Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 27 – “Light & Dark” #Haiku #Haibun #Tanka

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Join us for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge! This week, Light and Dark.

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ARCHES

Touching the stone arch,
Fingertips tracing eons;
Shadows and sun play.

The presence of ancient magic is palpable here; Nature’s slow painting of a myriad sand colors, leading back to a time unremembered by any but the fossilized souls of animals; long extinct.

Windwalker laughs as he watches sun and shade dance across time. Softly outlining the arch with reverent fingertips, he smiles, and whispers, “It is a hole of light with a side of darkness.”.

 

My writing this week is a tribute to Randy Roll. A true artist and poet, Randy’s soul now walks eternally in the canyons he loved.

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Colleen’s weekly Tanka Challenge- Clouds and Spring

Join us for Colleen’s weekly Tanka Challenge. This week’s prompt words… Clouds and Spring

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Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge: Help and Smile

Join us for Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge: Help and Smile

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Buried, deep.

Reading other writers’ poems, I often find their creativity sparks something in me, as well. Here’s what I unearthed this morning!

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Note: OK, so having seen my lovely, foofy, unreadable font on the page (we won’t do that again, will we?), here it is in good old readable font.

BURIED, DEEP.

Trying on different lives to see what fit
I found my own skeleton buried deep
beneath a mound of costumes.
Crying, softly, as I remembered who I was;
And lifting my bones gently from their early grave,
I washed them clean and clothed them in myself.

BURIED, DEEP.

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Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Prompt words – Fog and Change

Join us for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday: Prompt words – Fog and Change

Great choice of words to get the little grey cells in my brain working! 😀 Thanks, Colleen! ♥

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Meaning…

Seek not for meaning

In the vastness of the sky

Barren worlds of ice and fire,

For no magic thrives

Where the Dragons have not trod.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Goodbye, sweet sun…

052615_2031_writersquot1Join us for Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at Silver Threading! Check out Colleen’s fabulous Fall poem. ♥

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This year, especially, I begrudge the start of Autumn. After breaking my hip 4 weeks ago, I felt as if I was forced to merely observe the second half of summer through shaded glass, from a hospital bed. So, it is with a certain sense of sadness that I step outside and feel the changes in the air. Soon, the violent winds will come and rip the leaves from the trees. Soon, the first snow will be upon us, though the last one feels too recent.

My dreams and plans will NOT be derailed; I shall not long allow this grieving, but, meanwhile, I cry for summer and write poems about its passing. Judging by e.e.cummings’ quote, he felt the same as I do. 😉

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Two poems for you:

1)

I will not apologize for loving summer,

For reveling in the warmth of the sun,

For worshipping the myriad greens of life and growth.

But, here comes Fall, once again,

The cold and blustering thief of my happiness.

It strips away the heat, and the flowers,

And the leaves with such a force

That I cannot call it fall or autumn…

Thief of Summer –

I name you ‘Snatch.’

… wendy anne darling 2016

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2)

Flowers and I stood,

Fearless in the face of Death…

Prior to the Fall.

…wendy anne darling, 2016

 

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #108 Sizzle&Sleek – Wendy Anne Darling

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Welcome to the Haiku challenge! Check it out here. Challenge words for the week are ‘sizzle’ and ‘sleek.’

I try my best to keep up with modern-day ‘speak,’ but sometimes it just evades me! 😀

AN OLD FART’S TAKE ON MODERN LANGUAGE

by Wendy Anne Darling:

BRICK WALL

 

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OVERRULED…

Happy Friday!  I hope you’re King or Queen of your weekend. 🙂 In honor of Friday, here’s a little bit of fun that I just completed. Enjoy!

CAT EYES

OVERRULED…

 

King struts his male stuff all around the back yard…

“This rock is mine! I pee on you!” Dog rules.

“Think’st thou this barbeque belongs to YOU?” he snorts

“I claim this sausage for the crown, you fools.”

 

“With a slight tilt of leg. I anoint you a Knight

You may rise!” Oh, it’s good to be King!

I carpet the floor with my long, golden fleece –

Never say I don’t give you a thing!

 

Just one tiny cloud mars his iron-pawed reign –

The servants oft’ fail to obey,

For they take out the chariot whenever they please.

“Just to buy the best kibble!” they say.

 

He harbours suspicions but turns a blind eye

“Sometimes they must frolic,” he laughs.

So he cuts them some slack and allows them their fun

But he really must curtail those baths!

 

All is well in his realm ‘til the portentous day

When the servants return with a crate

Containing an odour of danger so strong

That our King feels his confidence quake.

 

“What manner of evil is this?” barks the King

But nobody’s listening to him

The people bow down and they worship this THING

That hisses like vengeance unhinged.

 

If a lightning storm could be made out of fur

And studded with razors that shred,

Deep malice had suddenly sprung into life.

The King promptly whimpered and fled.

 

“I’m betrayed!” squeaks the King, with his mind in a whirl

Overcome with dark visions of dread.

Now he sleeps with the Enemy, curled in a ball…

It’s that, or he doesn’t get fed.

 

Wendy Anne Darling, July, 2016.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #107 Pie&Dust

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #107 Pie&Dust

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