I Spoke

 

“I spoke in rose

petals falling falling…”

a firework’s voice fades

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #846 Chichibu Night Festival, 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 The Civil Wars –
 

Silver Zips

 

silver zips unzip

quick squeals meet black leather

the fireworks start

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #636, Fireworks, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. Tonight’s festive TV naturally included celebrations of the life and works of the king, including his ’68 comeback special – which is the only reason my mind was focused on black leather, see –