Orange Clouds


in orange clouds

bare black branches drift an inch

to sway back


the day’s debris

set adrift in orange clouds

turning darker


such hypnosis

in a sea of orange clouds

so we sail



This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem’s Time Machine #1, Orange, 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 Staples Singers with a song called “Uncloudy Day”, which seems to contradict the haiku but it has exactly the right vibe 🙂

2 thoughts on “Orange Clouds

    • It is – I hadn’t heard the song before since I only knew the Staples Singers from their Stax period, but this just felt like it should have been playing as I was gazing at that sky 🙂

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