The Wreckage of Autumn

the tyrant autumn hauls its ruinous wreckage in a windy wake: leaf skeletons, smears in mud, final traces of colour Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #28 Teika’s Tenth Tanka Writing Technique “Demon-quelling” (prompt: autumn departs) Today Chèvrefeuille has brought us the last Tanka Writing Technique by Teika: demon-quelling – […]

To the Top of the Mountain

higher plain awaits beyond the body’s boundaries sweet meditation with each breath another step to the mountain’s snowy peak Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Etsy My response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #26 meditation Today our prompt is ‘meditation’ and Chèvrefeuille has shared a few haiku and a tanka to inspire us: dervishes […]

Drawing the Heat of Embers

a piece of charcoal in the hand of an artist can perform magic sketches of a charcoal fire thaw the cold heart of winter Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor 25th Teika’s 9th Tanka Writing Technique “Exquisite Detail” (prompt: charcoal) Today Chèvrefeuille has presented Teika’s 9th […]