The Romance of It

 

the romance of it

wisteria tumbles to the lake

is lost

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1257 Wisteria Blues (Jonathan Reid), another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.  I only know one song that mentions ‘wisteria’, and fortunately Nick Cave hasn’t appeared on the blog for a while, so here he is –

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Loud Clang

 

Loud clang of goodnight

And the sky’s dusty taste –

Explain romance to me

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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.