This Is No Swan Song

Down in my bones, I feel that this yearhas not been our swan song.Though the waves came higher,and broken reeds were flungacross an uneven path,we were dazzled by sun-flecked tides.With the coming of winter,something else haunts the landscape:a swan drenched in mud-scent,alive with the tang of the river. Kim M. Russell, 16th December 2020 My […]

Snow on a Summer’s Day

furious kicking keeps her afloat in the wake of fast tourist boats white swan – snowflake on water a lost echo of winter © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #3 Ria Giskes “six swans” (tanka) In this new episode of Chèvrefeuille’s CD Special about Japanese Poetry […]