REBLOG: ‘The Dandelion’ by Lesley Scoble

Poem: Don’t mow the dandelion, don’t kill it, please, let it grow, let it grow, for the birds and the bees Save it for insects, (They need them, you know) They rely on The dandelion Do not pull-up the dandelion. don’t think it’s a weed! it is a flower bees rely on It is a… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘The Dandelion’ by Lesley Scoble

Acorns, or: Ice cream

A 'Badger's Hexastitch' poem acorns plant litter yields carbohydrates platter tantalizing bouquet autumnal eats ice cream Tanka Tuesday For Tanka Tuesday, Colleen encourages each of us to take this 'Spirit Animal Quiz' and then compose syllabic poems about our respective spirit animals. Apparently, my spirit animal is a deer, and acorns are known as the… Continue reading Acorns, or: Ice cream

Ripples, or: A renga partnership

"The more you know, the more you grow" Before I began writing poetry online in May 2020, I'd never heard of a tanka, let alone a renga. Once I came to understand the concept of a tanka, I started appreciatively responding to other poets' haiku on their blogs. It was in this spirit, on April… Continue reading Ripples, or: A renga partnership

REBLOG: ‘Strolling through a Poem’ by Michele Lee

Poem: In the mystical mist vision is limited but the possibilities are endless The mist whispers the promise of poets who scribble furiously and endlessly lines that give meaning to living and dying The lovers breathe it in every molecule, a thousand poetry collections every inhale, a tsunami of emotions Merging and morphing blending and… Continue reading REBLOG: ‘Strolling through a Poem’ by Michele Lee

Two wings, or: Diptera

A Sijo razor-sharp aerobatic spins with but two (rather than four) wings; air movements sensed by halteres; alert; steady; thus they steer; natural gyroscopes in flight set dipteran's head aright Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of three lines of 14-16 syllables each, for a total of 44-46 syllables. Each line contains… Continue reading Two wings, or: Diptera

Soup of clouds, or: Slip into fancies

A Shadorma soup of clouds spills shade on bushes, splatters rocks; legs slow to sweet luxurious saunter ~ slip into fancies Tanka Tuesday For Tanka Tuesday, Colleen encourages poets to pen shadormas using three to five of the words from the following list: scale fish month soup smile sticks slave property songs bushes rock disease… Continue reading Soup of clouds, or: Slip into fancies

Down, or: Feathery

An 'Abhanga' The Artist's Garden at Giverny by Claude Monet waters so enticing ripple in air breezy; dirt path firm and easy, straight to the bank scent of purple iris; in perfume I lie down; there my mind in bliss drowns so easily gentle crystal waters, mere tickle feathery, fade into memory too far away… Continue reading Down, or: Feathery