shared emotion ~ with audio


shared emotion

thought, emotion
in a relay race
through body and mind
each lap igniting sparks
firing across synapses
spoken, unspoken

thought, emotion
facing a tsunami of
slowly seeping away
leaving behind
sodden ash

thought, emotion
in a dull glow
re-firing to
bridge a gap
commune with
the outside world

“shared emotion” originally appeared at bonnie mcclellan’s weblog
during International Poetry Month 2017, where the theme was
“Neural Networks: The Creative Power of Language.”

expressing regret

expressing regret.jpg

expressing regret
in acoustic reflection
from a weary soul

flood of emotions
precious words misspent

burying the past
with blanket of emotions
and a heavy heart

This senryū trio is in response to Haiku Review Challenge – The Staves Winter Trees,
by The Secret Keeper.
The short film offered for review is an animated music video for “Winter Trees” by The Staves, produced by Karni and Saul, found on Vimeo.

Emotion’s Lair

Emotion's Lair

Lost in a maze that binds, confines me
Locked in the prison of my mind
I scratch my way to the light
As I claw my way past
The blackness around
My emotions
This ever


The five word prompts for The Secret Keeper’s Weekly Word Prompt #29 are web, lost, black, scratch and lock.  My response is a nonet.
Nonet ~ a poem of nine lines and a syllable pattern of 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, with rhyme optional

Image source: Wikipedia (User, Chen-Pan Liao)