A Mesh

 

a mesh of birdsong

in its weaves the spring flutters

captured

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #11 “baransu”, 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 Nick Cave –
 

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!) –
 

I Don’t See

 

I don’t see the tree

but the texture of birdsong

is its shape

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This poem was written for Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #35, The Cold within the Sound, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. For this post, Jen of Blog It or Lose It gave us a great poem by Otagaki Rengetsu as a prompt. Now, ideally, the aim is to write in the same tone as the original, which I haven’t managed at all. However, the idea in Rengetsu’s poem did remind me of an impression I had a few weeks ago, so I wrote about that. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.