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 –

The Deep Green Gaze

 

the deep green gaze

deepens while a still white gull

teardrops the lake

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #806 Lake Victoria, 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 Phoebe Jevtovic Rosquist & David Tayler, performing Philip K. Dick’s favourite song (now that’s one hell of an axe!)  –
 

Lay Still

 

lay still, no, stiller

the green lake says to the lily pads

flowering white

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #47 flowers, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. Today was officially the first day of summer in the Blake household because it was the first day that I’ve felt an overwhelming need to listen to Forever Changes by Love –
 

I Always Miss You

 

I always miss you –

as clear moonlight passes through

the silver lake

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu, N. Scott Momaday’s “the Delight Song of Tsoai-talee”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. My favourite line from the ‘Delight Song’ is this:

“I am the long track of the moon in a lake”

– so, I wrote around that image, of a fashion.

All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Scott Walker –