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…

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…

Untamed Desires

Sometimes I lie in bed and think of you The night we met and the passions we shared The rhythm of your motion, the lust induced The way you swayed, I almost despaired Golden swan in night Stars watch with silvered desire You sparkle beneath That look in your eyes as I asked you to…

Hidden Pleasure

Delicious Secrets Spiced in guilt, seasoned with bliss To tell is to spoil It finds you in a moment of peace When your guard is down and nothing but you exists Like a flash of lightning, it’s brief as a glimpse And yet it lingers, an imprint upon your mind How you savour this memory!…

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…

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…

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…

8 Trees I’d want in my garden

Hi guys, I bring cheer and tranquility with me in this piece. I walked out to a nearby open space in the neighborhood and got inspired to write this tree post. While here, I thought of the trees I’d love to have in my fantasy garden. So I came up with these. I also included…