bathers dive in

their laughter in a bright pool

the sunlight splashes


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #670, Bathing, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, which gave Cézanne’s painting “Les Grandes Baigneuses” as our inspiration. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s the 13th Floor Elevators, with Splash 1 –