Nov 18, 2010

Haiku Trio

we get to the business of
putting down our roots.

Be open, tender,
Clean and wise; sheltering strong
Explorable you!

On spring sheets, our feet
Knees thighs hips bellies mouths eyes
Align and align.

I've been gone a while but am happy to return to blogging w/ Jingle's Poets Rally! I wrote this trio some time ago but today feels nice for breaking it out. Happy Rally, everybody.

Oct 26, 2010

Go Optimistic

An optimistic piece for Haiku-Heights' prompt of that same important quality.

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Go optimistic:
A paper kite in the rain
Can still soar so bright.

Oct 25, 2010

Come Off

Here's a haiku from an image prompt at Room for Romance. Also submitting this to Jingle Poetry's Poetry Potluck: Love and Romance.

Come off of your knees:
Don't you see in my heart I'm
Already your wife?

Oct 21, 2010

effect, immense, shimmer

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Immense the unseen
effect of Attraction's
shimmering quiver.

Written for Three Word Wednesday and the keywords effect, immense, shimmer.

Oct 18, 2010

i see

Here's a double etheree (lines ascending from one to 10 syllables, and then descending from 10 to one) that I wrote for a wonderful prompt at Room for Romance. Also submitting this to Jingle Poetry's Poetry Potluck: Love and Romance.

see the
wind-burned doors
hastily locked
rust; holding away
this strange, soft velvety
thing that can only be love
though you keep it without water
it blossoms, unfurls nonetheless
to hope, perfume and resuscitate you;
That's the stuff of my succinct little dream
i see vulnerable, not rusty
i see hopeful youth and vigor
softness, not wind-hardened;
able, and willing to
be foolish again
grab gift of love
see that i'm

Oct 16, 2010

Serenity Now!

"Serenity now!"
Thundered, willed Frank Costanza:
A feverish peace!

Written for Haiku-Heights and the prompt of "serenity."

Oct 15, 2010

Lips Glossy

Pink-blushed cheeks
Being woman
With the long curly lashes of a doll.
Wordle: random words
Wordle inspiration from Big Tent Poetry, a wonderful place!

I only used two words of from the inspiration this week, but I also tried a new form called the tectractys. Below is an excerpt from The Poetry Wagon, where I learned about this form:

**A tetractys is a complete thought written in 20 syllables.
1st line 1 syllable
2nd line 2
3rd line 3
4th line 4
5th line 10

Thanks Amanda for telling me about The Poetry Wagon and this new-to-me form!

Oct 6, 2010

Tumbling Dreams Subside

Tumbling dreams subside . . .
Awake, my heart, to be loved
Rejoice how precious!

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Haiku inspired by: Haiku Heights weekly prompt of Rejoice; Big Tent Poetry's encouragement to borrow a line from another poem; and ABC Wednesday's devotion to the letter "L"--which of course means love.
I came upon Robert Bridges when I looked up the true meaning of delight on His poem  My Delight and Thy Delight led me soon to another called Awake, My Heart, which I abbreviated for line #2 of my Haiku. I want to thank my friend Tumblewords . . . all day long I turned words over in my mind until I found the perfect starting word: Tumbling!

hint, lust, sheen

Without a hint it
Inexplicably happens:
Lust loses its sheen.

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Written for Three Word Wednesday's prompts of hint, lust, sheen.

Oct 5, 2010

There She Goes Again!

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There she goes again!
Pajama-clad afternoon
Where . . . are her real clothes?

Written from a daily prompt at Bamboo Lounge: Write a story about yourself written from your neighbour's perspective. Also going to submit to Jingle's wonderful Thursday Poets Rally!

Sep 29, 2010


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Gonna engulf you:
Hell to those who'd tamper with
My imminent plans!

Check out more items using the three magic words (engulf, imminent, tamper) at Three Word Wednesday!

Sep 27, 2010


When did I demote
You to a duke? It's been years . . . 
Since I called you King!
Image: LanWu at
For the Poetry Potluck at Jingle Poetry (kings, queens & warriors prompt)!

Sacred Passage

Fall's sacred passage:
Like a gold bird's feathers the
Burst of falling leaves.

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Written for Haiku-Heights and the prompt of Sacred.

Sep 23, 2010


Find out what it means:
Give it up to me!

Only a day late for Sensational Haiku Wednesday and just in time for Jingle's Thursday Poets Rally!

