In the Small Hours

 

in the small hours

in her shape in the bed

only a ghost fits

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #886 the journey continues: writing something, the moon clear, harvest moon, loneliness, 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 Japan –
 

Pink Streams

 

pink streams briefly

wind from cherry tree to cherry tree

through Honshu

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #152, Rallentanda’s fourth “friday flowers”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

This haiku was written after watching an episode of a BBC TV series called ‘Japan: Earth’s Enchanted Islands’, which is highly recommended for all haijin and which you may (or may not) be able to watch here.

And, to finish, here’s Bruce Springsteen –