Lessons from nature

The form chosen is Alphabet Haiku for Tanka Tuesday Poetry Prompt Modern haiku form created by  Beatrice Evans, aka Ronnica at AllpoetryIt requires only strict 5/7/5 syllable construction.It is formulistic, with all words beginning with the same letter.There is no requirement for aha moment and punctuation and metaphor and photos are permitted. nature nominatesnewbies - no nagging … Continue reading Lessons from nature


watch the orange orb go down reluctantlyas if it is still thirstyto swallow the sky darkening skies terrorize me with secretsnot knowing what to expectI shut eyes to sleep hope I don't dream of glistening silver swordsdrop like comets in the nightto tear me apart it has been the longest day ever - waiting-warriors on … Continue reading Horror

Power is contextual

Viktor Frankl made me feel immensely powerful – in the small gap between stimulus and response. I have a choice here – to do or not do something. It makes life worthwhile. The person opposite me, too, wields the same power. And it may not be aligned to my life path or strategy, or designed … Continue reading Power is contextual


life is expecting the unexpected - to tear you out of comfort zones, propel action in new directions; unseen paths beckon with promise - it just might be good for me https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/05/10/tankatuesday-poetry-challenge-no-273-specificform/


The form used is EP Johnson Quintet The form is stanzaic, consisting of two or more quintets. It is of Canadian origin. The rhyme scheme is abbba accca…etc.  (Indicating that the ending words of L1 and L5 are repeated in each stanza.) It is syllabic: 8/9/9/9/8 Can this ever be home for me? I look at teal and … Continue reading Incompatible

Whyquain – Beginnings and Endings

Whyquain A form invented on AllPoetry.com by Gloria Kim, aka Porphery.  It is a single verse of five iambic tetrameter lines in monorhyme which answers some asked or un-asked question. POEM why do we think in clean, straight linesor in a curve of some design?reach points - circles can't determinethoughts unhinged, in shapes redefinedAre we … Continue reading Whyquain – Beginnings and Endings


The form used is Kimo - Israeli version of Haiku with 10,7,6 syllables dipping in the blues shows different worlds,fear in their eyes - my sharpnessmirrors insanity witnessing the power of unknown depthsunfathomable - their ownreflections drive judgment submarines constructed to explore whatlies below vision limitsdisturb my peace - again https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/04/19/tankatuesday-poetry-challenge-no-270-photoprompt/


The king of the jungle is called so, because other animals fear his power to harm. I wonder if democracy is just a garb for imposed assumptions. They manipulate you into believing that a powerful ruler protects you against harm. The harm done to your independence is not mentioned. We pay to be controlled. it's … Continue reading Representatives


fickle-mindednessdescribes generation gapsDo I rememberwhat I dreamt about in youthwhere have I finally reached?-graveyards of experience https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/03/29/tankatuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-251-shareyourday/