At DVerse today, we are visiting the circus.
In one ring are the lions
And the lion-tamers,
The second ring is housing
The acrobats that
Contort themselves into pretzels,
And do tricks just to please
The third ring contains the
Elephants, with gentle and sad eyes.
And lastly, above all this,
Above the three-ring circus,
Is someone balancing expertly
On a tightrope, yet with a net
Capable of catching.
I am the tightrope-walker.
This is another alphabet sestet, using the letters A through F. With gratitude to Dylan Thomas for the first line (and for the whole amazing poem).
“And death shall have no dominion” —
Beat, my heart, with profound love, and
Creak, the stairs as soul ascends
Despite the adversary’s arrows flaming:
Eternity extends for all who persevere, and
Free is grace for the taking.
This week the haikai challenge is about the Milky Way, which in Japanese is amanogawa, or river of heaven.
Shining stars above:
Galaxy enriched with light,
Heaven’s river flows
For Abigail Gronway’s alphabet haiku challenge: letter K. I am not sure what’s going to happen with subsequent letters, since I had to read the dictionary for this one!
Keep kitschy knickknacks, kicking
Today at DVerse, Lillian is challenging us to write alphabet sestets! They are 6-line poems where each line begins with a consecutive letter of the alphabet. I used B through G.
Calling is the heart, for
Deeply dear are you to me.
Eternity is not long enough to
Fully express love, but I
Give you my heart regardless.
More musing on autumn and its meaning…Inspired by this prompt, even though it doesn’t really fit the prompt, since I did not read anything except the title before writing my response.
The leaves change color
They let go, knowing return
Is close : cycle goes
This year’s Autumn winds have not arrived yet, but they will.
Last year’s wind knocked down
Umbrellas from tables; soon
The cycle restarts.