Lichen

 

lichen must be

dislodged by the magpie’s grip

as the thin branch sways

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #16 (Shiki’s) Shasei, 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 Magazine –
 

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6 thoughts on “Lichen

    • Absolutely! I learned my own admiration for that marvellous symbiotic organism from The Lichen Prince, etc, waaaay back when 😉

      I was watching this moment from the office window on Friday. It was either that or watch the PC screen, so…

  1. Wonderful haiku Blake. I had to translate it first before I could understand the verse, but after translation it was if you showed me what you saw by giving words to it trhough your haiku. I became part of the scene. Thank you.

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