A Soft Spot to Land #kaiku #ekphrastic

Image Credit: Butterfly on Asters by Lisa Smith Nelson

fragrance
free of wind
flower

winged flower
flutters on the breeze
butterfly

small spot in large world
soft purple petals call loud
stop, rest a moment

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This was written for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge. This week we were given a photo by Lisa Smith Nelson to use for an ekphrastic poem. I chose to write an interlinked series of three hiakus, using forms 2-3-2, 3-5-3 and 5-7-5. And, of course, I used a little alliteration…

20 thoughts on “A Soft Spot to Land #kaiku #ekphrastic

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  2. WildChild47

    I really like the creative thinking here – using 3 forms of haiku – because it forms a lovely cascade – allows for an expansion of the poem – and it feels like a soft fluttering of wings – or breath – when reading it. Delightful Trent. :)

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