Loud Clang


Loud clang of goodnight

And the sky’s dusty taste –

Explain romance to me


This poem was written for Carpe Diem Special #117, Tomas Tranströmer’s 3rd “a mother of stone”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. As for the song, a friend of mine once trod on Nick Cave’s foot; it was a complete accident, but he was so riled by the incident that he went on to write lots of angry songs. And this is one of the best.