running overmelding into others-surfacescolors, emotions-leave itenriched, unmerged Alliterisen Alliterisen is as follows:  1st line- x syllables2nd line- x+2 syllables3rd line- x-1 syllables4th line- (x+2)-1 syllables5th line- x-2 syllables6th line- (x+2)-2 syllables Written for Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Weekly Prompt


Naga Chilly

hooked by uncertaintyshe is hot, she's spicyeyes shut- just taste, don't see-she shocks, she numbs bright red naga chillycompels cooks to sweetenfor palates unbeaten-balanced dishes Chosen form is Abhanga The Abhanga is: stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains (4 line stanzas). syllabic, 6/6/6/4 syllables each rhymed L2 and L3 rhyme. Often internal rhyme is employed. End … Continue reading Naga Chilly


what happens there on lazy afternoonsshe sees storms swirling in her cup of teawar beckoned, and the soldier left with glee a soldier's wife counts days, then the moonssatiny comfort does not count as boon she hears bombs explode, but no one agrees-a broken plane just landed on the tree she hides between notes as … Continue reading War


The chosen form is American Sentence American Sentence: Invented by Allen Ginsberg.An American haiku variation. 17 syllables written in a sentence.Any topic. She transmutes dreams, turns them over to the sales department for profits. Written for Tanka Tuesday Weekly Prompt Synonyms used Change - transmute Grow - turn over

Fear encompasses Sanity

claustrophobic between the greysfear encompasses sanitymoving reflections challenge cloudsredefine windy climes a shadow moves slowlyat snail’s pacein the depth of the oceandisconnects from skiesI know it’s moving towards me I heave a sigh of reliefit becomes a boatagainst dark silhouettesto take me to distant shoreswhere the sky is blue I letdemonic dreamsoverpower oceansdive in straight- … Continue reading Fear encompasses Sanity


do you flee the scenewhen things come apart; you missnew doors opening do you recoil fromdeath? life waiting outside goesback disappointed feet held steadfastlyto the ground cannot perceivewings waiting to sprout fear protects; disarmspotential; distrust bouncessaviors at the gate learn to recognizecatalysts; they might take youwhere you want to go Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge

Uplifting blues

she scoops her insidessurvives dreamy rideson golden sands, oceans blueauthenticitybold vivacitybanishes clouds, skies are blue I see her flash smilesstretching empty milesLet me see your soul, I saysilence engulfs windssongs unheard-she singsfrom other dark worlds she slays it's chilly out theresnowy paths nightmarewhat will warm you up, she asksfind your soul, let burnlet energy churnbask … Continue reading Uplifting blues