Glittery City


glittery city

a smashed blossom of bright shards

strewn in greeting


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #37, Georgia on Frost, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And here’s Dr John, talking about walking on glass in Milton Keynes, probably…

7 thoughts on “Glittery City

  1. Interesting! Enjoying the music too!

    But — there is something strangely beautiful about broken glass — as long as you don’t think too much about what it is!

    Our drive-in has a bit of a glass-scatter in places and when the angle of the sun hits it just right it’s actually a bit exotic looking.

    • Exactly.This was a genuine haiku moment – as I cycled into the city centre I had to swerve quickly to avoid lots of smashed glass, naturally annoyed about it, then the sun hit the glass and I thought “that looks lovely.” Still not good, though 😛

      And yes, it was time for some New Orleans bluesy funky stuff! Glad you liked it.

      • Glad you didn’t end up with that glass in your tires — that would have been a mess. So dangerous!

        Thought about this haiku again this evening — came out of a crafts store and the sidewalk / parking lot outside were completely covered with craft glitter. And it’s so unhealthy — bad to get that into the lungs! — but it was so pretty.

        And hey — I ended up listening to several Dr. John albums on YouTube after this. May have to add him to the collection 😉

      • Yes, Dr John has a vibe all his own, so if you find yourself in that mood there’s really only one place to go! Glad I could introduce you 🙂

        Hmm the occasional beauty of random acts of vandalism – curious..

      • I ended up buying a 5-CD-set of Dr. John. [She said, looking a bit shame-faced.] I had no idea that Dr. John did the theme song for the Curious George cartoons, either —

        But yes — there’s a strange beauty in vandalism from time to time. Broken glass, the graffiti on trains, and so on.

      • Oh everyone needs 5 CDs of Dr John and that’s a fact!

        Had never come across Curious George – some good drums on the theme song, though 🙂

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