All posts tagged: other poetry

Blazing Beams

I’m used to pale amber rays tinting my morning Today they were a bold tangerine staining the world Some would squint at the blazing beams shining down Or lament the light leaving shimmering in the rear view But I soaked in those brief brilliant rays as they pushed me forward

The Birds Are Still

A cry rings out, loud and shrill Rustling, was that feathers? Shadows shift, the birds are still Bitter taste, another pill Thin assurance, it’s just the weather A cry rings out, loud and shrill Claws scratching, on my window sill Barricade the door, for good measure Shadows shift, the birds are still Threading sheets through bars gives me a thrill The doorknob rattles, expressing it’s displeasure A cry rings out, loud and shrill They want to pick me apart, against my will Bang bang, the door cracks under pressure Shadows shift, the birds are still Muscles tense, poised to kill Beak and skin clash together A cry rings out, loud and shrill Shadows shift, the birds are still ******** Just added this villanelle to Dverse’s open link night! Be sure to visit them for more great poetry.

Moonrise (triolet)

When the moon glows before the sun sets And the scent of honeysuckle hangs in the air Artemis appears as a wispy silhouette When the moon glows before the sun sets Her perfect aim can fill a man with arrows of regret Protector of all maidens fair When the moon glows before the sun sets And the scent of honeysuckle hangs in the air

Lai Poem

of goddess three the wisest is me the moon rising up, you’ll see the dead walking free immune weaving tree to tree only I won’t flee attuned   ********* The latest form challenge at Dverse is a Lai poem, which follows the below syllable and rhyme scheme. Coming up with two syllable lines was quite a challenge! (a) (Five syllables) (a) (Five syllables) (b) (Two syllables) (a) (Five syllables) (a) (Five syllables) (b) (two syllables (a) (Five syllables) (a) (Five syllables) (b) (Two syllables)

Abecedarian Poem 1

A Feline’s Tuesday Afternoon a black cat deftly eating flies gnats hornets in jumps keeping luring mice near opening pouncing quick running spilling tucked under vanquished with x’s yummy zzzz’s ************* Day 19 of NaPoWriMo challenged poets to write an abecedarian poem, in which there are 26 words in alphabetical order. I might’ve copped out a little at the end, but I had fun writing it!

Cascade Poem 2

dark smoke gathers hoof steps thump the ground stone angels weep   the ground glows red before me sparks fly into the night dark smoke gathers   a long exhale fans my cheek a guttural snort rumbles in my ear hoofsteps thump the ground   long horns spiral into the night black eyes meet my gaze stone angels weep   ******************************* Day 13 of NaPoWriMo challenged poets to write something spooky and  mysterious, and this non-rhyming cascade poem was my contribution.