On a Green Stalk

 

on a green stalk

gusts sway the dragonfly

gold, gone

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This poem was written in response to ‘Carpe Diem#1016 picturing the haiku’, a post created by Chèvrefeuille as a tribute to Jane Reichhold, who died recently. Jane not only wrote beautiful poems of her own, but also produced wonderful translations of all of Basho’s haiku, and was a tremendous source of knowledge and encouragement to everyone who enjoys trying to make haiku of their own. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

And, to finish, here’s the Rolling Stones –

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If Wine has a Sound

 

if wine has a sound –

the crash of spring breezes

through fresh leaves

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This poem was written in response to Heeding Haiku With HA: Spring, another great prompt hosted by HA at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s the Rolling Stones –