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Haunted By Your Spell #Etheree #DoubleEtheree

woman portrait

Curse
I freeze
Bedeviled
You fill my mind
Pervade my thinking
Your essence follows me
At home and at my hangouts
A season full of bewitchment
Your magic worked with a single word
Leaving me flabbergasted and adrift
Some say I am under your enchantment
That I am entrapped in to your quicksand
My soul is conjured to your whim
You affect my every thought
You ensnare my very mind
I feel it is more
The meaning clear
Not magic
Simple
Love

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So I went a different direction than you thought ;)

Written for Colleen’s Poetry challenge.  Each week she gives us two keywords, only we must use synonyms only, not the words themselves.  The words this week are “Haunt” and “Spell“.  This week I decided to do a Double Etheree.  I tried to use these words multiple times, with different meanings.

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When the Force is With Me – #Haibun #Tanka

Swan

When the Force is With Me

I feel the eyes upon me and smile.  I know that I will soon see your sign, that you were really there, thinking of me.  Perhaps in a day or two we will pass a few words, just to make concrete what we instinctively knew, that our thoughts had once again crossed, that somehow our spirits had touched in a spark, though we are far apart.  But that is still in the future and will resolve itself in time.  For now I am content to feel the weight of your mind’s eye on my shoulders and smile, hoping you can feel my sunshine in return.

I can feel your fire
And sense your vitality
Burning from afar
Why do I see you, my dear
From the far side of the world?

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Written for Colleen’s Poetry challenge.  Each week she gives us two keywords, only we must use synonyms only, not the words themselves.  This week the words were Vitality and Energy.  To me this is an added challenge since the meaning of these two words overlap so much.  Can you tell which words I used for each of these key words?

A Change in the Weather #Haibun #Senrya

hydrengea

So blue and cranky
Some cold in the summer heat
Miss your joyous face

A gloomy forecast
Skies a melancholy grey
Hope for upbeat news

There is a change in the weather of my soul.  A high pressure is replaced by a low.  The outlook is a bit pessimistic, but with your sun away, what can I say, I’m feeling down.  Can I hope for a new front that’s a bit more upbeat?  Will your merry eyes and joyous smile once more show up on my RADAR?  I hope to dance in the rain in delight, when that rainbow that’s you is back in sight. Continue reading

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 ;)

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…