The Vivid

 

the vivid death

of October leaves, their yellows

seem breathable

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #177 Cor van den Heuvel’s “a tide pool”, three favorite haiku, 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 Cat Power –
 

Soon Buried

 

Soon buried breezes

In a squatter’s house of skin –

Beggar’s breaths

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This poem was written for Carpe Diem #607, Road Side Beggar (a haiku by Nana Fredua-Agyeman), another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

Little Luxuries

 

Little luxuries

From damp trees in autumn –

These medieval breaths

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This poem was written for Heeding Haiku With HA: The Art of Breathing, in which we were invited to feel ourselves breathing and share the experience in the form of a haiku or a tanka. Meanwhile, to accompany the poem, here’s a curious video of Kate Bush wrapped in cling-film…