Out of the Darkness (a Tanka)

Weighed down in the mire
Wandering around in the dark
Waiting to be saved
And led out into the light,
But you’re your only savior.

5/2/17

This Tanka is in response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 32 – LEAD & SAVE

Its Getting Darker (a Ghazal)

The sun fades into night, its getting darker.
Someone turned out the light, its getting darker.

Facts become opinions become lies,
You know its not right, its getting darker.

Fear, paranoia; propaganda rule the day,
Riots they incite, its getting darker.

Slave pitted against slave,
Much to master’s delight, its getting darker.

Everything ends; nothing lasts
Sinking like sunlight, its getting darker.

You’re tilting at windmills, John,
And still you write: Its Getting Darker.

4/20/17

This is my first attempt at a Ghazal.

Poem #21 for National Poetry Writing Month (aka #NaPoWriMo)

Leonard (a Haiku)

Birds on a wire
A murder of crows in flight
Its getting darker

4/17/17

Poem #18 for National Poetry Writing Month (aka #NaPoWriMo)

Reflected Light

Sunlight reflects off the Moon,
Making her glow in the dark of the night.
Moonlight sparkles diamonds on the water,
Flickering lights in her eyes,
Walking romantic on the beach.

3/28/17

Sunlight (Haiku)

Sunlight creates life
Life starts and ends in darkness
Everything born dies

3/27/17

This Haiku is in response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 27 – “Light & Dark”

This may actually be considered more of a Senryu than a Haiku, but I’m calling it a Haiku for now.

Casting Shadows (Tanka)

Light banishes dark
Casting shadows on the floor
Creating darkness
The light dims, the shadows grow
Darkness banishes the light.

3-27-17

This Tanka is in response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 27 – “Light & Dark”