At our first autumn gathering around the firepit the air is crisp. It is clear change is afoot in more ways than one.
The conversation is at once silly and heartfelt, as it can sometimes be among friends. Everyone just needs a break from all the turmoil.
My gaze move between the flicker of the flames, and the moon.
in the night sky
on this autumn night
the moon wears a mask
of drifting clouds
it comes, and it goes.
For Colleen’s a weekly Tanka Tuesday where the prompt this week is the theme “Night Sky” a Gogyohka Haibun, sorta. To read or to participate go here.
refuses to be hemmed in
nothing is even
in its wake
A Gogyohka for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge where the prompt are synonyms for the words Circled & Squared
These were my choices:-
Circled – Hemmed in
Squared – Not even
Stop by and do some reading or participate here
morning dew sparkle on blades of grass
wild bunny rabbits
and bouncy baby squirrels
dart across the open meadow –
the magic of morning revelry
A Gogyohka for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Magic”.
To read more about it or participate go here
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Magic” July 27, 2020
as captive of time and nature
eyes nudged open
to this new dawn in the strife of life –
as we move through time,
I breathe – you breathe
A Gogyohka for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday. A theme prompt in the words of Longfellow:-
“…In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!…”
“…Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time…”
From his poem
A Psalm of Life
Here is a link to the full poem.
unlikely voices sharing
balls up off the floor, somewhat
are we on the verge
of getting the emperor clothed!
a sliver of light
For Ronovan Writes Haiku where the prompt is Share & Voice
this angry spillage
this unyielding storm,
with new voices
will this be a cleansing?
it is time, it is time!
For Frank Tassone Weekly Challenge where the prompt is “Justice”. To read further and see other entries go here
Justice for George Floyd whose life was snuffed out by the Minneapolis police by kneeling on his neck, for over 8 minutes, until he was dead, in plain sight!!
this cloud, generations old
cavalier cruelty has me bawling again
in search of air I walk to the park
no sign of the sun
yet, a toddler chases butterflies
In response to the theme this week over at Colleen’s for Tanka Tuesday is a quote offered by Merril
“How fare that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
– William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice.
To read more about the challenge or to participate go here
Also linked to OLN Open Link Night over at dVerse Poet’s Pub where Grace is hosting. Go have a look see here
the energy of the city
takes an ominous turn
to the trenches of the hospitals
the staff does battle with an insidious enemy – courage reins
For Eugi’s Weekly Challenge where the word is ” Courage”
at the whim
of the morning breeze
a spider web billows –
For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday the prompt is to use synonyms for IDEA & FANCY.
I used DESIGN & WHIM
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driveways are full
the streets are empty
days of never ending sundays –
a siren’s wail pokes the eerie quiet