I ask a favor;
You’ll receive my gratitude.
On this paper sheet:
Your signature or your brains,
An offer you can’t refuse.
The fair fay kingdom
Otherside of the West Wind
Inside the mirror
Enchanted and eternal
Ageless monarch; Faerie Queen.
This tanka is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 38 – FAIRY & MAGIC. Note: I substituted “enchanted” for “magic” and used the Old French form “Faerie” for “fairy.”
Through the smokey veil
Timber burning black
This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 37 – SMOKE & VEIL
Oh, Sophia Shekinah,
Maternal dwelling of the Logos.
From the crown of creation without end,
Wisdom, Understanding: Knowledge.
Understanding wisdom is knowing
That you know nothing.
Shekinah (Hebrew:שכינה ) – Pronounced Sha-kee-nah. Literally “dwelling.” A Rabbinic term for the presence of God, held by some to be the feminine attribute of God. See more here.
Sefirah (Hebrew: סְפִירָה ) – Pronounced Se-fir-ah. Literally “emanation.” A term from Kabbalah. See more here.
Logos (ancient Greek λόγος) – Pronounced “low-gose,” which has been used as a term in Philosophy and Theology since the time of Heraclitus. See more here. I’ve written about the Logos previously.
Pleased to be alive
Gardening in the hot sun
Grieving not its end.
This senryu (aka a “human haiku”) is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 36 – HAPPY & SAD. I subsituted the synonyms “Pleased” and “Grieving” for “Happy” and “Sad”
In the chasm between dreams and reality
Falls pain and disappointment,
Bridged by madness and hope,
Holding off the suffocating
Black blanket of eternal night.