Over Bluebells

 

over bluebells

a certain kind of loneliness

a robin stands still

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #15 birdcage, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, and one that includes a wonderful essay by Jane Reichhold about how to write haiku.  Having forgotten most of what I used to know about writing haiku it was fascinating to re-read Jane’s tips 🙂

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

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One Small Spark

 

one small spark

over gravestones is a robin

the red winter sun

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #5, comparison, 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 Sparks on Top of the Pops in 1974 – revel in the incompetent camera-work and the part where the microphone breaks in the singer’s hand. Classic stuff!