the transparent forest
anything but bleak
season of lace-veiled slumber
secrets of summer
revealed, now dormant nests
and far-off mountain vistas
a backdrop for dreams
beauty in simplicity
where sky’s the limit
don’t sleep too soundly
there is so much to be gleaned
wisdom to ponder
when darkness overtakes us
frost bends the light like crystal
A tanka-haiku-tanka for the season.
Category Archives: Haiku
in the shadows hid
a cricket crooning loudly
driving me insane
Na/GloPoWriMo2022 -Day 12 Prompt: write a poem about a very small thing.
you’ve been so silent
fill my head with sweet nothings
to pour on the page
you’ve been too busy
there is no room in your head
the page, left wanting
Still playing catch up. Today’s letters give a clue as to why! For NaPoWriMo 2021 Day 11 Prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a two-part poem, in the form of an exchange of letters. The first stanza (or part) should be in the form of a letter that you write either to yourself or to a famous fictional or historical person. The second part should be the letter you receive in response. These can be as short or long as you like, in the form of prose poems, or with line breaks – and of course, the subject matter of the letters is totally up to you.
yippee! it’s spring!
when fleas make dogs itch
and pollen makes people sneeze
welcome to bloomin’ springtime
days of rain, incessant raining
spring is sprouting and i’m annoyed,
birdsong, bee-buzz, peepers, the noise
muddy mess, yes, i’m complaining
missing sleep from daylight saving
a favorite season for some folk
i’m not impressed and that’s no joke
wake me up when summer’s over
i’m averse to heat and clover
ignore me as i bloat and choke!
people were asleep
when tragedy erupted
no rest to be found
for the woke, yet another cause
to engage the masses, stir hearts
invite others to do their part
the irony of it not lost
on those who paid the heavy cost
misfortune used by profiteers
will fill their pockets spreading fear
so champions with motives pure
are swallowed in the noise, obscured
the reason for their angst, not clear
let them take the streets
break out the crazies near and far
to disturb the peace
For Ronovan’s Challenges this week, a few Haiku, prompt words Comfort & Erupt, and a Décima, prompt word Cause - A-Line Rhyme.
THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:
1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
2. 8 syllables per line.
3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.