Who Permits It


who permits it

as white-tipped wings flutter gold

through dead leaves


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #122, Richard Wright’s 3rd haiku “The Violet Beds,” 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 are the White Stripes singing about mulch.

8 thoughts on “Who Permits It

  1. Your blog has the most incredible soundtrack, Blake — love the White Stripes! [She said, making copious typing errors while rocking out.]

    Very mysterious, this one — both the imagery and the question itself. Wow! 😀

    • Well, the mystery mainly comes from adding a reference to Richard Wright’s haiku to a pre-existing image – but, hey, you don’t need to understand all your own writing, right? 🙂

      This is a great version, isn’t it? I auditioned a few but this won easily. In fact, I’ll give it another listen now 🙂

      • LOL!!! 😉

        And no. I don’t understand my own writing either sometimes. Comes from some place deep in the subconscious sometimes — which makes people’s comments really interesting — very enlightening, actually.

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