The Sound of Snow

 

the sound of snow

harvested from the moon

our pillow talk

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #166 “Autumn” this harvest moon by Chiyo-Ni, 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 The Beach Boys  –
 

Old Dragon

 

old dragon

slayer stares at the moon and counts

falling scales

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #816 Draco (Dragon), 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 The Human League  –
 

bookscover2cover – Split

 
Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called Split, it can be read by clicking on the link. This story was written as an attempt to zoom in on someone who finds himself in an utterly unique situation, which they have to spend the rest of their lives coming to terms with.

And to finish, here’s Gang of Four –

A Hiss of Blue

 

a hiss of blue

waves welcome the coast deeper in

before parting

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #810 Aquila (Eagle), another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. Admittedly, there are no eagles in my haiku; instead I took inspiration from what Chèvrefeuille told us about the Japanese Festival on the 7th of the 7th month Tanabata, together with the haiku written by Basho about the Tanabata Festival, i.e.

Star Festival. On the 7th of Seventh Month, this festival celebrates the legend of the Shepherd Boy and Weaver Girl, represented as two stars, Altair and Vega. These two lovers are doomed to be separated by Heaven’s River (the Milky Way) all year except on this day, when magpies form a bridge with their wings.
 
do not even peer
through the leaves of the silk tree
light falls from the stars
 
tanabata –
autumn is truly here
as nights begin

© Matsuo Basho
 
Finally, to finish, here’s some trip hop from Portishead –