In the Willow’s Shade

 

in the willow’s shade

even the sun knows the lonely

coolness

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #1225 cool, cool evening, cool wind (Suzushi,Ryofu), 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 INXS –

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A Little Grief

 

a little grief

only a breeze on her lips

and the willows entwined

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem’s Time Travel, Ancient Japanese Poetry To Inspire You #1 little I should grieve, 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 Patsy Cline –

Willow Leaves

 

willow leaves

descend drip by drip to the pool

weep in her absence

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Time Glass #35 weeping willow, 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 Julie London (despite a controversial last minute plea for Justin Timberlake!) –