New Pond

old pond’s spring water clouding with fresh abundance ripple of tadpoles Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on Pinterest My response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #14 Basho’s “Old Pond” Chèvrefeuille tells us that this weekend-meditation is a new episode of the special feature in honour of Jane Reichhold, ‘Universal Jane’, whose favourite haiku poets included […]

Spring Sijo

Whenever I step outside my door, something new is happening. Light shifts in a froth of new leaves, flowers are opening. The garden and I rouse, fresh after a long dark winter. Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #13 Sijo the Korean poem For this weekend’s meditation, Chèvrefeuille has brought […]

A Fresh Start

children in fresh snow taking careful pigeon steps welcoming the year Kim M. Russell, 2017 Image found on www.urbanmums.net My response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #10 New Year’s Day In a new episode of Universal Jane, Chèvrefeuille has shared a series of haiku by Jane, taken from New Year section of the online version of […]

Rock Sculpture

unblinking eye in a grey socket of rock sculpted by water Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu My response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #9 Naked Rock (AHA-poetry 2013) For this Universal Jane episode Chèvrefeuille has shared a few haiku from Jane’s book Naked Rock (2013) to inspire us, as well as two […]

Tomorrow’s Snow

sunshine’s a memory stuffed into feathery clouds with tomorrow’s snow Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #8 gathering clouds In this new episode of the Carpe Diem feature in honour of Jane Reichhold, Chèvrefeuille has inspired us with some ‘winter’ haiku by Jane: gathering clouds heavy and dark with holding […]