Steamy Sun

 

steamy sun

in mysterious blue

it dips, a goldfish

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #777 kingyo (goldfish), a great prompt from Paloma, 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 Roy Orbison –

Willow Leaves

 

willow leaves

descend drip by drip to the pool

weep in her absence

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Time Glass #35 weeping willow, 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 Julie London (despite a controversial last minute plea for Justin Timberlake!) –

Frayed Gold

 

frayed gold long grass

stems bow in a soft summer

breeze before the blades

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Perpetuum Mobile #1 Introduction to a new feature, 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 Reality (a 70s Dutch funk band, apparently; never heard them before but they’re pretty groovy)  –
 

bookscover2cover – When the Looking-Glass is No Longer a Friend

 
Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called When the Looking-Glass is No Longer a Friend, it can be read by clicking on the link. This story was written a) about the ageing process and the mess of life, and b) because Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking-Glass are both wonderful.

So, to finish, here’s the Sisters of Mercy –