On a New Soft Shoe


on a new soft shoe

that will crush us in the morning



This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1221 Cockroach (Gokiburi), 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 and Emmylou Harris –

8 thoughts on “On a New Soft Shoe

    • On BBC there was a programme about Dolly Parton, Emmylou and Linda Ronstadt and they showed this clip, which I’ve seen before and which made me think:
      a) I want to post it on the blog
      b) ‘New soft shoe’ – what a pleasing phrase…
      After all, Basho referenced popular songs of the day, didn’t he? (Not that Gram was ever popular).
      Glad you liked the pairing 🙂

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