Grizzly

 

grizzly rain, a cold

evening rich in feral voices –

December leaves

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #879 On our way to Mogamigawa: summer rains, admirable, 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 Liquid Liquid –
 

bookscover2cover – End Times

 

Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called End Times, it can be read by clicking on the link. This is another story that borrows its atmosphere from Norse mythology, perhaps because I like the pessimism of those myths: it’s refreshing to find gods who know that they’re corrupted and know they’ll lose the final battle because of that corruption. They’re so goddam smug normally, gods. The story’s main theme is the conflict between the life instinct and the death instinct.

And to finish, here’s Black Sabbath –
 

Beneath a Gale

 

beneath a gale

the pretty chaos of Christmas

lights in the trees

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #186 Georgia’s 2nd “days of Christmas” (choka), another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this prompt we were given Georgia’s Christmas choka as an inspiration:

candles burn bright
Christmas trees twinkle
symbols of rebirth
in dark days of winter
school children home
play in snow-covered lawns
an old beggar stands
alone homeless and cold
angels smile sweetly
on a street corner at dawn
in newspapers
words of peaceful harmony
on the radio
sweet carols play day and night

Christmas card scenes
melt under the heat of hate
we know too well
the children are being good
anxiously awaiting gifts

© Georgia (a.k.a. Bastet, 2014)

All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s first John Peel and then Soft Cell –
 

Across

 

across a dark field

the white cat carries December

snow

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #872 our journey continues: across the field; one patch of a rice field; roots of elegance, 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 Stevie Wonder –
 

Under Amber

 

under amber

lights the smell of pine needles

dropped this December

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #870 prologue: a door of grass; spring departing; how glorious, 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 Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris –