Simple thought


Keep it simple
Keep it short
My diary reminds me in vain

Writing over the river
Ink drips over the lines
My handwriting tells the truth

Madness into the cavity of thoughts
Sits silently except
For my pen’s screeching on crisp paper

Keep it simple
Keep it short
I scream at my diary in despair

Waking from a dream I didn’t have
Keep it simple
Keep it short.
January 20, 2021

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Willing it true

There are a thousand signs
Through the chain of steps
An old woman attempts
To conjuncture the omens
Of her seeing
An image of an imagination split
Between fear and hope willing
It true!

January 19, 2021

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Girl in the snow

Beautiful girl in the snow

Dance for me

Warm my heart with love to be

And I will sing my love for you

Beautiful girl in the snow.

January 17, 2021

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Effusive

Effusive little girl

Plays on the street

Next door soon

Arrived and

I got to

Know my friend!

Effusive little girl

Turned a woman without

Warning

Effusive little boy

Turned a big boy

Effusively giddy.

Pensive she is

Youthful she is

Beautiful she is

Party ecstasy

Heart, my heart’s

Rhapsody.

January 16, 2021

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Vulcanize

Love breaks

Like the dawn

Sets you free

Vulcanize your heart.

Love breaks

Like flower petals

Breaks you

Vulcanize your soul.

Love breaks

New and old, leaves you

Breathless

That’s its joy

Dawn breaks fresh.

Vulcanize

Ready for love

Ready for love to break

So new and fresh

Vulcanized you!

January 15, 2021

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Gauze

Alone note struck

The last of winter birds sings

A piano plays note

A grove – suspended silence

A rose awaits the end of gauze.

December 28, 2020

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A ballad of a lonely raindrop!

This poem is an experimentation with Haiku and Tanka forms. It is also a reflection on the year of the pandemic as the year draws closer to its end. A storm passed? Let’s hope.

Lonely raindrop left

An angry storm passed through

One rose stood firm

Storm passed through emptiness

A raindrop kissed

The rose’s cheeks, sun shines

A new beginning

Write your story in the empty

Space there is reality

What remains – you!

December 27, 2020

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A Christmas Haiku

As I hear the news of vaccine successes, couldn’t help but be hopeful and wondered if the Christmas miracle this year is a happier New Year. So, I wrote this simple Haiku hoping we will have happier times ahead.

Father Christmas

Delivers a Happy New

Year, a wish comes true?

December 11, 2020

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Celerity

Celerity

The word of the day

Celerity

The word of the ages

Celerity

Is today’s word

With celerity

The unseen visitor makes

It’s calls on houses

Unsuspecting

Innocents

Rides in

Its waves

With celerity

The unseen visitor gulps

The breath of life slow

Unrelenting

Unforgiving

Administering pain

Steady

With celerity

It spreads

But the human soul

Refuses to succumb

With celerity

Another day brings

Anew sun

To burn the unseen

Into memory gone.

With celerity

We live

But it may be time

To slow and reflect

On the child within

The miracle that lives.

I hear celerity

Is out of fashion

In days

Anew.

December 10, 2020

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Letters

I write to you

A love letter

Every day,

Not posted

On my table

They stack,

A monument

To love

And fear,

What might be

Your reply!

December 7, 2020

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