Leaves and Insects


leaves and insects

find the winter wind’s shelter

passing days


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #188 Georgia’s 4th, another choka, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this prompt we were given Georgia’s Christmas choka as an inspiration:

reflecting, meditating
my thoughts contemplating,
watching the leaves blow around
without hearing a sound
looked at in simplicity
observing the east and west
there I began my day’s quest
thus I discovered death
with a baby’s breath!
I think babies born today
have just finished dying
from the world that they knew well
living that awful hell
we call being born
then, I saw death everywhere
for which I have no care
leaves and insects, passing days
a simple passing phase
why then should I fear

© Georgia (a.k.a. Bastet, 2013)

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

Aches and Mirrors – bookscover2cover


Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover. This one is called Aches and Mirrors and can be read by clicking on the link. I’m fairly blank about the genesis of this story. I remember that I wanted to write an out-and-out sci-fi story, which the blog was lacking at that point. It’s also possible that it was a not very veiled attack on that Facebook style look-at-me-doing-something-of-no-discernible-value-or-interest solipsism. 

Regardless, here are the Velvet Underground & Nico, to finish –