On a Borrowed Bed


on a borrowed bed

the unreachable moon tips over

empty hands


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #720, “if taken in my hand”, 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 Tindersticks –

4 thoughts on “On a Borrowed Bed

  1. Such a tremendous sense of longing and insurmountable distance. Blake, this is so good – the ache is powerful. [Perhaps it’s ‘bad form’ to tip one’s Stetson two haiku in a row – but – consider it done.] 🙂

    And with the song? Ay!

    • Woo two tips of the Stetson?? That’s some might purty complimenting you got going on there! Thanks, Jen 🙂

      Yep when I do longing I tend to do it insurmountably. This whole album provides a perfect soundtrack, really..

      • Vurry welcome, Sir! [I don’t tip my Stetson to just anyone – especially twice!] 😉

        Was listening to more Tindersticks after reading this post — oh yes. Perfect for longing [wow].

      • Yes, Tindersticks songs are full of a kind of baroque longing, aren’t they? Perfect for those times when you’re missing someone 🙂

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