In the Bardo

 

in the bardo

I feel sorry for those gods

who’ll threaten us

with wrath and blood thirstiness –

fucking amateurs

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1210 Tibetan Book Of Dead (Bardo Thodol), 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 Junior Parker –

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I Carry Rain

 

I carry rain

usher storms, but once I came

floating into my life

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This poem was written in response to Chèvrefeuille’s Gift To You To Celebrate Our First Luster Of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #5 Use That Quote, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. The quote in question was from Rabindranath Tagore:

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

So, after a little editing, my haiku is practically a found poem 🙂

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

A Small Wing

 

a small wing

its feathers and the pale crossed legs

take a long time to rot

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Theme Week “The Songs of Milarepa” (4) like a summer flower, 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 Marianne Faithfull –