Kikaku’s ‘A Flock of Swallows’

The inspiration poem:

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above the sea

           a rainbow, erased by

      a flock of swallows

                   Kikaku

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My offerings:

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across the lake

                     a cloud of gnats disappears

    into the swallows

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outside the window –

a mockingbird, erasing

the silence

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my joie de vivre – swallowed by another heat wave

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©2013 Wabi Sabi

For Carpe Diem ” ‘Kikaku’s ‘a flock of swallows’ “

Such

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…a blue sky

high flying jets rupture it

with contrails

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‘such a face,’

he said, squeezing her cheeks

until it hurt

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©2013 Wabi Sabi

Two very different takes on a tough prompt at Carpe Diem ‘ Kikaku’s ‘the pheasant scratches it’

such a beautiful face
the pheasant scratches it
with jagged spurs
                              Kikaku