After the revelry of Christmas and New Year, the silence of January is solid as a block of ice, occasionally melting into shifting swathes of mist grey as wood pigeons and musty house mice. No gentle coo, whistle or twitter of birds, the day is mute; no body warmth or human words until the fire’s […]
sunset’s afterglow reflects in young lovers’ eyes a fleeting moment Kim M Russell, 29th July 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1712 twilight In today’s episode of ‘Summer Love’, the theme is ‘twilight’, the small period between day and night.
soundless evensong sunlight pursued by darkness soft-footed shadows Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1386 Silence … In the first episode of a new theme for this month, ‘Rumi, the mystical poet’, the poem Chèvrefeuille has shared with us is: Two Days of Silence After days of feasting, fast. After days of […]
an in-between time when daylight melts into grey a purring feline descends from the willow tree to wander in the shadows Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1294 Twilight In the final episode of CDHK’s celebration month, in which we have wandered down memory lane, we return to a more recent prompt […]
Shared memories fill quiet moments like the stuffing in the sagging sofa where we sit with cats on laps, content. Outside, the willow fills the garden with shadows, which the sun fragments and enamels copper and golden. The drapes of night make their descent and memories turn to dreams; the more my mind’s eye sees […]
the lens of twilight freezing and diminishing in sun’s final flare Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1220 Twilight The summertime month continues with its regular kigo prompts and today Chèvrefeuille has chosen ‘twilight’. It has been taken from Jane Reichhold’s A Dictionary of Haiku and is therefore a modern kigo (season […]
lens of fading light freezes sky-borne silhouette a pterodactyl serrated shadowy wings trailing heron’s gangly legs © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry In The Lowlands #1 Jeanine Hoedemakers’ This month Chèvrefeuille is introducing us to Dutch haiku poets and the first episode is about Jeanine Hoedemakers, […]