Christmas, Cookies (Two Senryu Poems)

Children at their best

Pretending sleep for Christmas

Beneath snow packed roofs

From their hearth flakes fall 

Upon plates of warm cookies 

Scent blankets the home

Photo from pixabay.

You may notice in my series of paired Haiku and Senryu poems that they also contain a third, slightly hidden poem highlighted throughout the words of the two. If you haven’t noticed before, or haven’t seen my others, I would welcome feedback.

This has been a fun challenge to keep the lines sensical while still being able to flow with context of a third poem.

May the holidays bring you peace, thank you very much for reading my prattles and oddities. 


Window Pane (Poem)

She’s looking past shutters – beyond her pane
Blanketing the storm’s sonorous uproar
Tired eyes devouring the horizon for something
Perhaps a prince will find time, and even her

The last to still believe and muck around fairy-tales
Breathlessly hoping someday that they’ll come true
Trusting worn window to herald a true knight
Or at the very least, a champion to rescue


Photo by Eduard Militaru on Unsplash

Murk (Nonet Poem)

Firm affectations dock with the frost
Ambling clouds spread desolate paint
Impairing moored voyages
Trumpeting bell’s warning
Heavy fog lingers
Lucid harbor
Echoes mirth


Photo by Anna Goncharova on Unsplash

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: Poet’s Choice! #SynonymsOnly.

I’m using synonyms for anchor (moored and related word dock) and crawl (linger and related word amble).

This is my first crack at the Nonet poetry style, a syllabic form that consists of a descending count of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. I also mixed in an acrostic (or puzzle), where my poem’s beginning letter of each line spells out a word.