Off-gold

 

off-gold

at roadside a drying trickle

of fox’s brains

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1240 Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue (Barnett Newman), 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 Tommy James and the Shondells, with Tommy wearing a fox curled up on his head –

The Unspeakable – bookscover2cover

 
Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover. This one is called The Unspeakable and can be read by clicking on the link. This story was inspired by a couple of famous quotes by the story’s protagonists –

‘The unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable’ – Oscar Wilde

‘The love that dare not speak its name’  – Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie)

A little wordplay links the two quotes, while the reality/metaphor of fox hunting colours the whole scene. So here, to provide a suitable finish, is Julian Cope –
 

The Red Smear

 

the red smear of a fox

where the tumbling mist shows

me a rabbit

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #16, Shiki’s “lost in the mist”, 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 Roberta Flack with the song from Play Misty for Me (so, there is a link!) –