Winter’s Whisper (Alphabet Haiku) #AHC

Wind warns weary Woods

Winter’s weakening whisper

Worshiping warm waves

Wind warns weary Woods

Winter’s weakening whisper

Worshiping warm waves

For Abigail’s Alphabet Haiku Challenge ~ W

Photo by Oleksandr Pidvalnyi from Pexels

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Unable To Fly (Poem)



I was born without wings to fly
Cursed with longing towards our sky
Afraid I’m stuck down here forever
Tasked with plucking up fallen feathers
To bandage knees from failed attempts
Sanguine ploys of returning to air again
My enamored lust is to be more like you
If only God had given me wings too

2006 (revised 2018)

Photo by Javardh 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
Sheltered
Sea

2018

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. 

Hold Still Please (Poem)

are you human
or one of our machines
there’s no wrong answer
merely different ways
that we’re likely to proceed
we’re scanning bodies
for something unique
this message plays
while your data’s processing
it’s best for these tests
if you would please
hold still and try no to breathe
we really need you
to remain stationary
if it turns out you’re human
you could see your experience
may vary greatly

2018

Photo from pixabay.

Yarn (Etheree Poem)

flung
across
barren yard
lavishly spread
spools of twine pulled tight
disguising my sound threads
rigorous patterns alight
secured strings wound up as trip lines
bitter tension hides before your eyes
ensnaring wayfarers in knotty yarn

2018

Photo from pixabay.

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge: Cold & Safe, #SynonymsOnly.

I’m using the primary synonyms bitter (for cold) and secured (for safe), and secondary related words of rigorous and sound.