your mate with just a blush of red
never far from your side
in your brilliance
cardinal or otherwise
there is no sin in your presence
This gogyohka is my response to Colleen’s #TankaTuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 255: #Tastetherainbow, in which we are to use the syllabic form of our choice with
a color of our choice.
at the bird feeder
squirrel stealing seeds
The prompt for Carpe Diem
– Exploring the Beauty of Haiku
is to write a haiku using the apokoinou
technique of writing – the second line acts
as an extension for the first line
and as a beginning for the third line.
brilliant red on a gray day
silent falling mist
Today is National Haiku Poetry Day
~ Day 17 ~
red meets dusky red
cardinal feeding its mate
new life beginning
This haiku is my response to Seeing Red!, from Sarah
in Poetics at dVerse Poets Pub.
April is National/Global Poetry Writing Month, and this also meets the Early Bird prompt at napowrimo.net, which is to write a poem about your favorite bird.
I see it daily, that rent along a cedar branch waiting to fall forty feet to the ground. Months have passed since a heavy snow tore the limb from its roots, a cardinal that frequents it a reminder that life goes on. There it hangs, framed in a pane above my laptop, waiting for me to write something, like tearing down the ghost of a memory of nothing good, long out of sight and begging to just let it die.
releasing the past
resolutely moving on
without looking back
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