Another Witch’s Pyre

 

another witch’s pyre

has left the autumn mist

too tired to lift

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1279 Yekaterinburg, 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 George Michael –

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Starflowers Bloom

 

starflowers bloom

they say from one to another

the word wow

 

come and see

the pretty woman who nibbles a grape

is a snail

 

in my garden

the autumn wind tenderly

from thorn to thorn

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #2 Troiku “a hundred gourds”, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. For this prompt we were asked to write a ‘troiku’ of haiku, using the three lines from a haiku written by Chiyo-Ni when she was six years old –

in my garden
starflowers bloom
come and see

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

 

 

From Autumn’s Weird Light

 

from autumn’s weird light

the low clouds as battered gold

as the lost leaves

each breath off the lake dimly

rustles as we grow distant

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #7 Teika’s third Tanka Writing Technique “Elegant beauty”, 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 House of Love –