Electric

 

electric blue

the sky drops a thin shard

onto green grass – dragonfly

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Utabukuro #7 a drop of water by Cor van den Heuvel, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this post I used the poem chosen by Chèvrefeuille as an inspiration:

a drop of water
floats by the canoe
on a curled leaf

© Cor van den Heuvel

What I like about this haiku is how it paints a scene but then plays with the reader’s expectations: the canoe should float on the water but here the water floats by the canoe, not only that but when I visualise that drop of water on the leaf it seems to be mimicking the appearance of a person sat in their canoe. “Surprise” is one of the classic elements of haiku and this poem is a subtle example of the technique.

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

A Pale Blue Vein

 

a pale blue vein

the slow rustle inside… leaves

in the sky

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #742 under the trees (an example of the karumi-style), 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 The Doors –
 

Watery Hours

 

watery hours

so the carnival of sky

floats by and by

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #674, Channel, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Sapozhnikova Svetlana’s painting “Expectation” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s The Band –
 

Chilled

 

chilled to the taste

the sky could be poured in a glass

though this thirst still lasts

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #125, Sogi’s first “this autumn sky”, 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 an elemental drinking song from George Jones (man, where d’you get a suit like that??) –
 

Skaters

 

skaters

an icy sky of comets

if you’re a fish

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #628, Ice skating, 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, a Lou Reed song that isn’t really about the scene that plays out in the haiku…