of purple and red and sending the majestic sun to bed. Kim M. Russell, 14th […]
We rise to weak sun in porcelain skies. Blizzards have gathered and frost lies hard under thick white blankets: a landscape of sleeping giants, mountains and steppes. Snow feathers land on a bare black hedge where, Christmas card cute, with sharp black eye and red breast burning against the snow, a robin reminds us that […]
end of day meets night in a romance of colour sunset artistry Kim M. Russell, 2017 My second response to Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2017: Life is Beautiful
summer silence sifts in an iridescent sky settling in sunset Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1228 sunset (CD Imagination) In the final episode of a month in which we have explored several kigo for summer, classical and non-classical, our last prompt is ‘sunset’.
I look up at a vacant sky; except for one small cloud and the inkling of a crescent moon it’s empty – and then, there they are, swerving, climbing, swooping, flocking into the sunset. Sometimes, as the sun drops into the dark slot of night, the second to last bird’s wings briefly singe, forever cast […]
a jumble of cliffs sand and chalk slip seaward sunk by a red sun Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem #1107 Symphony No. 1 by Giovanni Sgambati Today we have music by Giovanni Sgambati to inspire us:
My response to Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2015 #4 presents Christmas came early Your gift, this evening’s sunset, Too big for the tree © Kim M. Russell, 2015