Loose

 

loose

on the yellow sunset

December ravens

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #881 following Basho into the deep north: Mount Atsumi; a hot day’s sun; Kisagata silk tree, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

And, to finish, here’s Cream, complete with ludicrous introductory voice-over –
 

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A Sole Raven

 

a sole raven

the field full of frost

with a tear

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #865 torn apart book (reading nature), another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Smog –
 

Last Snow

 

last snow

a raven marches over

the smokers cough

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #12, Resume, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. This post at CDHK summed up all of the haiku writing techniques we’ve been working through over the past few weeks and we were asked to write a new haiku using any of these techniques – so, I think the above haiku probably has an element of juxtaposition and/or surprise.

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

Two Ravens

 

Two ravens drink

But not from the same pool

I see them at

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This is another poem for Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #32, A Dream Within A Dream, a great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this prompt our guest writer, Jen from Blog It Or Lose It, presented us with “A Dream within a Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe, and asked for our responses. Since Poe is one of my favourite writers, I thought I’d add a nod to his big hit single from 1845. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.