With the Grain

With the Grain

engrained randomness
multidimensional growth
map of a lifetime

lines
random
seemingly
interwoven
seasons on
lifetime’s
map

lines immutable
tracing both surfeit and drought
life ever in flux
strength and weakness on display
record irrefutable

Day Twenty-Eight of 2016 NaPoWriMo.
haiku ~ syllable progression 5-7-5
sept ~ syllable progression 1-2-3-4-3-2-1
tanka ~ syllable progression 5-7-5-7-7

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Vibrant in Passing

Vibrant in Passing

autumn’s fashion show
displayed across Ozark bluffs
umber lacing green

reds
once green
framed in blue
slowly falling
from the sky
autumn
leaves

vibrant in passing
leaves dancing, grasping the air
the days of autumn
prelude to winter’s slumber
conjured by a simple frost

This is my response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #4: Seasons
…to write a poem, naming a season, in one of three formats:
     Sept – seven lines of 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 syllables
     Haiku – three lines of 5-7-5 syllables
     Tanka – five lines of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables
I decided to incorporate all three into one poem.

Ken