in the feline stealth of time
mountains grow from dust
Amaya at dVerse has challenged us to write a shadorma (3-5-3-3-7-5 syllables) with hints of shadow, mist, enigma. I wrote this gazing at the sunset, first thinking about the tunnels under Rome where they discovered all kinds of refuse, and then about other dumps and secret disposals large and small.
The photo is in the public domain, courtesy of Pixabay.com (search ‘hidden’).
only chirps of robins
break the silence
a robin chirps!
not even blowing snow
will stop spring
I am linking these two haiku to Frank J Tassone’s Haikai Challenge: Snow.
As I wrote these poems I was also thinking about Carpe Diem’s new Crossroads feature. For this feature we are invited to write a new haiku including elements of two given poems. Whether my haiku achieve this sufficiently I am not sure, but since they do borrow elements (words, tone, structure) I am providing the link so that if you are interested, you can read about the details and perhaps give it a try!
we are oak, our roots travel deep, our leaves rustle winds
we are birds, we surf the clouds, we dive far below
we are fish, we rule the ocean, we leap to the sun
we are seeds released by fire, born to rise again
A quadrille for dVerse…a poem of 44 words…this week the challenge is to include ‘fire’.
our garden nestles
in a snow-feather duvet
as vernal sun bends closer
her vitality quickens
A tanka for Frank J Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #24: Snow
chill of dawn
wrapped in cat purrs
numbed toes tingling
dazed mind resisting
languid calls of lethargy
in early spring
crystal clusters floating
lace petal clouds drifting…melting
sad world…if only snowflakes could
banish greed and hate…sow
Ten line poem challenge: mirror cinquain
this spring morning
mirage of pussy willows
in snow caps
The first photo is mine, taken this March 8 morning, showing snow-capped chicory stems. The second photo is of real pussy willows from the Pixabay collection.