Trains Howl

 

trains howl – think of wolves –

so hunch up in the chair              alone,

with jazz of the moon

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Sparkling Stars #19, James A. Emanuel (1921-2013) “jazz-haiku”, 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 are Miles Davis, John Coltrane et al  –
 

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Eager Fur

 

eager fur

laced with dew and shreds of red

on the bedroom floor

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This poem was written for Carpe Diem Special #119, Tomas Tranströmer’s 5th “a wild boar plays the organ”, in which Chèvrefeuille asked us to write a fairytale-like haiku in response to one by Tranströmer. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. For some reason, I feel like pairing this poem with Girls Talk by Elvis Costello, so here it is.