A Day Like Any Other
With like minds, we scorn this greeting card holiday,
yet my mind still turns to you, a turn made
nearly every moment since that first turn
on the path that brought our hearts together,
since the first words I wrote for you, words
I would write on any day, even this.
My un-Valentine’s Day poem.
And more words of LOVE.
Veil of Desire
through the long night,
you place a veil between us,
yet shine brightly in my mind,
our union destined to be
a tale for the eons.
Image source: Astronomy Picture of the Day
– Zeta Oph (NASA, JPL-Caltech, Spitzer Space Telescope)
Notes, while driving with a love supreme
(random riffs recorded on the road)
Layer upon layer of clouds holding
a snow that never materialized
deliver a gray light,
but there’s joyful anticipation at the start
of this long drive home like a pulse
of contentment. A love supreme.
Piano pulls me forward with resolve,
when Coltrane comes in
pursuing that love
as drums urge me onward.
Like a psalm rolling through me,
clouds give way to blue sky,
the hint of home drawing me closer
on this long cold drive.
Words of Love
Witness two lovers, sharing their vows.
There is no instantaneous transformation.
Their love is as true before, as it is after,
yet that moment stands frozen in time,
the depth of their love in the words they choose.
Their truth is a song, and no song
that a bird might sing to its mate
could make this more clear to the world.
In Meet the Bar – Metaphorically Speaking, Björn at dVerse asks us to use metaphor
to expand on something to create something entirely new and unique.
Image source: The Guardian
No secret hides within this missive,
this announcement for all to hear.
No message in a bottle
afloat without purpose,
it loudly proclaims
for all to hear,
You have my
This nonet is a response to Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday
#Poetry Challenge No. 141 #PhotoPrompt, with her photo.
loss seems forever
in darkness beyond desire
new needs awaken
one heart touches another
the beauty of new love born
Starting as a senryū, this tanka is my response to
Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge
No. 135 #SynonymsOnly, which offers pretty and ugly as prompt words.
I have used “beauty” and “darkness” as synonyms.
Image source: wallpapers13.com
beneath the light of a thousand
honeyed stars, I breathe
a sweetness found only
in time spent with you
If you want to try magnetic poetry, you can do it online, here.
Background image: NASA/NICER (Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer)
via Astronomy Picture of the Day
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