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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.

Spring Flower – #Haiku

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Magical allure
Marking the passing season
Spell warms the moment

A beautiful grace
Fragile day made visible
Braving winter’s breath

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

Since they are so small, I decided to do two ;)

Spring seems to be here at last!  But the photos are from last year.

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It Will Come, It Will Come… – #haibun #haiku

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It Will Come

The wind bites my face.  I shuffle on, glancing up when the weather allows.  A blanket of white is drowning the land.  The calendar is playing tricks, mocking us with one blizzard after another while my Facebook shows me reminders of the flowers I saw on this day in the past.  I know, I need a little self-control and wait it out.  The lush plant life will return, recreating the landscape around me.  A strong gust makes me duck my head again.  I am not sure if I will preserver.

The world born again
Endurance over winter
Bloom to emerald

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

We are having our third Nor’easter in two weeks.  This one will be the biggest, with well over a foot for snow.  The weather forecast shows some of the coldest weather of the year coming later this week and another snow storm next week.  Every day for the last week there have been pictures coming up on Facebook reminding me that by this time every other year we’ve had flowers.  I want winter to be over!

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….