Shout out self worth.
Open and safe and free for all –
Pic courtesy of https://twitter.com/scottdurairaj/status/833692383401406464
Sour tasting words expounded,
Sweet saccharine sounds;
A melody of chaffing rhetoric,
Holding you, tightly bound. Continue reading
It has been a while since I’ve participated in Ronovan’s haiku challenge. What a great way to celebrate poetry.
Here is my attempt for the challenge words Air and Lantern:
Shapeless serpent breathes,
Blowing hope, up and away –
Lighting the darkness.
If you’d like to try your hand at a haiku, here are Ronovan’s helpful tips:
Have a go.
Foraging for the purpose, the point
of our desire. Quenched so quickly,
Yes, the yearning holds more fire.
Such heat! Doesn’t it defeat the purpose,
The target, the goal of consummation? Sweet soul eaten like dessert, no hesitation.
A dire, empty bowl scraped – now inert. Serene is the tongue holding that lingering flavour.
Is it the yearning or consumed desire we savour?
This poem woke me up and wouldn’t leave me alone. The rhythm feels slightly off towards the last line but it insists it’s following the pattern of lilting and drifting, rhyming within to produce sound and feeling.
Let me know what you think. Continue reading
The house is still, no sounds to wake
The two-legged oafs
Who cried and moaned and quaked,
When sleeping is all the effort I’ll ever make. Continue reading
Have you hear of a Haiga? Colleen explains it expertly. It’s defini something I will try with my young writers in Writers Club.
Since so many poets are inspired by photos, drawings, paintings, or other images when they compose their poetry, I wanted to add the “Haiga,” a dramatic poetic form to my weekly syllabic poetry challenge starting the first week of February 2019. So, for the new challenge posted on 2/5/19, this will be another acceptable form for our syllabic challenge.
Haiga is sometimes called observational poetry because it contains an image with either a haiku or senryu written on it or near it.
This one form combines three artforms: imagery (photographs or original art), poetry, and calligraphy.
The site, ahapoetry.com shares this about the Haiga:
“Haiga is a Japanese concept for simple pictures combined with poetry, usually meaning haiku. In Basho’s time, haiga meant a brushed ink drawing combined with…
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