How to love you (A tanka and a Sonnet)

Colleen’s weekly challenge . Lover’s dream Fueled by mysteries Don’t you know What I feel for you How should I love you Sweet like a morning berry dripping with dew Fragrant like cherry blossoms blooming in spring Such love and such desire, you always bring Mamacita, my soul swoons with you in view And my…

Risk and Reward

What do you see #41 image prompt: Hidden Soul Afraid of this world Blending in Watching dreams go by As fear reigns supreme No risk, no reward But in times such as these Caution we must take For while safety is an illusion Care is its contingency So go forth hidden one Explore your cornucopia…

Artistic Insights #writephoto

Maybe you can show me Maybe then I can know Why my spirit wails Why I feel tired Worn by the trials of this life Why I can’t see the good Without remembering the bad Maybe if you try You can show me who I am Paint me Colour my soul Curve out all emotion…

Burdens of an angel

Made from beauty Bred for perfection Ahh how exquisite an angel gleams! Resplendent in celestial glamour Changing our perceptions of beauty. See her golden wings Her silver corset Her glistening black leather How flawless she is How burdened to comform Made from love Bred for comfort Ahh, how satiating an angel loves! Is it his…

Whispering trees #haibun

For Colleen’s weekly challenge . Tell me Redwood Your secrets gathered over centuries The beauty you’ve seen And the sorrows you’ve weathered Can you show me, old willow How long you have loved And how lonely you have been Each leaflet a tale Each branch a lesson Verdant forest glades Filled with eucalyptus dreams Colour…

A breath and a tear #writephoto

Said the nimbus to the moor- What came first The chicken or the egg Your breath becomes my burden My burden your nourishment Who is mightiest Gathering storm clouds Looming distress and longing Weeping down desire The earth receives and returns True love dancing in the air “Love is the currency for harmony” – six…

Secret Admirer

Is it your smile that dazzles me The softness of your voice that comforts me The light in your eyes scrying my future joys Am I selfish for thinking you are the answer Presumptuous for dreaming you can want me too I’d like to tell you- I’m under your spell I’d like to speak my…

Sequestered Dreams (A Garland Cinquain)

Colleen’s weekly challenge photo prompt: Ashore Dreams lost at sea Woven within secrets Bound by duty, threaded in fear Marooned Yonder Beyond spiked rocks Across the everglades Hope’s meadow blooms resplendent Waiting Unseen Drenched beneath waves A pebbled myriad – paves the way to lush frondescence Disguised High tide Seeking to drown But spraying pearls…

Child in need

Lost forsaken twins Bereaved of loved ones by war Stray, nowhere to go Meals they crave, morsels they get Crying for mother long gone Plagued by pestilence Child born under death’s shadow Never knowing hope Each day his family sleeps Knowing someone will not wake Child in foster care Patronised throughout her life Alone amidst…

Behind the Beauty (An etheree)

Gifted with beauty, cursed with seduction Is it her fault she evokes such lust Is she wrong to wield it and gain To flaunt her ruby red hair Honey sweet lips that tease Tapered waist and hips A classy dame lythe with lies Clever and Sly Vibrant Cursed yet graced What choice to make Envied…