On a Small Flower

 

on a small flower

the wind brushing each petal

a preacher

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1280 Wheel of Creation, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Seal and a street musician in Manchester –

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The Romance of It

 

the romance of it

wisteria tumbles to the lake

is lost

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1257 Wisteria Blues (Jonathan Reid), another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.  I only know one song that mentions ‘wisteria’, and fortunately Nick Cave hasn’t appeared on the blog for a while, so here he is –

Starflowers Bloom

 

starflowers bloom

they say from one to another

the word wow

 

come and see

the pretty woman who nibbles a grape

is a snail

 

in my garden

the autumn wind tenderly

from thorn to thorn

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #2 Troiku “a hundred gourds”, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. For this prompt we were asked to write a ‘troiku’ of haiku, using the three lines from a haiku written by Chiyo-Ni when she was six years old –

in my garden
starflowers bloom
come and see

All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.  And, to finish, here’s Black Grape –