Sea in the distance

sea in the distance

its small arm shakes in the bird’s beak

baby turtle


This poem was inspired by a TV programme about the Great Barrier Reef, which was beautiful and sad. And, to finish, here’s Dinah Washington and Max Richter, mashed up by Robbie Robertson of The Band for a Martin Scorcese film –

Watery Hours


watery hours

so the carnival of sky

floats by and by


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 –