Sep 22, 2010

J is for Jingle

This is for my poet friend Jingle! It's brought to you by ABC Wednesday and the letter J!
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J is for Jingle . . .
Joyful encouraging bird
Like sweet sound of bells.

Sep 20, 2010

Springtime! And Nectar!

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Springtime! And Nectar!
Pure bliss 24/7!
My angels just rock.

I wrote this Haiku a while ago, but found it a good fit for Haiku Heights' prompt of "Bliss."

Sep 18, 2010

Exploit's Evidence

Another Wordle prompt from Big Tent Poetry; I also tried a new form this week called an Etheree (thanks for telling me about it, Amanda!). This form uses 10 lines and 1 through 10 syllables, either ascending or descending; it allowed me to use all words in the Wordle.

Exploit's evidence: half-eaten debris
Blurred tongue swarms to embellish answers
Skirt reality, chant garbage
Of our possibilities
But it's temporary . . .
I'm just your dock; a
Straining backbone
Your weight like
A child

Sep 15, 2010

Blueberry Waffles

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Blueberry waffles
Then for lunch, chicken tacos . . .
Tonight, a picnic!

Written for Sensational Haiku Wednesday's prompt "food." This little piece came to me as I finished readying dinner!

Be Hushed

 A fib poem (1 1 2 3 5 8 syllables) for Three Word Wednesday's prompts of demure, offend, volatile.

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Give nothing
That offends sense and
Wakes up that volatile dragon.

I Is For Imagination

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Hold, play, laugh, breathe, stay, believe
Where our love unfolds.

This poem brought to you by ABC Wednesday and the letter I! And my own Imagination!

Sep 13, 2010


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Shackled to home pray:
Recover, relieve, freed by
Written for Haiku-Heights and the prompt Appreciation. 

Sep 11, 2010

Some Superpowers

Some  superpowers
That only melt mascara
Stutter, freeze the heart. 

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Written for Big Tent Poetry and the prompt, "What would you say, if you had not said what you did?"

Sep 9, 2010


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Beauty autumnal:
Rich and warm burnished splendor
Knowing of its grace.

Written for Haiku-Heights and their prompt of Beauty.

Sep 8, 2010

charm, feast, robust

I bet you're robust
Though you charm like a schoolboy:
Oh, to feast on you!

Written for Three Word Wednesday, three keywords in italic. This one doesn't need a picture to accompany. Hoping for some clean inspiration next week, please.       :-)

Belongings, Home

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Liquidate my life
Shed belongings of roof, bed
Fly to a new Home.

Written for Sensational Haiku Wednesday (belong or belonging) and for  ABC Wednesday (using the letter H; which makes me think of Home).

Sep 7, 2010

You Could Rest

Another fib poem (experimental American haiku, 1 1 2 3 5 8 structure). Written for Jingle's Poets Rally Week 28.

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Rest in
Sweet room after room
Of my tender feelings for you!

Sep 4, 2010

Big Tent: Word Pool

A lousy raise communicated by e-mail: that was my inspiration for Big Tent Poetry's weekly prompt. The assignment: to borrow words from whatever struck us at any given moment – finding words from our everyday lives – even if it meant stealing the words of others.

At least "the impersonal nature of this e-mail" ... a great line that wouldn't fit into my fib poem ... was rich with inspiration. All words straight from the boss's e-mail; just shuffled up a bit. :-) The spirit remains the same.

Thank You

For hard work
Your new salary
I am sorry you will see it.

Sep 2, 2010

Soooo Determined

So determined to
Seduce me when all I want:
Peace, silence and thought!

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Sep 1, 2010

break, negative, surface

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Overwhelms, breaks soft places--
Leaves a hard surface.

Written for Three Word Wednesday, three keywords in italic.

G Is For ... Gyrates?

Gym Guy Gyrates
What's he working? Glutes? Please God
Help him finish fast!

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This poem brought to you by ABC Wednesday and the letter G!

Aug 31, 2010

Poets Rally Week 27 Awards!

I want to thank my new friends Jingle and Rosidah for the beautiful awards! Thanks especially to Jingle, just for being you! Five awards from Jingle:

The Most Considerate Poet Award
The Most Stylish Poet Award
The Most Mindful Poet Award

Happy Best Friend Day Award
Talented Blogger Award

An award from Rosidah:

 Friends are the Best Award


Resuscitatable? Mine!

Written for Haiku-Heights and their weekly prompt of "Resurrection."
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Aug 30, 2010

If I Could Lift

Another fib poem (1 1 2 3 5 8).

