The Canal

 

the canal slicks by

still black as the sunrise and I

cross the bridge

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This poem was written in response to On The Trail With Basho Encore #9 Bridge of Morning, 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 The Dubliners –
 

Hot Horse’s Hooves

 

hot horse’s hooves

heave across a parched yellow bridge

a cool stream whips by

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Time Machine #4, Yellow, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Van Gogh’s painting “The Langlois Bridge at Arles with Women Washing” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Suede –