Over Blue Stars

 

over blue stars

tattoos on a hooker’s belly

coming

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Universal Jane #7 Basho (the translations), 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  O.C. Smith –

 

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Stars Without Lovers

 

stars without lovers

along this black path of the lost

embrace

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #834 Setsubun Mantoro (Lantern Festival), 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 Roxy Music –
 

By Blue Moonlight

 

by blue moonlight

this wedding dress still holds

brittle bits of stars

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #786 buruu muun (blue moon), 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 Mark Lanegan with a song I’d never heard before –
 

Starry Night

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too high

the stars seem to realise

they tumble

 

along the cobbles

the night air full of fresh chills

a gift unwraps

 

night breezes

in the sigh of the river

between blue shadows

 

strangers are busy

at the edge of the vast night

with small talk

 

long ago secrets

the deep scent of the river

strangers walk on

 

night-time mosaics

a yellow daub of streetlights

over blue ripples

 

boats rock to and fro

and slap the waves in their moorings

as knots creak… creak…

 

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #663, Starry Night (Van Gogh), another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. These haiku relate to the painting that leads this post, “Starry Night over the Rhone”, which was taken from Wikimedia. Sometimes you just have to go with what’s staring you in the face and so, to finish, here’s Don McLean –
 

Trembling Stars

 

trembling stars 

cling on a soft black journey –

the cat and the dew

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #127, Sogi’s third “dewy evening”, 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 some rock’n’roll from Gene Vincent –