Fall's fading embrace
Promises a future spring
As your lips touch mine,
Your last breath reassuring
"Goodbye" is not forever.
by Margaret Bednar
The above poem is a Tanka for "One Stop Poetry Form Monday". I suppose one could say it is similar to a haiku, but more difficult. The traditional Tanka hints at a season and has a 5-7-5-7-7 syllable count. What I find intriguing is that the third line is the "bridge" and actually ties two poems that could stand on their own, together. I believe it is supposed to involve the senses more than sentiment. I'm thinking mine leans more towards sentiment, but this is my attempt. Click on One Stop (above) to learn more. This week it is co-hosted with Lady Nyo. She has a book coming out soon via lulu.com entitled "White Cranes of Heaven". The second photo above is for "Macro Monday."
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We had wonderful weather this past weekend. Or so we thought, we transplants from the northern state of Michigan. Almost 60 degrees, I believe. Which means shorts and t-shirts for our gang - we did get a few strange looks from people who were still wearing jackets. The photo below is for "The Creative Exchange". None of them are perfectly lit, but I believe they capture the joy of the moment.
Skipping and laughing
Hearts soaring with spring's promise
Bliss is this moment
The above poem is for the February Monthly "Haiku Challenge". The prompt word is "bliss".
The photo below is for "Patterns and Repetitions in February".
I played hooky from house work and today I am suffering the consequences. Isn't that when we pitch more than we keep? It does make things easier - and it's a good thing the kids are in school when this style of "cleaning" occurs!