Pins

 

pins of lightning

burst the midnight sky

the clouds feel warm as I wear them

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #138: Santoka Taneda’s “Soaking Wet”, 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 Leonard Cohen –
 

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!) –
 

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 🙂