From the Dappled Sun


from the dappled sun

out of branches that sway just so

deer are blazing


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem’s “Haiku Writing Techniques” #4, Surprise, 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 something less than bucolic from The Fall –

6 thoughts on “From the Dappled Sun

    • Honestly, I’ve never gone for a walk and stumbled on deer – it doesn’t happen where I live 😦

      So I wrote this as if the deer might be an illusion from the play of light and trees 😉

  1. This really is gorgeous, Blake —
    But lest we let our guard down you’ve supplied Fall Fortress! 😉
    Still, I can really see the sunlight gleaming and glowing on the deer’s backs. Great stuff!

    • Yes, the Fall offering some counterpoint to the gorgeousness. Frankly, the only song I could think of containing deer was this: Mark E. Smith barking “have you been to the English deer park?” 😉

      And I’m glad you liked the gorgeousness 🙂

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