Winter Chrysanthemum

winter chrysanthemum, wearing nothing but its own light                              Mizuhara Shūōshi (1892-1981) fragile from the bitter frost radiant smiling sunshine             Kim M. Russell, 12th February 2020   My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday #13: Winter Chrysanthemum In today’s episode of Tan Renga Wednesday, our goal is to create a […]

Autumn and Winter Duet

a last leaf swirls on the wind towards the east – first snow falls gently                                 Chèvrefeuille the seasons dance a duet until everything is white                            Kim M. Russell, 6th February 2020 My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday #12: a last leaf This Tan Renga Wednesday, our challenge is to complete a haiku from […]

Family Tombstone

adding father’s name to the family tombstone with room for my own                              Nicholas Virgilio a generation’s story inked green by moss and lichen           Kim M. Russell, 29th January 2020 My response to Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Wednesday #11: family tombstone It’s Tan Renga Wednesday, when our challenge is to add a two-line stanza (approx. 7-7 […]

At Dawn

a crack in the sky light trickles become a flood expelling darkness                                     Kim M. Russell, 20th November 2019 at dawn birds start to sing praising their Creator … as always       Chèvrefeuille My response to Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday (6) at dawn (hineri) It’s Tan Renga Wednesday and this week our challenge is to […]