The bones of ancient mountains watch us Hundreds of millions of years old Reminders of Pangea When the young Earth was one Sentinels of time High granite walls Always there Placid Still Hear? Thunder! Clear white streak Crashing water Liquid knife cuts through Never ceasing turmoil Sounds of rush and glory In an ever-changing rhythm Life blood of a breathing planet The ancient land is always made new
This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. This week it was a photo prompt and, since I was chosen as poet of the week for the last photo challenge, Colleen used one of my photos. I wrote a double nonet for that hourglass shape. yeah, I like that form ;)
The photo is of Middle Purgatory Falls, Mont Vernon, New Hampshire. there are three beautiful falls on the Purgatory Brook as well as countless rapids and small waterfalls flowing into the brook.
The Appalachian Mountains were formed hundreds of millions of years ago when all of the plates bumped into each other creating a super continent, Pangea. This later broke apart, yet you can still see the shapes mirrored across oceans, and find rocks on one continent that seem to belong to another.
The flow of time brings us together In a microscopic moment That lasts for eternity Souls conjoined for a step Explore for a season Search for answers Look with me Spirit Seek Us Meaning Push forward For a moment On the long journey We have only one quest Forever breaking new trails By the river of existence Forever searching for its meaning
This was written for Colleen’s weekly Poetry Challenge. This week the challenge was to use the two words Life and Move, but using only synonyms of those words. I decided to do a double-nonet so I could get that hourglass shape…
Blinders keep us focused on our “now” Only living for the moment We move mindlessly forward Harm gone unrecognized Impact unnoticed Neglect unseen Greed unchecked Selfish Now Gone Future Sands creep in No going back Relentless changes Damage accumulates Once pure is now decrepit If we could see, could we change it? Or is it too late to turn back time?
This was written for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge. This week was an Ekphrastic, that is, we needed to create a poem that explores a piece of art. Anita Dawes, who won last month’s Ekphrastic challenge, chose the image at the top, an image by mollyroselee from Pixabay. I chose to do a double nonet.
OK, not so subtle about our environmental impact ;) But Earth Day is almost here!
It happened again How can a human do that? Pain of the centuries My hand fits nicely in yours Bound by our humanity
Years ago they told us all is well Humans judged by their character Full equality for all They said the world is fair The battle was won One family United In peace Love But They lied Still two worlds One rule for “them” Fear of the other Blind eye turned to the truth Indifference to suffering A world of hate and division They said it was over years ago
The conductor bows, raises his hands Music flows from the orchestra Curtains of darkness raises Fire lights the world’s stage The sun lifts its head Shadows depart renewal movement Dawn Light New Day Are you there? The days lengthen Lonely night shortens Is it getting better? Is the darkness really gone? Has the new year really commenced? Will unfolding life really improve?
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 key words were “Begin” and “Fresh” This week I decided to try a nonet. Well, no I decided to try a double nonet :)
Yes, I am finding darkness in light ;) The first half was just too boring, so…
Billions of galaxies filled with billions of stars. Although they say there are limits, for all practical purposes, it is infinite. And then, from an unremarkable, insignificant dust speck in this seemingly infinite Universe we look up at it all in wonder. We want to reach out and sample the vastness, wrap our imagination around it, but then on the other side, it is scary, it tests our ego, afflicts the very nature of our being.
A bit of animated matter Making the effort to survive What is the meaning of it? A strange anomaly Denies entropy Grows more complex Beyond that It thinks Me I I am I must be Make the attempt To understand all Actively seeks out Weathers the many trials More than unchanging matter A will and a spirit to thrive To find a place in the Universe
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 “Try” and “Life“. This week I chose a Haibun composed of a Nonet, well technically a Double Nonet. Note – Colleen is taking a much deserved break for the rest of the year :)