Left to the Wind

 

left to the wind

in thin December branches

wisps of an old nest

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #13 New Year’s Eve, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Nina Simone –

 

 

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A Fresh Covering

 

a fresh covering

of snow over last July’s

white clover

counting blessings, mistakes

in another bedroom

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2017 #7 Christmas stress (meditation), another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem –

The Wind Looks Happiest

 

the wind looks happiest

in a blue flapping flag

– mid-winter

 

“I’m staying alone at Christmas,”

said the old cashier

 

in the singing tree

starlings outnumber the dead leaves

– mid-winter

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2017 #7 Christmas stress (meditation), another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s BB King –

In Half-light that’s Worn

 

in half-light that’s worn

like a hat that’s tilted

small December birds

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1313 The One True Light, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin –