One of the few nineteenth century poems that move me is Invictus by William Ernest Henley. The poem’s spirit of unflinching defiance can be expressed in more contemporary ways. (Henley’s way is still good.) After one very contemporary way inspired by trees, we end with a quick riff on forms and freedom in poetry.
I had nothing in mind for this particular CDHK episode, but then I read the fine contribution by Dancing Echoes, had a sudden inspiration, and was astonished to see that the episode was still open. Thank U, Dancing Echoes.
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In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem #989 Oak …
Gifts from an Old Oak
Acorn stew tonight?
No, let them feed squirrels or
grow to be old oaks.
Please read the fine contribution by Dancing Echoes to this episode.