Two Summer Gogyohka

dusty flints crunch underfoot rusty orange butterflies dance down a stony lane long hot days deep blue skies still and windless following the sun until it goes down Kim M. Russell, 12th August 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #45 Gogyohka, a modern way of writing/creating tanka, also linked to Poets United Poetry […]

Chrysanthemum and Geese

white bloom in the sky carved by geese calligraphy chrysanthemum moon white bloom in the sky undisturbed by drifting clouds mirrored in a pond carved by geese calligraphy scribbles in the sky a silver message chrysanthemum moon petals ruffled by a breeze a drifting feather Kim M. Russell, 5th August 2018 My response to Carpe […]

My Lucky Tea

blossoming plum trees eclipsing lunar mountains petals in my tea blossoming plum trees soaked by a rain-filled breeze an April wedding eclipsing lunar mountains streaked with  morning a blood orange sun petals in my tea pink ships on the horizon delectable dream Kim M. Russell, 29th July 2018 My response to Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation […]

Ancient Warrior Ghosts

ancient warrior ghosts mists over the foreign highlands – waiting for the full moon swords, spears and arrows bristling in the silver lunar light noble samurai spirits drifting on the breeze ever homeward bound sadness and despair hidden behind elaborate masks now the mask is off captured in a photograph warrior revealed fading into history […]