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Pink Shells – A Haiku

songs of the conch shell
echo from her pearl pink pith
ocean rhapsody


For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge, prompt words: Pink & Shell. Original photo by merkure at Pixabay.com, digitally enhanced by Kat Myrman.

Her Eulogy


She was the kind of girl who lit up a room. Not in a flashy over the top sort of way. She had a calming presence, but it was more than that. Grace perhaps? It was something special, hard to describe. I remember the first time I saw her sitting along the far edge of a room full of boisterous people, heavy into schmoozing.  She was deep in conversation with our host’s Labrador Retriever. Otis was his name I think. And Otis, well, he hung on her every word, just as I drank in her every move, breathless.

I underestimated her that first meeting, you know. Of course I made it a point to get to know her better. Wouldn’t you? She opened herself to me like an ocean, given to tidal swells of emotion, teeming with life just under the surface, fierce yet healing. I hadn’t expected to find a wild spirit beneath her calm demeanor, but it endeared her to me even more. Over the years I learned about wild things. Only one so confident, comfortable in their own skin can exude such grace. Only one so free could dance through the layers of suffering and cross over into death…and in so doing, teach us all…teach me, what it is to live.

light fading, flicker
death swept you away too soon
how graceful you were
dancing with death, like lovers,
your final breath seizing mine

For Colleen Cheseboro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge inspired by the words: Calm and Wild. Today’s offering, a Haibun/Tanka. I have only recently discovered this form and I’m really enjoying idea of marrying poetry and prose. Peace and Grace Everyone! ❤


irate is the word
most comes to mind, not amusing,
your witless drivel


For Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge, prompt words: Irate & Amuse.

Sheol’s Depths

from Sheol’s dark depths
the sweat and tears of cursed souls
filled to brim longing


For TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge, prompt words Depth and Fill, inspired by TJ’s photo above. A Haiku Hub Event.


‘midst these gilded halls
lovers danced to strings and lutes
their dreams frail as dust

those who dream dance on
promenades of hopeful bliss
though the music ends


For TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge inspired by the photo by our host above and the prompt words: Dream & Dance.

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