Out There (haiku)

A peaceful blackness
Quiet murmuring giants
The space between stars.

10/17/17

This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Tuesday Challenge: Quiet & Space.

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Undone Dreams (Tanka)

The ghost of lost dreams
Forgotten and abandoned
Hair grows gray and thin
Haunted by deeds gone undone
Time lost, never to return.

10/11/17

This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge No. 54: GHOST & HAUNT.

Reflection (Senryu)

Hollow haunted eyes
Looking back from the mirror
A ghost wrapped in flesh.

10/11/17

This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge No. 54: GHOST & HAUNT.

Shapes in the Mist (Haiku)

A shape in the mist
Distant, ill defined; alone
Shadows in the fog

10/5/17

This was written in response to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 – MIST & SHAPE.

Plato’s Cave (Tanka)

Shapes on the cave wall
Mind-mist, distorted; unreal
Crawl into the light
Eyes adjust to sunlight
Reality seems insane

10/5/17

This was written in response to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 – MIST & SHAPE.

Momentary (Senryu)

A joyful moment
The spirit washes over
The moment passes

9/28/17

This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 52 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: “SPIRIT & JOY”. Happy One Year Anniversary, Colleen!

The Gift (Haiku)

A song on the breeze
Gentle, soothing; organic
Gifted to us all.

9/20/17

This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 51 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: GIFT & SONG.

Your Voice (a Tanka)

To find your true voice
Look within, observe yourself
Behold the pure you.
Ignore judgments from without,
Project your truth to the world.

9/12/17

Written in response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 50 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: VOICE & WATCH, I substituted “observe” for “watch.”

Raven’s Flight (Tanka)

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Soar away, raven
From your master’s hand, away
See the world around
Spy the comings and goings
He awaits your quick return.

9/6/17

This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 49 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Soar & Wait.

If Looks Could Kill (a Tanka)

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Murky dark hallways
Stone statues silently scream
Frozen in granite
Forever held in terror
The Gorgon smiles; turns away

8/30/17

This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 48 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: STONE & TURN

Image is Medusa by Arnold Böcklin (16 October 1827 – 16 January 1901). Found on Wikimedia Commons.