Leaves and Insects

 

leaves and insects

find the winter wind’s shelter

passing days

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #188 Georgia’s 4th, another choka, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this prompt we were given Georgia’s Christmas choka as an inspiration:
 
Meditation

reflecting, meditating
my thoughts contemplating,
watching the leaves blow around
without hearing a sound
relativity
looked at in simplicity
observing the east and west
there I began my day’s quest
thus I discovered death
with a baby’s breath!
I think babies born today
have just finished dying
from the world that they knew well
living that awful hell
we call being born
then, I saw death everywhere
for which I have no care
leaves and insects, passing days
a simple passing phase
why then should I fear

© Georgia (a.k.a. Bastet, 2013)

All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Nico –
 

In the Wintry Sun

 

in the wintry sun

a single violet pours

its cool flavour

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #881 following Basho into the deep north: Mount Atsumi; a hot day’s sun; Kisagata silk tree, 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 Frank Sinatra –
 

Loose

 

loose

on the yellow sunset

December ravens

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #881 following Basho into the deep north: Mount Atsumi; a hot day’s sun; Kisagata silk tree, 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 Cream, complete with ludicrous introductory voice-over –