A Mermaid

 

fast as silver

moonlight dropped in the abyss

a mermaid

 

from the purity

of the abyss a mermaid

looks at silver hooks

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This poem was written in response to March 26, 2018: Mermaid, another great prompt at Seeds and Sand. The prompt and poems can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Fleetwood Mac –

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My Quiet Heart

 

my quiet heart

or fish returning upstream

in a silver wake

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #863 Black Lake (Khar Us), another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. For this prompt we were asked to ‘distil’ this poem by Mongolian poet, L. Olziitogs:

Looking at mountains, I feel I am a mountain.
Looking at mist and haze, I feel I am a cloud.
After the rain has fallen, I feel that I am grass, and
When sparrows start to sing, I remember I am morning.

I am not a human, that’s for sure.
When stars flare up, I feel I am the darkness
When girls shed their clothes, I remember I am spring
When I smell the desire of everybody in this world,
I realize how my quiet heart is a fish’s.
I am not a human, that’s for sure.
Under the colorful sky, an immense EMPTINESS
Starting from today I am only…

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

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 –
 

Silver Zips

 

silver zips unzip

quick squeals meet black leather

the fireworks start

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #636, Fireworks, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. Tonight’s festive TV naturally included celebrations of the life and works of the king, including his ’68 comeback special – which is the only reason my mind was focused on black leather, see –