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Rapidly Cooling #senryu

Wake in hope
Last night was perfect
You are gone

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This was written for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge.  This week the theme was “The Day After”.  I chose a senryu, which is like a haiku but is a more personal poem which can be about love and often contains irony.  I chose the 3/5/3 format.

Lover’s Moon #Senryu

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Image Credit: © Ritu Bhathal

My heart yearns for you
While the Lover’s Moon hangs high
You don’t answer me

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I’m obsessed
Lover’s Moon hangs high
No answers

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Passion
Lover’s Moon
Alone

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This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge.  Being the third Tuesday, an image was our prompt.  The image was provided by Ritu Bhathal.  I chose a Senryu, and tried in all three formats – 5/7/5; 3/5/3; 2/3/2. Continue reading

A Change in the Weather #Haibun #Senrya

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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