Over Bluebells


over bluebells

a certain kind of loneliness

a robin stands still



This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #15 birdcage, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, and one that includes a wonderful essay by Jane Reichhold about how to write haiku.  Having forgotten most of what I used to know about writing haiku it was fascinating to re-read Jane’s tips 🙂

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

8 thoughts on “Over Bluebells

  1. You’ve really captured the moment in this haiku – I love the loneliness over bluebells – where ‘blue’ adds to the atmosphere – and that still robin!

    • Thanks, Chèvrefeuille – that’s an amazing compliment, really. I’m hoping to get back into regular haiku writing in the summer – because you soon lose the knack of noticing those ‘haiku moments’, and I miss that.

    • Btw Chèvrefeuille I seem to have trouble leaving comments at CDHK now, e.g. I commented on “Time Travel, Ancient Japanese Poetry To Inspire You #1 little I should grieve” but I’m not sure if I’m signing into WordPress properly and the comment just vanishes…
      Do you know if I sign in as sue-blake.com? Or else what is the proper format? 😦

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