I Dream the Shape

 

I dream the shape

of the sea with your eyes

all the drowned sailors

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This poem was written in response to March 27, 2018: The Opium Smokers Dream, another great prompt at Seeds and Sand. The prompt and poems can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Joni Mitchell –

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Orange Clouds

 

in orange clouds

bare black branches drift an inch

to sway back

 

the day’s debris

set adrift in orange clouds

turning darker

 

such hypnosis

in a sea of orange clouds

so we sail

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem’s Time Machine #1, Orange, 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 are the Staples Singers with a song called “Uncloudy Day”, which seems to contradict the haiku but it has exactly the right vibe 🙂
 

Stray

 

stray bits of seashell

old armour

in the laughing spray

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem “Sparkling Stars” #14, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. Beaches and sun were abolished in England by the Magna Carta, so here’s a California song.