Wat- or: Fall

A 'Waltz Wave' photo credit:Terri Webster Schrandt crys- tal wa- ter- fall a- live in col- ors el- e- ments tex- tures temper- atures sensa- tions forev- er im- print- ed up- on conscious- ness as sheer soft mist spray Tanka Tuesday For Tanka Tuesday, Colleen offers us this photo by her friend Terri Webster… Continue reading Wat- or: Fall

Tropical rainforest, or: Flowerpot

A Choka slow drip of water as though from tropical leaves where jasmines blossom moisture seeps into the soil roots slowly absorb no pooling at the bottom of the flowerpot watering orchids with ice helps them to grow strong heads off overwatering mimics their natural home Choka? The most intricate Japanese Poetry form is the… Continue reading Tropical rainforest, or: Flowerpot

Shimmers, or: Ripples

Poetry Partners #160 'Magical', a haiku by WickedLizzie of 'Essays From the Edge of Existence' Moonlight on the lake Softly shimmers, casts a spell Nature's magic glow Essays From the Edge of Existence: https://wickedlizzie.wordpress.com/ A tanka by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™ moonlight on the lake softly shimmers, casts a spell nature's magic glow… Continue reading Shimmers, or: Ripples

Wisps whirl, or: Rumbles growl

An Octelle Swells, lulls, ripples, captivating; Lazy drifting, bobbing, waiting; Wisps whirl far as eye can see; Fluffy duvet soothes rough sea; Rumbles growl into great roar; Tumble, rise, gasp, more-more-more! Swells, lulls, ripples, captivating; Lazy drifting, bobbing, waiting Octelle eight lines using personification and symbolism in a telling manner; syllabic: 8, 8, 7, 7,… Continue reading Wisps whirl, or: Rumbles growl

Ark, or: Rainbow

A 'cascade' poem Insecurities dribble like sweat from my brow I can't stem the holes in the many bursting pipes Flailing, I'm pulled into perfectionism's whirlpool Work correspondences run down my screen Anxieties float to the surface with every email Insecurities dribble like sweat from my brow An emergency! Quick, send out a press release!… Continue reading Ark, or: Rainbow

Defiance, or: Gravity

A Descort poem a simple misstep causes me to stum- ble fore- wards, as my water is e- jected up in- to the air; I watch helplessly, clutching my glass so that it won't shatter up- on the flooring \\ breathe \\ in~out \\ appreciate this moment's magic; liquid's defiance of gravity captures my imagination… Continue reading Defiance, or: Gravity

The green lady, or: The red rogue

Poetry Partners #66 'The green lady', a poem by The.Richard.Braxton of 'therichardbraxton' A warming blanket of ocean in hand and night underneath the waves. The wake of ocean liners in a sea of smoke and flames. The green lady sits her throne of furrowed wings and reeds in swift judgement Creating a whole new world… Continue reading The green lady, or: The red rogue

Many waters, or: A renga partnership, X

Poetry in partnership My first taste of writing poetry in partnership with another poet has been the composition of a hyakuin (a renga comprised of 100 tankas) with Sangeetha of 'Mindfills', titled 'Ripples'. This whetted my appetite for further creative collaborations, leading me to launch the 'Poetry Partners' initiative, which is an open invitation to… Continue reading Many waters, or: A renga partnership, X