tanabatathough kept aparttanabata4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
by the vast deep,
two distant hearts
one promise keep.
by the vast deep,
on sep'rate strands.
one promise keep:
on sep'rate strands
'til blessed by moon;
'til blessed by moon,
two distant hearts;
though kept apart.
paradigmcreation speaks in endless tonguesparadigm4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and to each soul in its own way.
the omnipresent and omniscient
knows no limitations.
the boundaries applied by man
and disappear in truth's majestic
we are as motes
dancing in light:
not luminous alone.
bask and shine
by reflecting the source with our selves.
moon riselet us bathe in themoon rise2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
geysers of enceladus,
where steam melts to snow.
does life ride this molten cusp,
lit by the night side's ring-glow?
voxmist,vox4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
settling on surfaces,
the moon a heavy-lidded eye.
in the dead hours i write.
hushed, in the doldrums,
the world around me sleeps
and i can hear my Mother's voice.
peninsula rengaflorida summerpeninsula renga4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
crinkled palm fronds
keeping a lookout for the
gators and anacondas
squish and slosh
through the marsh
skin warm and tight on my cheeks
i can feel freckles sprouting
flinch away from the waves
too cold for the heat
as they crash around
i taste the sea in my throat
and smell the salt on my breath
the sail molds around the wind
with sharp snaps
my soul soars on the gulf breeze
with the angels and seagulls
push kites and children
waiting for rain
the squall washes into shore
bathing my face with summer
the sun squints overhead
so i find a pool of shade
and settle down for a nap.
transatlanticmy flight is landing...transatlantic4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
saturn, removed from luna
as i am from my dove.
that sky-born glint and crescent
reflect my longing for her.
shrineshrine2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
we are gnosis-filled vessels;
grails to quaff the mysteries.
the is where is not nestles;
we are reliquaries.
eternal momentwriting, now, for writing's sake;eternal moment2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
a devotional and prayer.
dipper full, now, i partake;
with a child's gaze i stare.
the sleeper is, now, awake;
the universe is self-aware.
all the countless suns,
pin-pricks in the source's veil,
shine upon my face.
pouncei am crouched,pounce2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
underneath the chair;
your ankle draws nigh;
i am become death.
abcadab tutorialthe abcadab is a form i devised while playing with alphabetic poetry forms. the syllable structure of this form is based on a form i derived called median.abcadab tutorial2 years ago in Writing More Like This
-rhyming is not mandatory, but is allowed.
-the form consists of 6 quatrains and a concluding couplet.
-the quatrains have a syllable-per-line count of 3/5/5/3
-the couplet has a syllable-per-line count of 3/5
-the first word of the first stanza must start with a word beginning in the letter 'a',
and the last word in the second line must begin with the letter 'b'... this 2 line
pattern progresses through the alphabet so that the concluding couplet's first word
begins with the letter 'y' and it's last word begins with the letter 'z'.
in the following tem
tivoli parkthe ducks wake,tivoli park2 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
plunging and preening:
spread wings, waggled tails.
the sun 'graphs,
my prayers in motion.
opticsmy water may still,optics3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
my mirror may be wiped clean,
but my vision's still obscured.
secure in this fact
i turn my face to the light,
having faith it will guide me.
in the church of the blind the one-eyed are saintsthe multiverse before me spreads.in the church of the blind the one-eyed are saints2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
on this vast strand of cosmic threads
my soul now stands in joy and dread.
lost and found in goddess' hands;
on this vast strand my soul now stands.
by ignorance i am struck dumb.
i, insensate (deaf, blind and numb),
must contemplate; the myst'ries plumb.
as is and is not variegate
i, insensate, must contemplate.
octjikithe nebulous flocks of monarchs head south to coalesce.octjiki3 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
the geese arrow in from the north, waddle through the cool grass.
the air sends signs to the earth: persephone is below.
dress-upthe closet opens to revealdress-up2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
that little girl, eyes full of zeal;
she's come to twirl and whirl and squeal.
as she dons me her giggles skirl;
that little girl, she's come to twirl.
she wants to look the debutante.
against the rules mommy has taught,
in gramma's jools she'll primp and flaunt
as at her feet i drape and pool;
against the rules in gramma's jools.
she sneaks in, secret, to wear me;
we play pretend til mommy sees.
my bestest friend she'll always be.
when she grows up...sigh...this will end.
we play pretend, my bestest friend.
ps: meditation on meditationsthe circleps: meditation on meditations4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
from the center.
an expression of
the fey path from is not out to is
the opposites made whole).
in the minuscule.
sacred reflected by profane.
looking glass facing a looking glass:
a palindromic mantra.
a path begun, unending,
from a place you never were at all.
a door unseen until stepped through
and vanished once used.
know (by this)
unfettered by concepts
returned to a state of nascent chi.
complete, formless, still.
in the center