Carpe Diem Special *Tomas Tranströmer’s “a mother of stone“*

This week’ s inspiration on Carpe Diem Special is a haiku, written by Tomas Tranströmer while he worked in Hällby Youth Prison (1959):

* * *
Night—a twelve-wheeler
goes by making the dreams of
the inmates shiver

* * *
The boy drinks his milk
and sleeps cozy in his cell,
a mother of stone

* * *

Our host Chèvrefeuille has combined “Carpe Diem Special” challenge with another one – “Romancing the haiku”, making our task this time a bit more difficult. Here’ s my attempt to complete it – to write a romantic haiku, staying close to the mood and spirit of T.Tranströmer’ s:

* * *
entwined in moonlight
running fingers through her hair
-dreams behind bars

* * *

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

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