For those who don’t know, a senryu shares the form of a haiku, but is about human foibles, love, awkward moments, etc. There should be some humor, sarcasm and/or irony present. This is all condensed from Collen’s “cheat sheet” :)
What may lie Beyond horizons Come with me Let’s find out Open minds to the wide world Expand our spirits
This was written for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge. Today we were asked to write poem on a theme or idea. this week’s idea was “Travel/Journeys”. I wanted to try something different, so I tried my hand at a shadorma.
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…
Spring Sun light Warming days Still frosty nights I tromp through the woods New growth shoots welcome me The trees are budding, promising life Glowing yellows and baby greens But I spot a flash of burgundy The first rich, Earthy color of the year – Everyone notices those bright flowers Those extroverts of nature stand out Flashy in their new spring wardrobe Glowing in the springtime sun What about the hidden? What flowers are dark? Who speaks of soil Black and rich? Hidden You
This was written for Colleen’s weekly Poetry Challenge. This week we were asked to write on a theme given by Kat. The theme was “Pick a Flower and using one of the syllabic forms we use, tell us why it is special to you.” I chose to use a double etheree. And the flower I chose was the trillium, but that red trillium I see in New Hampshire, not the white ones I grew up with in Ohio. And yes, if you read my coffee post, that photo at the top may be one of the photos I use for my spring coffee shares…