Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cor van den Heuvel's Poetry

Carpe Diem Special #177 Cor van den Heuvel's "a tide pool", three favorite haiku

Cor van den Heuvel's Haiku

a drop of water
floats by the canoe
on a curled leaf

neon puddles
in front of the waterfront bar
sound of a blues 

on the bathroom hamper
morning sunlight fills the sails
of a toy boat

the rusted paperclip
has stained my old poem
wind in the eaves


After reading Cor van den Heuve's poetry I had a hard time choosing favorites.  I choose the poems above for how they capture the simplicity of everyday life and wrap it in beauty.  All yesterday evening I thought about ordinary things and finding that spark of interest.  So today, I have been on a roll and written over 30 poems, mostly haiku.  ( Don’t worry Hamish I will not post them all here, besides I don't want to be in competition with Cor van den Heuvel's wonderful poems.)

my old poem found-
yellowed paper creased and worn
memories and ink fade

through the curtain
afternoon sunlight flowers
damp laundry


  1. creased and worn
    memories and ink fade

    An old poem may be all of those, but it is still a record of one's ability and talents.That is rewarding not just a consolation!


    1. So true. But there always seems to be one crucial word I can't read or remember when I find scraps of my poems.

  2. That is so beautiful.....Dolores....:)