across grim

October lakes only raindrops

cast the sun in bits


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #173 Tom D’Evelyn’s essay BASHO AND THE SMACK OF REALITY: A PERSONAL ESSAY ON HAIKU, 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 the Beta Band –