Still

 

still pigeons

see the still clouds grow greyer

and grow greyer

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem’s Haiku Writing Techniques #3, Repetition, 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 weird and psychedelic from the Pretty Things –
 

The Red Smear

 

the red smear of a fox

where the tumbling mist shows

me a rabbit

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #16, Shiki’s “lost in the mist”, 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 Roberta Flack with the song from Play Misty for Me (so, there is a link!) –
 

The Rooster

 

the rooster struts

throws back its preening head and howls

led zep

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #650, First Rooster Crowing (hatsutori), 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, naturally, here’s “Rock’n’Roll” by Led Zeppelin  –
 

Heart-shaped Flames

 

heart-shaped flames

take the ornaments to pieces

and our spirits smile

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #649, Burning Ornaments (Sagichoo), 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 Small Faces –