When Will I See?
Different, this distance
in time of sickness. Neighbor
more distant than new moon
beyond my reach.
Within sight again,
soon enough, will it taunt me
with its presence, my neighbor
still out of sight?
This is my second response to Poetics: Now I Can…, from Mish at dVerse PoetsPub.
She offers the haiga shown above, with a quote by Mizuta Masahide,
“Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.”
huddled in darkness
overwhelming fear of plague
no comfort in stars
This senryū is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday
#Poetry Challenge No. 170: #ThemePrompt,
where the theme is The Night Sky.
Image source: Yale University Art Gallery – Starry Night, by Jean-François Millet
in time of sickness
neighbors become more distant
fearful of disease
care given to those in need
while staying ever mindful
This tanka is my response to Poetics: Now I Can See…,
from Mish at dVerse Poets Pub.
Image source: ukiyo-e.org – Convalescence, by Mizuno Toshikata
singing, sighing, crying
21 March 2020 ~ World Poetry Day
The Color of Rain
Glad, the days when I hear
the colors in the sky
speaking through the rain,
their voices telling the rain,
“Listen closely and hear
the beauty of the sky.
Your own voice within the sky
is most welcome, rain,
joined with ours for all to hear.”
Glad too, the rain, to hear such welcome in the sky.
This is my response to Words and picture poetry challenge – 1, from Jane Dougherty, where she offers the Francis Ledwidge poem “Thomas McDonagh” with the challenge that we use three words from the poem as the end-of-line words in a tritina, with the Ledwidge poem as inspiration. (a variance, on my part, here)
Tritina ~ a poem with three three-line stanzas and a fourth stanza of one line
~ the same three end words used in the first three stanzas, in this order in successive stanzas: 1,2,3; 3,1,2; 2,3,1
~ the last, one-line stanza using the three words
“The repetition of words in a Tritina makes this form a good match for
a story that uses common speech, for in conversation the repetition of key words is common.” (poetscollective.org)
The three words used here are hear, sky and rain (1,2,3)
Also shared with Open Link Night #262, at dVerse Poets Pub.
Image source: freeimages.com / Michael Koralewski