Last Thursday a haiku of mine was featured at Freeverse Revolution. It’s a new one I haven’t posted here, so give it and some of the other great poetry over there a read!
faint shapes and shadows the world is a watermark becoming a stain
flowers damp with dew briefly brilliant, then fading with the rising sun
nightly drafts nip me I want to be warm again at peace in the dark
when she felt cold pricks slowly trace her spine, she knew he found her again
Bare hungry trees Tangle up the grey sky Reaching for more
I often scroll through Pinterest for inspiration while working on my poetry. During one search for new ideas, the above image caught my attention immediately, and the phrase “play your bones like a xylophone” popped into my head. Determined to use it in a poem, I tried it out in a quick senryu: Senryu 55 tonight I will dream about playing your bones like a xylophone I liked it, but it felt a little incomplete. I decided to try it in an elfchen next. Bone Xylophone I’m dreaming about playing your bones like a xylophone tonight feverishly I liked this version better, but since I was having fun experimenting, I wrote a third poem in the form of a triolet. Playing your bones tonight I’m dreaming about playing your bones like a xylophone your vertebrae jingling tonight I’m dreaming diabolically scheming carving your tombstone tonight I’m dreaming about playing your bones like a xylophone So far this version is my favorite, but I’m curious to see how many more I can come up with using …
the morning shimmer holding the world silent, still in its ghostly grip
anxiously waiting tension building, danger lurks screams cut through the night ****** My own photo taken at Scarrigan Farms in Mooresville, NC. Would highly recommend if you are ever in the area!