a fragrant noon breeze
the heady scent of lilacs –
a perfect spring day
then in this cherished moment
the buzz of a bumble bee
For Eugi’s weekly challenge where thd prompt is “Cherish”. To see other entries or to participate go
For Frank’s weekly haikai challenge where the prompt is “Fragrant Breeze”.. To see other entries or to join in go
dVerse Poets where the challenge is 5 line Japanese Poetry. To explore go
here. Frank is hosting.
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It was mid morning on a weekday.
I was working in my garden.
Doing battle, was more like it.
This unruly patch is the only green in this row of yards.
The grape is tangled with the honeysuckle.
Lina’s broom is on a surge for the sun while stiffling the lavendar.
When far away an interrupted cry.
It was the voice of a woman. I could hear the blows landing, and the rebuke with each blow. This, even after she had stopped crying out. A man’s voice, full of rage, blaming her for it all. She refused to give him the satisfaction of crying anymore.
He kept hitting her.
I couldn’t figure out which house this was coming from.
I felt helpless, pissed off and horrified all at once
Then there was a gurgly scream from him
Followed by silence.
For dVerse poets prosery #1, word limit 144 words max and include this line
“…when far away an interrupted cry..”
This prosey contains 140 words..I think.
Stop over and do some reading, or even participate here.
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In the garden, a sweet scent romps with the occasional gust. A small tree that once lived in the shadow of the mulberry, is now rich with scented blooms.
at the heart of the
butterfly’s dance, the sweet scent
of blooms – warm spring day
dVerse poets where it’s quadrille monday and Kim is hosting. The prompt is “Rich”
Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Sweet & Heart
On Garden culture –
Ants are about hauling several times their weight
Bees and butterflies share a flower
Showing no interest in exerting power
Just what have they figured out that we have yet to?
Maybe some day soon it’s something we’ll get up to
dVerse Poets where the host this week is De. The prompt word for this week’s quadrille (a 44 words poem) is
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This rise of incivility, hate mongering, and inhumane acts have settled in. It’s sowing itself into our fabric. I worry it’s a stain not easily removed.
a complex legacy
normalized for too long
bloom with the DNA
of my ancestors
For dVerse Poets Pub where the prompt is “Rise”. Stop by and do some reading or join in
NaPoWriMo Day 22
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Steeped in nature,
Mass flutter of wings
erase trickling rustle
of falling leaves
Sparrows on a lark
on pine branches
Call of the crow pierce
the babble of the creek
Unseen scurry under dried leaves
sends a shiver up my spine –
For dVerse Poets where the poem of choice is the Quadrille (a 44word poem) and theprompt word is ” Steep”.
I don’t know what made me do it
I really didn’t mean to do it
But that look on his face
Not a very happy face
Our eyes met
and before I knew it
A wink brought a smile
to that very surly face
For dVerse Poets where the prompt is: “Wink” for Quadrille Monday and our host is De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo). A Quadrille is a 44 word poem. Stop in for a read or join in the fun!