ideas slither through
bright harlequin leaves fall languidly to the ground undressing the trees sweet summer is over a season of mischief has begun
obituaries weren’t enough, they wanted death certificates signed, sealed, tear stained proof only currency accepted ********** Trying my hand at a more modern Tanka. One of the few poems I’ve written directly about my job, some of my experiences this week were lingering in my mind when I’m came across Dverse’s challenge to experiment with Japanese poetry forms.
when I write poems I want to light a flame singe your edges black roughen you up a little leave glowing embers behind
inhale a deep breath pucker your lips, and exhale your dark desire downy wishes float away caressing the wind
goblets of red wine lull my eyes shut, awakened by the morning’s glow trade a night of revelry for quiet introspection *********** A belated Mardi Gras poem courtesy of today’s prompt from Dverse.
freezing fog gathers spreading a thick coat of ice trailing in its wake sucking warmth from the sun the world is pale, anemic
Sweet notes drift upward Past stained glass, to the ceiling Swirling with incense Leading songs and hymns with grace Not all songbirds need a stage
rainy evening drive up ahead, red and blue lights pulsing through the mist rain drums while traffic stops nervous apprehension builds
Eerie midnight creak Weight shifts slightly, in closet? Faint breathing menace Cleaver raised, bursting through door Just late night paranoia ********* Tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of – 5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables. The first three lines (5/7/5) are the upper phase. This upper stage is where you create an image in your reader’s mind. The last two lines (7/7) of a Tanka poem are called the lower phase. The final two lines should express the poet’s ideas about the image that was created in the three lines above