Stars Without Lovers

 

stars without lovers

along this black path of the lost

embrace

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #834 Setsubun Mantoro (Lantern Festival), 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 Roxy Music –
 

Tiny Blazes

 

tiny blazes –

where blades of summer grass escape

the lantern’s shadow

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This poem was written for Carpe Diem #612, Lantern, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. For some reason, writing this haiku made me think of Bryter Layter by Nick Drake, so here’s an astonishing song from that album.