Heart-shaped Flames

 

heart-shaped flames

take the ornaments to pieces

and our spirits smile

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #649, Burning Ornaments (Sagichoo), 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 are the Small Faces –
 

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Frosty Eyes

 

winter starts

to blink this sleepy solstice

from frosty eyes

 

from frosty eyes

a silver squirrel sees new year

blink a little

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #631, winter solstice, candles, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

If It’s Whiskey

 

if it’s whiskey

or nostalgia that brings warmth

drink it deep!

and sing the old songs badly

as ever, to greet New Year!

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This poem is for my mum and was written in response to Carpe Diem #617, “delight in company,” another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. The soundtrack chooses itself.