Tag Archives: love poem

Coming Spring – #Tanka

Waterfall with slow shutter speed

A development
To a landmark decision
That affects us both
Winter’s ice melts with a flow
A shift in your heart to love

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

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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.

Thaw – #writephoto

thaw

Photo by Sue Vincent

I watch you from afar
So remote and beautiful
I feel a chill wind
For those who dare approach
But then you smile
And I feel a thaw

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Just time for a very quick poem today… After how long some of my #writephoto posts have been, I bet you are heaving a sigh of relief ;)

This was written for Sue Vincent‘s weekly #writephoto challenge.

 

Trapped – #Tanka #Haibun

woman portrait

Trapped

I seek you out once once more, though perhaps I shouldn’t.  I know I will be caught, caught by your allure.  I try to imagine a world without you abut that such a world would be bleak and barren, a clear difference from your reality.  I approach again.

I can’t pull away
Sucked in by your gravity
There is no escape
All outside is bleak and void
Why do I resist your warmth?

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

 

The Haunting You – #Haibun

dawn-over-swan-pond

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

hollis-barn

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 :)