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The pier’s old dome
Rebuilt in a passing cloud –
Starlings flock
(c) Jackie Le Poidevin


A quill-shaped cloud

Pen poised over blank page

What to write?


(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: Cloud

Spring equinox –

Greeted by solar eclipse

And full cloud cover.


(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: Higan (equinox).

Yes, today we had three amazing astronomical phenomena coinciding – the Spring equinox, a near-total eclipse of the sun and a supermoon. And thanks to the British weather, we couldn’t see a thing. Oh well, at least we didn’t go blind and there are only 11 years till the next “deep partial” eclipse.

One little cloud –

Daring to block out

The entire sun.


(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

sea foam

Clouds swirl in sea foam,

Drops of sunshine ride the waves,

Heaven visits earth.


(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

For Carpe Diem: There is Buddha

The morning star

Shines through a veil of cloud –

Venus wrapped in gauze.

(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Composed for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, where the challenge was to write a haiku inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Chevrefeuille told us that Van Gogh said in a letter to his brother that the brightest star he could see from his barred window in the asylum near San Remy was Venus. Scholars have found that the morning star was indeed visible from Provence in the spring of 1889 (we can see it to the right of the cypress). The moon, however, is incorrect – it would have been waning gibbous (more than half full). The village was also not visible from Van Gogh’s cell.

A painting of a scene at night with 11 swirly stars and a bright yellow crescent moon. In the background there are hills, in the middle ground there is a moonlit town with a church that has an elongated steeple, and in the foreground there is the dark green silhouette of a cypress tree.

A seaside sunset –

Strawberry ice-cream clouds

See off wintry thoughts.


© Jackie Le Poidevin