Love’s bane #Haibun

Colleen’s weekly challenge. Love’s bane. If you have to look, you will never see If you have seen, you need only to look. Dark sinister night Bullfrogs croak and crickets chirp Prequels to silence Your heartbeat flutters I can feel it in the dark My subconscious is attuned to its rhythm All those nights we’ve…

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…

Nature’s Avenger

What do you see #37 Slumbering Gaia Your daughter takes nature’s reigns Goddess of Vengeance Mother weakens and so she descends Beautiful as the blood moon Terrible as a curse Her face adorned in flaring gems of starlight Her eyes red as wrath Veined purple with retribution She comes to punish man’s impudence His blithe…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Fantasy #haikai (poetry and prose)

Colleen’s weekly challenge : Haibun Fantasy. The breeze-less flutter of her floral dress enchants me. It’s woven in magical efflorescent silks from the Northern spiders. She shimmers before me as twittering birds flock to her beauty, serenading the air with accoustic wonders. In my dreams she’s always there but never mine. A concubine of fantasy,…

Cravings and longings (collaboration post)

Aishwarya of kittyverses and I teamed up to write this collaborated post. I really enjoy her blog and I’m lucky to be writing with her. Please check out her blog here I hope you enjoy this post. Kitty, as I call her did the poetry in bold italics and I the prose in normal case,…