Siren-Song

This is for DVerse Poetics, where we are exploring the concept of mermaids and related mythical creatures. I liked an image in the original post, so here it is:

Half-human creature with a fish’s tail,
She’s tempted many mariners with song:
Desire impels them to go right along
Into grave danger as they swiftly sail,
Enticed by light shining off each fish-scale.

Chaos Is Fun!

A poem about chaos for JusJoJan day 31, which doubles as an example of alliteration and consonance / assonance for DVerse MTB. Bjorn instructed us not to use too much of it, but I didn’t see that until after writing the poem, so too late. 🙂 I was going for a humorous piece, anyway. 


Chaos:

Havoc-heaping,

Pissed Pandora’s plaything,

Ushering in unfailing angst —

Please! Peace!

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Garden

It’s NaPoWriMo day 23! Here is a garland cinquain. Click the link to know more.


Garden
Filled with verdant
Plants, greening surroundings,
Many butterflies brightening
The day.

The day,
Sunlight-flooded
Though shade-trees congregate,
Welcomes people into nature’s
Beauty.

Beauty
On ev’ry side,
Delighting eye and heart —
White clouds peek through the leafy trees
A dream.

A dream,
Eden evoked
By a babbling stream,
Daffodils by the water’s edge,
Joyous —

Joyous
Yellow-petaled
Loveliness beckoning,
Understand water’s babbling:
Rebirth.

Garden,
Sunlight-flooded,
Delighting eye and heart —
Daffodils by the water’s edge:
Rebirth

O Blood and Water

A crown cinquain for the 5-line poem challenge, as well as for NaPoWriMo day 13.


Fountain
Of mercy flows
From out His piercèd side,
Fountain of love which is the hope
For all.

For all
Who eat this bread
Will have life eternal,
Forgiveness flowing from the heart
Of God,

Of God
Who reigns always,
Who reigns over ev’ry
Aspect of heaven and the earth,
The king.

The king
Who rains mercy,
On all who thirst for it,
Wanting ev’ry people to come
Approach.

Approach
The mercy seat
Unafraid, for He calls
You friend, inviting you to this
Fountain.