Thunder in my ear Torrent pulls all into void But then there is you Storm’s raging maelstrom paints grey Your bright rainbow shields me
This was written for Colleen’s weekly Poetry Challenge. This week she provided the wonderful photo at the top. What we wrote was up to us, though she suggested doing an Ekphrastic and to talk about the psychology of color. I chose to write a tanka.
The hills reflect you The wind is filled with your scent The birds call your name You may not be by my side But in nature, I find you
This was written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge. This week’s challenge was to write an ekphrastic poem based on the watercolor that Colleen provided (top of page – Image by Barbara A Lane from Pixabay). I wrote a tanka for the challenge.
(Ekphrastic poetry explores art. It is poetry that gives the poet’s impression of a work of art. It can describe it, but it can also tell a story about the work or give the poet’s impression on seeing the visual artwork.)
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.
My heart yearns for you While the Lover’s Moon hangs high You don’t answer me
I’m obsessed Lover’s Moon hangs high No answers
Passion Lover’s Moon Alone
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 →
It is a dark and cold November day. The clouds are dragging grey across the dull sky, faded dead leaves litter the ground. Even the fire doesn’t provide warmth. I need something to spark my flame. I need you.
You beckon, drawing me into the bedroom. Beneath the sheets, you cuddled in my arms, I see lovers in the vibrant clouds. The setting sun glints rainbows on the tropical waters with horses dancing in the waves. A warm breeze over the cool, majestic mountains makes me forget the forecast of snow. Waterfalls near and far pulls me more into your allure.
I search you out on a cold dark day Your agile tongue speaks in my mind I follow your elegance Dreaming with open eyes Bewitched by your tone Another land On your pages A book You
This is a double Challenge.
I decided to participate in Sadje’s What Do You See challenge, which she recently started to host. She provided the painting at the top (Painted by Jim Warren, found on Google) as this week’s prompt.
This was also written for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge. This week’s key words are Grace and Style, but only synonyms can be used. I chose a Haibun with a nonet.
I hope you enjoyed this love poem to books and reading :)
I feel the power, like a sun behind me. A vision flashes through my mind. Is it a knife coming down like Hitchcock’s Psycho? Perhaps a Stephan King skeletal hand will grab my ankle. I whip around, ready to face anything, anything, but what is really there. I meet your gaze and all is lost.
I step in your trap That is found behind your eyes Your bewitching stare The magic spell that you cast Makes me rise above the Earth
Is it just your charm? Perhaps a deeper power Enthralled by the glance A thought and I glide above Your eyes making my heart soar
Lost, but found, captivated by your spell, I am launched into your orbit.
I can organize Use all my money on you Plot all that I want I find the Beatles were right No design can buy your love
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 the poet’s (me ;) ) choice, so I chose “Plan” and “Spend” This week I decided to do a Tanka.