Lies the Actress Told

 

lies the actress told

escape the black and white

of years

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #134, Fuyuko Tomita’s “actors we all are, she said “, 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 The Velvet Underground –
 

Las Vegas Widow – bookscover2cover

 
Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover. This one is called Las Vegas Widow and can be read by clicking on the link. The story was written last year, after I’d been participating in writing prompts for a while and had enjoyed visiting numerous posts in which shady male characters got their just deserts. I thought that Sue Blake should have a story like that – plus I felt like writing about a lion tamer, as you do…

To finish, here’s a song by Gram Parsons –
 

Hours of Rain

 

hours of rain

left all the grey clouds at last

sparkling in birdsong

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #8, Karumi (Lightness), another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Karumi is a haiku concept that was devised by Basho and can be described as “lightness, simplicity, becoming one with the experience you have on that moment when you are composing your haiku.” All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Willie Nelson, with Captain and Tennille (honest!) –
 

Watery Hours

 

watery hours

so the carnival of sky

floats by and by

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #674, Channel, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Sapozhnikova Svetlana’s painting “Expectation” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s The Band –