A rank of poplars, vertical in a horizontal landscape, coruscate before they blend into the leonine golden beige of land coming to rest. So many different shades on parade: sunlight gilds the roofs with sumptuous shafts that fade through pink and scarlet blushes, purple, then indigo, and twilight rushes into a moody half-light. Something haunts […]

Breaking the Silence of January

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 […]

Silent Twilight

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 […]

Heron at Twilight

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, […]