Two Haiku Inspired by Kerouac

My response to Carpe Diem Utabukuro #13 “a balloon caught” by Jack Kerouac

I found it so hard to choose, I have been inspired by two favourite Kerouac haiku:


The bottoms of my shoes
are clean
from walking in the rain.

© Jack Kerouac


My shoes leave imprints

on the kitchen floor, tracking

joy of summer rain.

© Kim M. Russell, 2016


Glow worm
sleeping on this flower –
your light’s on.

© Jack Kerouac


Glow worms in the night,

minuscule constellations,

otherworldly light.

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

glow worm

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8 thoughts on “Two Haiku Inspired by Kerouac

    1. Thank you! I’ve just got back from visiting my mum who is in a care home for dementia. It’s a six and a half hour round trip and I’m exhausted. What a lovely comment to come home to 😊

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