Over Bluebells

 

over bluebells

a certain kind of loneliness

a robin stands still

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #15 birdcage, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, and one that includes a wonderful essay by Jane Reichhold about how to write haiku.  Having forgotten most of what I used to know about writing haiku it was fascinating to re-read Jane’s tips 🙂

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

Heady Wine

 

heady wine

the springtime breezes

feasting with sinners

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1190 spring wind (supuringu waindo), another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s the Black Crowes –

Magpie Feathers

 

Magpie feathers drop past the bedroom window in the fog.

The cat’s slim ribcage vibrates, in, out, lying grey on the pillow.

“I miss your sister,” I say, then think about how intense we were.

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #13 Sijo the Korean poem, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Chèvrefeuille explains that the Korean SIJO shares a common ancestry with haiku, tanka and similar Japanese genres. All evolved from more ancient Chinese patterns. Sijo is traditionally composed in three lines of 14-16 syllables each, totalling between 44-46 syllables. This is an entirely new form to me and I don’t pretend to understand the nuances of it at all 🙂

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