Lichen

 

lichen must be

dislodged by the magpie’s grip

as the thin branch sways

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #16 (Shiki’s) Shasei, 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 Magazine –
 

The Red Smear

 

the red smear of a fox

where the tumbling mist shows

me a rabbit

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #16, Shiki’s “lost in the mist”, 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 Roberta Flack with the song from Play Misty for Me (so, there is a link!) –