Understanding grows in words spoken
between kindred souls as eyes meet
in a shared spark ignited.
No simple chemistry
explains emotions
consuming them,
the sheer joy
as hearts

that heady perfume
permeating my senses
washing over me in waves
keeping me afloat with love

heartbeat so simple
its rhythm measuring love
your presence the source

A nonet, a tanka, and a senryū for Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday
#Poetry Challenge No. 122

And from my archives (for those with the time):
wide open
Between & In Between
just a single kiss
When the Day Met the Night
a heartbeat races


darkest night – senryū



your failing breath
through a broken window
moon shadow
                    Rachel Sutcliffe

darkest night
like your breathing
lost moonlight

Rachel Sutcliffe, an accomplished and recognized haiku poet,
died this past week. My senryū is a response to
Frank Tassone’s #Haikai Challenge #70: Rachel Sutcliffe,
which asks us to use one of Rachel’s poems as inspiration.

Join Frank’s challenge or read other responses Here.

Image: moon over Missouri