In Ruined Armour

 

in ruined armour

the old Ronin crouches

still as the swamp flowers

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1226 swamp, 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 the Manic Street Preachers –

Stray

 

stray bits of seashell

old armour

in the laughing spray

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem “Sparkling Stars” #14, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. Beaches and sun were abolished in England by the Magna Carta, so here’s a California song.