Through Thinner

 

through thinner

birdsong the thin

drizzle falls

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1161 Matsuyama City birth-place of Shiki, 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 Tom Waits –

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Hours of Rain

 

hours of rain

left all the grey clouds at last

sparkling in birdsong

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #8, Karumi (Lightness), another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. Karumi is a haiku concept that was devised by Basho and can be described as “lightness, simplicity, becoming one with the experience you have on that moment when you are composing your haiku.” All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Willie Nelson, with Captain and Tennille (honest!) –