I Always Miss You

 

I always miss you –

as clear moonlight passes through

the silver lake

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu, N. Scott Momaday’s “the Delight Song of Tsoai-talee”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. My favourite line from the ‘Delight Song’ is this:

“I am the long track of the moon in a lake”

– so, I wrote around that image, of a fashion.

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

So Vivid

 

So vivid –

No eyes can take in all the play

Of soon-dying leaves

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This poem was written for Carpe Diem #593, “A Departed Soul” (July 2014) reprise, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.