are a gardener’s cachet
but Gaia’s first blooms
burst through concrete, cling to walls
vagabonds in dapper hues
A Tanka for Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge using synonyms only of the prompt words, Grow: bloom, burst, cultivate & Honor: cachet.
sucked into oblivion
swan song of a star
For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge inspired by the prompt words: Star and Bloom.
The Kissiae, or “wood nymphs”, are the many daughters of The Oak Father. They dwell on Aies Mara and Fae Mara as spirits and guardians of the woods of the realms. Where a Kissiae dwells, life flourishes and blooms. It is said that Kissiae also have powerful healing magics that can bring back even those found on the brink of death. Although, only a very few know the truth of this, as Kissiae are rarely ever seen by mortals. In fact, they are so rare as to be thought of as only a myth or oldwives tale by most the peoples of the world.
But those of the woodlands know the truth of their existence. Many Shifters, Elves, and Eladrin have spotted the form of a beautiful woman dancing in the rays of the sun shining through the tree branches above, or felt the presence of someone watching over them as they traversed deep in the forest. And no one alive knows the truth and realness of the Kissiae more than The Oak Father’s order of druids who, after making an oath of celibacy, are blessed with the gift of bedding a Kissiae once upon every anniversary of their initiation to the faith. The daughters of the wood are also the lovers of those most dedicated to protecting her.”
On the wing
Roots surge red hot
Blooms burst yellow, pink, lavender, light blue
Fragrant sweetness swirls faintly on the wind
kat ~ 5 March 2016
A Double Tetractys – A 10-Line Poem with the Syllable Sequence: 1-2-3-4-10-10-4-3-2-1