A Sackful of Pearls

 

“a sackful of pearls –

all that’s left,” the pedlar wipes

beads of sweat

 

off hands full of shadows

under a crumbling desert arch

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1374 The Levant, 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 Roxy Music –

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Stars Without Lovers

 

stars without lovers

along this black path of the lost

embrace

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #834 Setsubun Mantoro (Lantern Festival), 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 Roxy Music –