At Dawn

yoake ni arau tsuyude watashino ashisaichoubi at dawn I wash my feet with dew the longest day                              Yozakura at dawn the first pink flush of morning still bleary with sleep I wash my feet with dew cold and refreshing the fragrance of grass the longest day stretching to the horizon suffused with promise at dawn […]


cool shady willows melting in purple shadows October mountains cool shady willows soaking up rain and sunshine a cascade of green melting in purple shadows giant silhouettes holding up the sky October mountains litter of discarded leaves aglow with sunset Kim M. Russell, 23rd July 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1709 shadow (Crossroads-Troiku) In […]

Christmas Troiku

winter solitude – in a world of one color the sound of wind                         © Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) winter solitude – single skater on the lake inscribing circles in a world of one color inky crows compose haiku in the sky the sound of wind resonates in icicles nature’s Christmas bells Kim M. Russell, 2017 […]

Troiku Weekend

ancient warriors between battle and peace writing haiku                                               © Chèvrefeuille ancient warriors laden with armour and swords a heavy burden between battle and peace lightness of bare skin exposed to the sun writing haiku brush and ink replace the sword love instead of war Kim M. Russell, 2017   falling to the ground a flower […]