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It is the Lusty Month of May with a #haiku and a #tanka

House Finch

House Finch

Whistle nature’s song
Delight and praise for the spring
Feathered choir performs

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Cardinal

Cardinal

The sun warms my blood
My heart beats an earthy tune
My soul hums your name
We celebrate the season
A hymn of praise for spring’s love

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Sing” and “Celebrate”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

This week I decided to do two.  They’re small ;)

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Two for Tanka Tuesday 4/24/2018 #tanka

Fog over the pond

Magic in your eyes
Cast a spell to transform me
Mold me to your whim
Harden the abstract concept
You entice me to pleasure

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I am your shadow
Captivated by sorrow
A frame for darkness
I carve your form in my mind
Wishing to fill it with light

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Enchant” and “Shape”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

This week I decided to do two.  They’re small ;)

Two for Tanka Tuesday #tanka

rose

Wake from winter’s sleep
Been taking life too easy
Collecting my thoughts
Time to leave this comfy place
Pick up the pieces of life

The touch of your hand
The look from your gentle eyes
The sound of your voice
My life’s drive is to capture
Memories of your essence

This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Gather” and “Soft”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

This week I decided to do two.

Raging Storm – #Haibun

Snow Flower

Ignorant in bliss
Struck by a blizzard of doubt
The storm rages on
A word can stop the frenzy
Calm my mind back to delight

This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Joy” and “Fury”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

A fourth Nor’easter in the last three weeks is predicted.  I’m wondering when March will start “lambing up” since it has certainly been lioning all month!

Note 2 – The photo at the top was from an October snowstorm that left over 3 feet (1 meter) of heavy snow back about a decade ago.  The flowers were still in bloom…

With Zest and Intelligence – #tanka

West Dennis Beach, Halloween

Brilliance of your heart
Your strength is known to the world 
With wit and wisdom
I’m pulled by your radiance
You have power over me

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Energy” and “Knowledge”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.

I wanted to use zest and zeal, but could fit them in….

Unearthly – #Tanks #Haibun

woman portrait

Unearthly

I stop.  I don’t mean to stare, but the apparition that’s you holds me spellbound in its unearthly beauty.  You smile and say my name.  I smile back, but my insides turn the jelly.  Are you real?

Goddess come to life
Straight from the ancient stories
You mesmerize me
You seem more legend than flesh
Born of pen, not woman

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  The key words today were “Myth” and “Write”.  Following her suggestion, I didn’t use the words, I used only synonyms.