Take your Time


take your time

on the slate roofs the mist

turning mauve


This poem was written out of enjoyment of autumn evenings. And, to finish, here’s Primal Scream –

The Loneliness


the loneliness

digging a cat’s grave

this autumn night


This poem was written for George, my cat. And, to finish, here’s Gene Clark –

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


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 –