A Whirl

 

a whirl awhile

the weary ballet dancer lands

in a puff of dust

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #673, Rehearsal, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Edgar Degas’ painting “Dance Rehearsal in the Studio of the Opera” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Elton John –
 

Jangling Sun

 

jangling sun

dances round bare feet in summer

a dropped tambourine

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #672, Summertime, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Rihard Jakopič’s painting “Sonce” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Nina Simone –
 

Hot Horse’s Hooves

 

hot horse’s hooves

heave across a parched yellow bridge

a cool stream whips by

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Time Machine #4, Yellow, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Van Gogh’s painting “The Langlois Bridge at Arles with Women Washing” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Suede –

Sunday

 

Sunday declines

down a steep slope that leads home

down an empty street

 

on a Sunday stroll

prim Parisian lace trails

in a ripe dog turd

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #671, Sunday Afternoon, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Seurat’s painting “La Grande Jatte” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s The Sundays with a song which, aptly, manages to include a lavatory in the lyric –