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 –
 

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 –