In the White Blossom

 

in the white blossom

petals that fall each second

each second

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars # 21, Buson’s “I came to the cherry blossoms”, 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 Nick Drake –
 

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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.