One Small Spark


one small spark

over gravestones is a robin

the red winter sun


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #5, comparison, 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 Sparks on Top of the Pops in 1974 – revel in the incompetent camera-work and the part where the microphone breaks in the singer’s hand. Classic stuff!

3 thoughts on “One Small Spark

  1. First of all – the haiku is wonderful — a spark; life goes on; and there’s so much going on in this haiku yet it still *works*. Even when the lines are reversed. A great sun/robin comparison 😀

    Now for the video.

    All kinds of weird in a two-minute package! Lead is a bit like combining the Black Crowes and Mick Jagger. And the singer/ keyboardist have this weird failed-bromance thing going on. Microphone? CLASSIC!!!!

    • Black Crowds/Jagger/opera on helium..? And they actually are brothers – an American band but I think more successful in the UK, since ‘quirky’ tends to be better received here 🙂

      Now for the haiku.

      I’ve taken to walking through my local churchyard lately on the way to the shop – an old English church, with teeming bird life, squirrels, and unwritten haiku. Lots of robins 🙂

      This was one I was about to post, then decided it needed revising 😛 So, I’m glad you like it.

      • Yes, you do seem to be more accepting of “quirky” across the pond! Thank goodness too — because of you it *eventually* trickles back here to the States. 🙂

        The churchyard sounds like it must be beautiful —

        So glad you revised this one so that you could share it 🙂

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