Caught in the gray. A haiku and senryu garland

Caught in the gray. A haiku and senryu garland

my table is yours
this dream grows bigger when shared
the meal is better

Oh winter’s sunrise
you once taught the secrets of warmth
when love held plenty

Cyclical seasons
why won’t life spin as you do
to bring my love back

In the cold between
I cling to your phantom warmth
within our gray scarf

Oh winter’s sunset
replay our intimate times
thaw my loneliness

Linger in the gray
where transcient souls are moulded

I’m on a haiku spree. I hope you enjoy these next ones that I wrote on twitter yesterday.

Hope you enjoy. Don’t forget to follow me if you are on twitter. I have shorter writing I post there.

Blessed day and happy thanksgiving.

Posted in Fantasy and Adventure, Life and Awareness, Syllabic poetry, weekly challenges

The Badger in the Picture #micropoetry

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Hey everyone,
It’s a Saturday and I’m indulging in a poetic form I haven’t written in a while: the badger hexastich. It is a short syllabic poem (details at the end)
I did a series of them, each accompanying an image I’ve been meaning to write for.
All seven of these badgers form one single poem. I hope you enjoy.

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these mirrored depths
Reflections of my soul
demand I acknowledge
darkness and light
are one

uncharted ways
rewards lurk in shadow
awaiting softer lights
judgement is not

bright mountain peaks
the night will come in haste
Stars belong to darkness
yet still they shine
they thrive

She bleeds
a trail of pain
the path to weeping soul
for thee who takes her whole
even when unwhole
She waits

Oh Soul
imprisoned soul
This void is unending
Our hope has abandoned
Our joy is gone
It’s time

Won’t you
see what I see
This myriad of dreams
A path to redemption
The way to healing
calls us

Dear Soul
Step in the light
where day reveals beauty
and night is sure to come
ease your despair

As promised, a badger hexastich is a syllabic poem with (2/4/6/6//4/2) count.

Hope you enjoy. Looking forward to your thoughts…

Oh, this is also for Eugi’s moonwashed challenge. Her prompt is one of those seven. Follow this link to join in.

Stay safe, Stay loving

Savannah love #kouta #poetry

Oh this land of loving sun!
where light wakes in song
and dancers bewitch shy moons
Sweet Savannah love

Aiyeee Aiyeee! we bellow
This need cannot hide
When love sings upon the wind
Lions sleep that night

The grass whispers our yearning
Secrets in the glade
The leopard won’t change its spots
So too our promise
of true Savannah love!


For #TankaTuesday this week, we were given a specific form chosen by Reena. The Kouta’s themes reflect ordinary life and often use colloquialisms and onomatopoeia. The most popular are love songs.

Kouta is a Japanese syllabic form perfect for traditional or hometown/village poetry. I hope you enjoy. Follow the tankatuesday link above to see the guidelines for writing it. Looking forward to your thoughts.

Stay safe, stay loving.