“It burns!” “Yes.”

“So, what’s the trick?” “The trick

is not to mind it burning.”


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #827 Phoenix, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. When I tried thinking about the Phoenix it brought to mind this scene from Lawrence of Arabia –

So, this post is practically a ‘found poem’; and as a haiku… well, it’s all over the place 🙂

And, to finish, here’s Kasabian –

4 thoughts on “Phoenix

    • Very non-haiku, really – in a rule-breaking mood here, obviously. As the ‘rules’ become more like second nature breaking them gets trickier, I realised lately. Hmm..

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