The Vivid

 

the vivid death

of October leaves, their yellows

seem breathable

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #177 Cor van den Heuvel’s “a tide pool”, three favorite haiku, 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 Cat Power –
 

A Star’s Journey

 

a star’s journey

distant is the sly caress

she shared once

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #842 Tanabata Festival, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Tanabata was inspired by the famous Chinese folk tale, “The Weaver Girl and the Cowherd”, a story in which two lovers are separated. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Patsy Cline –