Heavenly Triangle ~ wayra sequence

Heavenly Triangle

Sol’s light on Gaia
casts shadow into darkness,
yet, in a brief conjunction,
leaves Luna as brilliant
when it sets as when it rises.

Gaia’s Demand

Shine your light my way.
Think not of her icy stare,
bestowed in her insolence.
Instead, illuminate
my daily pirouette for you.

Lunar Lament

Keep it to yourself.
I have no need for your shade,
cast into the darkest night.
This bond I share with Sol
will not suffer from your presence.

Sol’s Dilemma

How is one to choose
between beauties such as these?
Luna, with her nightly glow.
Gaia. So full of life.
May the heavens hold an answer.

I did not stay up for the 3:00am near-total lunar eclipse on 19 November 2021, but I did take this photo at 9:37pm photo of the full moon.  (click image for larger view in new tab)

This wayra sequence is shared with OpenLinkNight at dVerse ~ Poets Pub.

The elements of the wayra are:
                                        ~ a stanza in 5 lines
                                        ~ syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8
                                        ~ no rhyme

behind closed doors ~ wayra

behind closed doors

anxious to escape
regardless of confidence
waiting in the backs of minds
for whispers to be shared
limitations of secrecy

 

This poem, a wayra, is my response to
Sunday Muse #147 and the photo provided.

The elements of the wayra are:
                                        ~ a stanza in 5 lines
                                        ~ syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8
                                        ~ no rhyme

Image source: flickr (meagain625)

 

pretentious altruism ~ wayra

pretentious altruism

social consciousness
embraced with self-interest
camouflaged as compassion
will undermine a cause
to the detriment of others

 

This poem is my response to Poetry Form: The Wayra, the prompt from Grace at dVerse ~ Poets Pub. The wayra is a popular verse form in Peru and Bolivia, originating in an indigenous Quechua language and adopted into Spanish literature.

An additional challenge is to use onomatopoeia in the poem. I’ve addressed that by placing a revision in the comments.

The elements of the wayra are:
                                        ~ a pentastich/a stanza in 5 lines
                                        ~ syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8
                                        ~ no rhyme

Image source: Wikimedia Commons