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 –

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Showers Then

 

showers then

old gold lays on the hedgerows

the mist’s thin pockets

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #9 Naked Rock (AHA-poetry 2013), 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 Les “Them” –

From Autumn’s Weird Light

 

from autumn’s weird light

the low clouds as battered gold

as the lost leaves

each breath off the lake dimly

rustles as we grow distant

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #7 Teika’s third Tanka Writing Technique “Elegant beauty”, 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 House of Love –

Frayed Gold

 

frayed gold long grass

stems bow in a soft summer

breeze before the blades

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Perpetuum Mobile #1 Introduction to a new feature, 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 Reality (a 70s Dutch funk band, apparently; never heard them before but they’re pretty groovy)  –
 

Blue Cape

 

blue cape thin as rags –

butterfly on the gold throne

of a dandelion

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #727 a butterfly flies, 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 Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps –