Before Kissing Starts


before kissing starts

scatter leaves of mistletoe

across your body


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem’s ‘Seven days to Christmas’ #1 mistletoe, 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 a Christmassy blend of Kate Bush and Tim Burton –

Little Luxuries


Little luxuries

From damp trees in autumn –

These medieval breaths


This poem was written for Heeding Haiku With HA: The Art of Breathing, in which we were invited to feel ourselves breathing and share the experience in the form of a haiku or a tanka. Meanwhile, to accompany the poem, here’s a curious video of Kate Bush wrapped in cling-film…