Tag Archives: senryu

Chalk Dust #haibun #senryu

It is so solid, strong, that I feel it must last forever.  Until disaster proves that nothing is forever.  I feel so solid, strong, I feel I can last forever.  Until…

Chalk dust
Pastel sky
Fragile

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This was written for Collen’s weekly poetry challenge. This is the first Tuesday of the month, so it is poet’s choice. I chose a haibun with a senryu (or maybe a haiku) that I did in a 2-3-2 form.

I was digging through some old drawings and found this from May of 2001 – 20 years ago! I had just returned from Paris and used a photo I had taken of Notre Dame for this pastel drawing. The cherry trees were in bloom while we were there…

Lover’s Moon #Senryu

Ritu-Bhathal-photo

Image Credit: © Ritu Bhathal

My heart yearns for you
While the Lover’s Moon hangs high
You don’t answer me

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I’m obsessed
Lover’s Moon hangs high
No answers

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Passion
Lover’s Moon
Alone

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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

A Change in the Weather #Haibun #Senrya

hydrengea

So blue and cranky
Some cold in the summer heat
Miss your joyous face

A gloomy forecast
Skies a melancholy grey
Hope for upbeat news

There is a change in the weather of my soul.  A high pressure is replaced by a low.  The outlook is a bit pessimistic, but with your sun away, what can I say, I’m feeling down.  Can I hope for a new front that’s a bit more upbeat?  Will your merry eyes and joyous smile once more show up on my RADAR?  I hope to dance in the rain in delight, when that rainbow that’s you is back in sight. Continue reading