A mirror cinquain for Abigail Gronway’s five-line poem challenge. This is actually a 10-line poem because it is a cinquain and then its mirror image.
Light from darkness,
Each of the four seasons,
And dry land from the deep waters.
Human race arbitrarily:
We were all created
To live in love,
For Frank J. Tassone’s latest haikai prompt, about the spring / autumn equinox. Where I am, spring is coming up.
In like a lion:
After many days of rain
For Real Toads, where we are trying to write poems including homographs, which are words that are spelled the same yet have different meanings.
A feeling heavy as lead:
That I may have to lead a life
As though my soul were dead.
I need not look upon tomorrow
With such gray-coated dread:
Despite a rainy weather forecast read,
I don’t know whether sunshine is ahead.
For Stream-of-Consciousness Saturday, using the words sole/soul. I wrote a haibun.
I walk everywhere. The soles of my feet slap the pavement. I walk to the bus, which drives me elsewhere. I walk in the arboretum among the trees and dirt (“Remember, Man, that thou art dust”), and when I cannot get to church it feeds my soul. It is in the sun, in the shade, in the midst of the many, the infinite. The ponds and the turtles, plunging into the water.
Into the water —
Is Easter coming early?
Look at the turtles
A reverse cinquain for Abigail Gronway’s latest 5-line poetry challenge. I am also sharing with Real Toads.
Skin-soft white petals against fingers
Ripping them ruthlessly —
He loves, or loves
This quick quadrille is for DVerse’s “spike up a poem” prompt.
She is a porcupine,
Hurt one too many times creating
A spiky personality —
Don’t come too close
She warns without words.
She is a thorny rose
With wilting petals, thirsty
A paradox: someone come close
Enough to touch, but
Be careful, she warns wordlessly.
For Frank J. Tassone’s lastest haikai prompt, the kigo was unfamiliar to me: Whitebait (shirauo). It turned out to be a type small, young fish.
Souls are whitebait fish,
Lent is time to grow in love
And eat fish fillets
The ending is a little goofy, but it’s true!