I Miss the Kissing

 

“I miss the kissing”

the wind licks leafless branches

the empty spaces

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1249 despair, 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 Eurythmics –

 
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From the Dappled Sun

 

from the dappled sun

out of branches that sway just so

deer are blazing

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem’s “Haiku Writing Techniques” #4, Surprise, 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 something less than bucolic from The Fall –
 

Orange Clouds

 

in orange clouds

bare black branches drift an inch

to sway back

 

the day’s debris

set adrift in orange clouds

turning darker

 

such hypnosis

in a sea of orange clouds

so we sail

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem’s Time Machine #1, Orange, 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 are the Staples Singers with a song called “Uncloudy Day”, which seems to contradict the haiku but it has exactly the right vibe 🙂