trickle, blood

from an old corner of a smile

ladybirds exit


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #783 Tentoumushi (Lady bug), another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Radiohead –

8 thoughts on “Trickle

    • Ladybirds are decidedly dark and eerie, as we’ll all realise to our cost should we ever come back as aphids :S

      I’m attracted to the “long leap” at the moment, image-wise (if that’s what it’s called??). Thanks, Jen!

    • Ladybirds just sounds so much more refined than ladybugs, don’t you think 😉

      And a certain spookiness is definitely what I was aiming for here – just seeing if I could conjure that atmosphere in 3 lines around little ladybirds..

      • They certainly are … and makes one wonder about a certain president’s wife who was called that … you did a great job on this one and definitely achieved your goal I think.

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