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The Haunting You – #Haibun

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The Haunting You

I feel the past as a ghost, insubstantial yet always there.  I sometimes strive to remember, at other times I ache to forget.   A sight, sound or scent can make me recall the smallest detail from my most distant past as if it where happening, yet I know it’s not real.  It is gone, the past.  Right now, whichever memories I might need to cherish, there is one that is the strongest.  I turn out the lights and remember.

When my eyes are shut
Your image floats before me
Ghost of a whisper
I am haunted by your face

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The Clear Light of You – #Haibun #Tanka

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The Clear Light of You

I am walking through a misty wood, lost without a path.  I stumble forward, looking for a beam of light, looking for you.  Is that shape in front of me, that shadow, a person?  Is it walking towards me?  Will it emerge so I can see?  Can that shape be you?  But no, there is a swirl and it dissolves.  I am once again alone in the fog.

We think we can see
In Plato’s land of shadow
And know each other
In the end it’s not there
It is only illusion

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Light and Shadow – #tanka

Eclipse shadows

Shadow on your heart
Shattered, broken, dark with pain
Whirlpool pulls you down
Love offers you a spotlight
Highlights your inner beauty

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Written for Colleen’s Weekly poetry challenge.

The words this week were “Light” and “Shadow”, but I cheated a smidgen and used the words “spotlight” and “Highlights”.  I’m sure the Tanka Police won’t come after me ;)

And for the heck of it, I used a picture of light and shadow – a projection of the eclipsing sun seen through multiple pinholes in a piece of paper.  I think they look almost like hearts.  Or perhaps like falling tears….  Ok, ok, knowing a major theme of my blog, I’ll say they look like smiles :)

The Storm Rolls In

Storm-Clouds

Where have you gone?
The clouds roll in
I haven’t seen you
It begins to rain
It’s been too long
The wind does howl
You didn’t say ‘goodbye’
A lightning bolt
Where have you gone?
The sun goes dark

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Don’t read too much into this – I wanted to write a poem that fit with these photos ;)  A storm moved through last night.  As it came in, I took these pictures.

Hot

 

Sunset

Sweaty, sticky and hot
The temperature’s rising
Ready or not

Steamy, a feverish air
I’m burning up
Doesn’t seem fair

Is it the weather
Or are you to blame?
Didn’t notice the heat
‘Til I saw your flame

Sweaty, sticky, not cool
A flush on my face
And I feel a fool

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It is hot today.  Very hot.  It was hot yesterday.  Very hot.  I’m talking 98F or 37C hot.  So I decided to write a hot weather poem.

Or did I? ;)