bookscover2cover: Giant Steps

 
Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called Giant Steps, it can be read by clicking on the link. I wrote “Giant Steps”  after listening obsessively to an album called ‘The Modern Lovers’. The story is about the character in the album’s songs and paraphrases snatches of the lyrics throughout. And so, to finish, here’s The Modern Lovers –
 

Across

 

across grim

October lakes only raindrops

cast the sun in bits

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #173 Tom D’Evelyn’s essay BASHO AND THE SMACK OF REALITY: A PERSONAL ESSAY ON 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 the Beta Band –
 

As the Moon Lowers

 

as the moon lowers

its staircase of echoes

two bats spiral up

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #170 Michael Dylan Welch’s 1st roar of the midway, 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 Kings of Leon –