Pins

 

pins of lightning

burst the midnight sky

the clouds feel warm as I wear them

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #138: Santoka Taneda’s “Soaking Wet”, 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 Leonard Cohen –
 

Skylarks

 

dew quivers

as the skylark’s singing goes

lonelier then

 

last dewdrops

and first tears evaporate

a skylark’s singing

 

lonelier songs

emerge from nights in the dew

skylark by skylark

 

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These poems were written in response to Carpe Diem Time Machine #6: Skylark, 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 Jeff Beck Group –
 

Aches and Mirrors – bookscover2cover

 

Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover. This one is called Aches and Mirrors and can be read by clicking on the link. I’m fairly blank about the genesis of this story. I remember that I wanted to write an out-and-out sci-fi story, which the blog was lacking at that point. It’s also possible that it was a not very veiled attack on that Facebook style look-at-me-doing-something-of-no-discernible-value-or-interest solipsism. 

Regardless, here are the Velvet Underground & Nico, to finish –