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…