The Wind Looks Happiest

 

the wind looks happiest

in a blue flapping flag

– mid-winter

 

“I’m staying alone at Christmas,”

said the old cashier

 

in the singing tree

starlings outnumber the dead leaves

– mid-winter

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2017 #7 Christmas stress (meditation), 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 BB King –

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Leaves and Insects

 

leaves and insects

find the winter wind’s shelter

passing days

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #188 Georgia’s 4th, another choka, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this prompt we were given Georgia’s Christmas choka as an inspiration:
 
Meditation

reflecting, meditating
my thoughts contemplating,
watching the leaves blow around
without hearing a sound
relativity
looked at in simplicity
observing the east and west
there I began my day’s quest
thus I discovered death
with a baby’s breath!
I think babies born today
have just finished dying
from the world that they knew well
living that awful hell
we call being born
then, I saw death everywhere
for which I have no care
leaves and insects, passing days
a simple passing phase
why then should I fear

© Georgia (a.k.a. Bastet, 2013)

All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Nico –
 

Old, Worn

 

old, worn, her scarf

tangles in the everlasting

winter

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Modern Times Haiku #1 mother’s scarf, 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 Simon & Garfunkel (Art never looked hotter!) –