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…

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…

Silver Linings

what do you see #25 photoprompt: Spingtime holiday this season unlike others now disenchanted yet silver linings bloom all around family before duty Creating deeper bonds with the people in my life is one silver lining I’ve traced around the dark clouds of these recent times. Family, neighbors, friends, bloggers I follow and read. All…

Seeking Safety (A tanka poem)

what do you see photo prompt Bright lights, pitch black tales Neon dreams born from darkness I know you are here hope hiding in the shadows when miracles disappear . Hope is our biggest asset in times of despair. May we not lose sight of it.

Flavored display

Colleen’s tanka challenge This week’s prompt was especially difficult for me because I’d never seen the items in the photo but thank you to willow for encouraging me and enlightening me. And to kitty for the luck. Photo by Padre’s Ramblings . Opal casks of wine succulent with mysteries red and white delights piquant berries…

Left Behind

a butterfly cinquain & tanka humble the life he’d known tilling earth, sowing seeds so much work, so little reward Alone left to see all nature’s beauty sun shining with promise adventure calls life waits where does one find reprieve when their back’s bent from ceaseless labour how does one in life believe when efforts…

Perfect love (A haibun)

colleen’s tanka tuesday, poet’s choice; slow wondering breeze lacing desire in your touch fluttering with dreams He hears the call of love, akin to its inflections of hope as it whispers, immune to intonations of conspiracy in its song, deaf to the risk of treachery in its beat. amorous lover loving too much, quick to…

More than meets the eye

what do you see , Fearless defender Crept from dark woods, in dark times Challenging grim night Golden horn twirled in menace You glow with deadly beauty , Plush maned unicorn a blue eyed chill in your stare beacon to the weak Fireflies flock to your majesty mimicked stars from beyond veiled clouds

Beautiful heartbreak #memoir #poetry

, Red solar eclipse endowed with special beauty A fleeting romance , Now and then I think of all the love i felt Bittersweet memories I do not regret and feelings I cannot forget , Buxom floral girl fragrant with nature’s perfumes frolicking in earth How you nourished my desires then left my heart to…

Love set free #poetry #haiku #tanka

Stormy gray nimbus how you struggle with emotion withholding your love ,, Listen! You can hear it in her midnight sigh a whisper of secrets from her dreams of you Close your eyes and feel it by your side the caress of fingers demanding their due Don’t think, don’t reason, alleviate your mind let soul…

Haunting #tanka #haiku

Sequestered serpent a hiss poisoned with terror ignoring vermin you slither mad with warning emissary to fear , Time’s up! dread o clock a demented silence falls washing away escape

Illusion

what do you see photo prompt Iridescent mask a bright spectrum concealing gloom hiding insecurities Lonely colors dance naked in the wild a kaleidoscope of pretense

Silent night(memoir) #haibun

Silent night A dark starless hour craven owls hoot ominous notes hair stands, goosebumps flare the spirit veil is parted entities of malice breach . These are dangerous times to live in, to love in We have been forbidden and ordered apart I have chosen this night to say goodbye Desperate, we have come to…

Time will tell #tanka

freeverserevolution writing prompt; the puzzle of life guaged by fated ticks and tocks unsolved mystery some crave some dread its passing each outcome for each choice deserved