On Brighton Beach

 

on Brighton beach

I can’t see you anymore

splinters tell the boat

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1222 Beach, 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 Emmylou Harris, the only person on the planet who can wear tasselled gauntlets –

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.