 If I Could Lift

Could lift
And spin you
Above, hear you laugh
Exuberant and unafraid.

Aug 29, 2010

Jingle Awards!

I'm handing out Jingle Awards to these bloggers of note this week:

Most Creative Blogger:
 for her many talents, including writing a beautiful spur-of-the-moment piece.

Most Elegant Blogger: for many accomplishments this week, including making many of us laugh!
Best Weekly Photo Award: for the lovely picture and poem that is all about home.

~Awards given by way of Jingle's Weekly Poetry Rally. If you haven't done it, give it a try!

Fibs and Other Pursuits

I first heard of Fibonacci and Fib Poetry on Tumblewords's site. Her lovely poem and the short 1 1 2 3 5 8 line structure (each line being the sum of syllables of the preceding two lines) got me intrigued. Here's my first try at telling a fib, and the leisurely pursuit that got me there:

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Last Day

Last Sunday
Need to sun legs, breasts
Grab summer; ironing will wait.

Aug 28, 2010

F Is For . . . Fireworks!

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Fireworks Flowers
Pop up rowdy overhead:
Fruitless try to count!

This poem brought to you by ABC Wednesday and the letter F!

Big Tent Poetry: Hands

Undainty and Large
Undainty and large:
Vein-trees grow atop old scars
But these are strong hands!

Green Beans
Finger, thumb pinch the
Tops off beans; snip-crisp! snip-crisp!
Says dinner to me.

These poems were written for Big Tent Poetry's weekly prompt on hands.

Aug 27, 2010

You're Born

You're born to bitter
Winter but you were conceived . . .
On May's sweet breezes!

Aug 26, 2010

Raise Up, Reach

Raise up, reach, young trees
Let your canopies unfold:
Skies alone hold you!

Thank you to Jingle for the beautiful award!
This was written for Thursday Poets Rally.

Aug 25, 2010

abstain, halo, prayer

Abstaining from prayer
Tuning out the good angel:
Dents to the halo.

This haiku written for Three Word Wednesday; three key words in italic.


Two haiku about my hands on the keyboard. Now they need to go to work!

Bumps on "F" and "J"
Lead me to home row; I wait:
Curved, poised and thinking.

I Hover
I hover and wait . . .
Caressing keys as he pecks
Away at his own.

Aug 24, 2010

Ugly for Women

Ugly for women,
Clip-nailed, large, cut, burned, scarred:
But these hands are strong!

My Hands, Struggle

This week's prompt at Big Tent Poetry is to observe your hands doing a task. Doubt this is my final for the week, but my hands found something last night.

Haiku-Heights, a site that inspired yesterday's Festival haiku, had as last week's prompt, Struggle. A Struggle poem came to me as I brushed my teeth. Could they be more unrelated?

My Hands
Finger, thumb pinch the
Tops off beans; snip-crisp! snip-crisp!
Says dinner to me.

Pull that mule enough . . .
Spend eternity with him
In Nietzche's abyss.

Aug 23, 2010


This week's prompt at Haiku-Heights is Festival, which may be used in the poem, and/or evoked in other ways. Here's what I cooked up for over lunch:

Best end to bad drought:
Thunderclaps electric and
Festivals of rain.

Aug 22, 2010

What makes a perfect life?

I had to write a token poem about the optimism of a brand-new day, but then got to wondering: What makes a perfect life? Leave it to me to wonder what's for dinner in Heaven. Here's a three-pack of hopeful little poems.

Dewy starts the day—
Hopeful young and new, all things
Covered in sparkling dew.

My perfect life—
Hot rich quick and young always
With wind in my hair.

We eat in Heaven?
Drink? Screw? Play games? Sudoku?
We live beneath clouds.

How to Join the Circus

How to Join the Circus

Here's info on Big Tent Poetry, a fun site to help you explore your mind!

Aug 21, 2010

Interesting Challenge: Big Tent Poetry

Wordle: Big-Tent-Poetry-Wordle-3

Earlier today, I came across this challenge on a poetry prompt site. The goal: write a poem using as many (or any!) of the words featured in this Wordle.

I wrote four haiku! Since only two entries are allowed, I have to cull. The first one uses eight words of the 13 provided--tough in a haiku! The second uses six. Enjoy~

Old car’s fluid streams
From baked, dry, blown summer hose:
Too many zeroes.

My share of zeroes;
Overbaked and blown, old streams
Dry to my silk hose.


we get to the business of
putting down our roots.