The Stormy Night Sky


the stormy night sky

finds a precipice to fall from –

a crack of bones


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #144, Kala Ramesh’s fifth haiku “thunderclap”, 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 Billie Holiday –

3 thoughts on “The Stormy Night Sky

  1. Line by line, this haiku is more and more ominous! The ‘crack of bones’ has such a strong sense of painful, irreversible change. I really like this 🙂

    As well as the Billie Holiday!

    • Yes, Billie Holiday was a good choice, even if I do say so myself 🙂 It’s hard to go wrong with her, really.

      With the haiku I wanted one of those that don’t actually mention what the topic is – I’m glad it ended up having an ominous feel since thunder effects some people like that. Although I always enjoy some thunder and lightning, personally. Thanks, Jen!

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