Twilight

 

twilight frost gets ignored

in a doorway, in a basque

in December

 

working in Soho

the street’s damp blooms

in the twilight frost

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #124, Richard Wright’s last haiku of this month, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.  Admittedly, the prompt took me a long way from Richard Wright’s haiku this time, but ah well… here are The Pogues.
 

Who Permits It

 

who permits it

as white-tipped wings flutter gold

through dead leaves

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #122, Richard Wright’s 3rd haiku “The Violet Beds,” 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 White Stripes singing about mulch.
 

Mauve

 

mauve at evening –

snow makes the street

a better story

 

mundanity

starred to death

in the weather’s glass

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These poems were written in response to Carpe Diem Special #37, the second haiku by Richard Wright “in the falling snow”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

Faces Flash

 

faces flash by

on this wintry road we’re on

and stay strangers

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #120, Richard Wright’s “their watching faces,” another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. Since the haiku has a fairly chilly, isolated feel about it, I thought it’d be nice to finish with music that gives a warm and fuzzy feeling.
 

Horse Tails

 

Horse tails of spume

Trail speeding cars after

Autumn cloudbursts

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This poem was written for Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #33, Richard Wright on Autumn by Jen of Blog It Or Lose It, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this post we were asked to write a late-autumn haiku (in Richard Wright’s style and tone) showing a relationship between man’s realm and nature’s realm. This was my attempt and all of the poems in the link-up can be read here. While the horse’s starring role in the haiku seems like the perfect excuse for some Patti Smith.