The Canal

 

the canal slicks by

still black as the sunrise and I

cross the bridge

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This poem was written in response to On The Trail With Basho Encore #9 Bridge of Morning, 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 The Dubliners –
 

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Then a Tall Stillness

 

then a tall stillness

from this small hill I hold onto

today’s clouds

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This poem was written in response to On The Trail With Basho Encore 4 such stillness, 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 The Orb –
 

Laying Aside

 

laying aside

zen, as he sees it stirring

in the boy’s crotch

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #721, priest and morning glory, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. In his post, Chèvrefeuille explains that Basho was “interested in homosexuality.” And so, to finish, here’s Frankie Goes to Hollywood –
 

Hello, Murder

 

”hello, murder” –

the words wheel by the black shapes

happily

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #22, Basho’s “where the hototogisu is singing”, 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 The Pogues –