rustling in forest
leaves whisper in ancient tongue
known in any age
swirls rising from forest floor
speak of autumn’s arrival
This tanka is my response to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #273,
where the prompt words are forest and whisper.
Image source: unsplash.com / Autumn Mott Rodeheaver
empty of promise
fields lie barren and fallow
to be whole in spring
This haiku is my response to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #272,
where the prompt words are empty and whole.
Image: A Fallow Field, by James David Smillie, 1885
crossing to recross
there is no coincidence
twisted paths of fate
This senryū is my response to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #266,
where the prompt words are twisted and cross.
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faint rustle of leaves
wind swaying willow branches
ripple touching shore
This haiku is my response to RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #262,
where the prompt words are ripple and wind.
Image source: pxhere.com
listening to tones
failing hearing test
ringing ears a detriment
higher pitches go unheard
This tanka is my response to
RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt #249,
with the words pitch and tone.
Image source: worldartsme.com
my past shapes
the path I follow
walking in circles
I face myself
This art is offered by Ronovanwrites at Guess That Art IV, for observation and inspiration.
Image source: Whitney Mueum of American Art – Iberic, © Carmen Herrera (acrylic on canvas board)
Jackson Pollock, untitled (1941)
Inner turmoil long restrained,
draining all strength,
seeks an outlet.
Vision, a product of light,
rises from darkness,
no longer contained.
even in the light,
is still darkness.
With Guess That Art III, Ronovan asks us to write a poem inspired by a painting, artist and title unnamed. Coincidentally, the night before the prompt, I finished reading the autobiography of Thomas Hart Benton, in which a late chapter (added in a later revision) discussed this artist, Jackson Pollock. It prompted me to look for examples of his work. I was surprised by this piece, untitled (1941), and a few others as they are not the sort of work I associated with him.
Image source: wikiart.org