Over Bluebells

 

over bluebells

a certain kind of loneliness

a robin stands still

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #15 birdcage, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, and one that includes a wonderful essay by Jane Reichhold about how to write haiku.  Having forgotten most of what I used to know about writing haiku it was fascinating to re-read Jane’s tips 🙂

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

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Skylarks

 

dew quivers

as the skylark’s singing goes

lonelier then

 

last dewdrops

and first tears evaporate

a skylark’s singing

 

lonelier songs

emerge from nights in the dew

skylark by skylark

 

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These poems were written in response to Carpe Diem Time Machine #6: Skylark, 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 the Jeff Beck Group –
 

Lonely in the Frost

 

droplets

no longer flow together

lonely in the frost

 

lonely in the frost

the crunch of white grass stays

long after

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #632, Frost, 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 the prettiest song about loneliness, from Love –