The Unknown

 

the unknown

orange bug on the wind that waves

the tall grasses so small

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem’s Writing and Enjoying Haiku #2 no rules, 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 Soft Cell –

Beneath a Gale

 

beneath a gale

the pretty chaos of Christmas

lights in the trees

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #186 Georgia’s 2nd “days of Christmas” (choka), another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this prompt we were given Georgia’s Christmas choka as an inspiration:

candles burn bright
Christmas trees twinkle
symbols of rebirth
in dark days of winter
school children home
play in snow-covered lawns
an old beggar stands
alone homeless and cold
angels smile sweetly
on a street corner at dawn
in newspapers
words of peaceful harmony
on the radio
sweet carols play day and night

Christmas card scenes
melt under the heat of hate
we know too well
the children are being good
anxiously awaiting gifts

© Georgia (a.k.a. Bastet, 2014)

All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s first John Peel and then Soft Cell –