What Lies Within #haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge . What lies within It is said that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder But I’ve come to see that if you look close enough You can find beauty almost anywhere. I’ve come to find that if you love dispassionately, Like the benevolent rain that falls upon all beneath it…

Letting go

what do you see #36 . Silence stalked us It slithered in our wake Ahiss with menace Jane shifted uneasily as we set up the equipment Her expression foreboding, I could feel it too A presence that skulked in the shadows Gripping that room in a vice-like stillness Our very breathing, an intrusion But we’d…

Who Am I? #haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge From lore to legend Through fables and myths construed I’ve endured it all Is it true I’m dark as sin Noir and deep as emotion So much has been said about who I am. So little of who I truly am remains. In the middle ages, it was said that I was…

Forgotten Dreams

What is a broken dream Where does hope go when it leaves a wary soul When sparks of happiness flicker and fade amidst despair If only we could see across the astroplane Into the world of forgotten dreams If only we could witness their virtue and wonder The beauty they bring to the forlorn realm…

The Power of Imagination (A Crown Cinquain)

Colleen’s weekly challenge, what do you see photo prompt, Listen Can you hear it An echo from the past Mysteries lost within fossils Untold Observe Use the mind’s eye Release your inner child And see the world that used to be Explore Whisper and be agile- whilst in this great big world For giants reigned,…

The Price of War #haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge Hope wonders alone A tiny speck overlooked Innocence besieged She trudges along shores of despondency Across a skyline of death and destruction Where atrocious bombs fall like hail amidst the pelting rain of bullets And the waters lap at her feet, stained red with the blood of her kin She clings onto…

Seeking what is found

What do you see #32 photo prompt: Memories of us lie splayed before me As my body tingles and my pulse quickens Even now I feel the ghost of your embrace My mind falling down a chasm of carnality, Reminiscing upon the salted taste of your moist skin beneath silken Roman sheets and the red…

Loving Alone

Colleen’s weekly challenge – theme prompt: How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world ~William Shakespeare, The merchant of Venice~ mournful little star amidst these cold hearted flecks forsaken to strife you drip with lachrymose pleas beseeching indifference persistent love light the lost, flock to your…

Hidden Heart

What do you see photo prompt: Fog and mist shroud the warmth within your soul chilled with icy retorts and rejection Darkness cloaks your fragile heart filled with shadowed thoughts and faults Trees grow tall with tales, scarred Rooted in memory All these, protect Your lonely Wary Soul Only those that truly desire you, find…

Man Vs Nature #haibun

Colleen’s challenge photo prompt Spy in the thickets camouflaged behind that lens incessant voyeur filming death’s emissary Upclose, flirting with danger Wildlife extraordinaire, Balaji Malliswamy, pit his revered arsenal of filming skills against the apex predator of the deep. Hiding in the vicinity of the mother gator’s burrow, surveilling her every move. But unbeknownst to…

The Call

what do you see photo prompt The world lies just beyond that old mother tree Vast and full of mystery Its sirene call to adventure burns her so And yet fear of the unknown tells her no One step is all it takes One step she cannot make heavy and laden with uncertainty Yet laced…

Calm in Chaos

Colleen’s weekly challenge Trees creaked and cracked in the howling wind And still I was drawn to the eye of that mysterious storm Called by a sweet mellifluous tune within Amidst all the chaos and havoc I found tranquility As my metamorphosis began May we find the calm within the storm and ride it to…

Song of freedom

#whatdoyousee Sweetness The tune of freedom It plays like silk upon her delicate curves In his veins it oozes like magma, inflaming every sinew and searing each nerve Is it sunset For she has waited long enough denied of twilit pleasures and revels in the night Is it sunrise For the memory of her, burns…

Starlight #haibun #poetry

Starlight sparkles brightest on the darkest of nights For beauty is in all things, in the most unlikely of places Within the epicenter of every soul lies an oasis awaiting its bloom Quintessence of souls Life’s scars shroud you in darkness Shelter or prison Trauma thickens foliage all round enclosing the soul in shields of…

The Day After

Colleen’s weekly challenge :THEME PROMPT The portends align the right place at the right time destiny’s favour She glides towards me Silken words slither from quaint lips lithe cravings and voluptuous desires Seduction smothers us in its lure As we yield to emotions unheeded and untamed Bright sun and full moon Passion and intimacy We…