Somewhere, an Owl

 

somewhere, an owl

opens the night’s stillness

by her voice

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #894 First Light, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. The inspiration for this haiku came from reading Paloma’s poem and remembering the only time I’ve ever heard an owl hooting nearby.

And, to finish, here’s David Bowie –
 

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Then a Tall Stillness

 

then a tall stillness

from this small hill I hold onto

today’s clouds

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This poem was written in response to On The Trail With Basho Encore 4 such stillness, 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 Orb –
 

Still

 

still pigeons

see the still clouds grow greyer

and grow greyer

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem’s Haiku Writing Techniques #3, Repetition, 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 something weird and psychedelic from the Pretty Things –