Posted in November 2019, Tanka

November’s Opening Night

November calendar with scattered leaves on it

On a red carpet

Tossing leaves of welcome

November swept in

As the barren trees shivered

And the crescent moon vanished

Tanka

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Posted in Double Butterfly Cinquain, September 2019

Simultaneous Sights and Sounds

Sunset

Last night

The sun painted

The western sky orange red,

While fingers plucked harp strings

Inside.

Soothing sounds enveloped my ears,

Drowning out the darkness

Of reality

Outside.

A home

Just blocks away,

While my ears heard sweet words,

Others were being torn apart

Inside,

As the blackness of a cold heart,

Unleased its bitterness,

Drowning a soul

In tears.

Double Butterfly Cinquain

Posted in November 2018, Shadorma

“Down With a Cold”

Fever, cold, sickness

“Under the weather”

(Whatever that means.)

“Not myself”

“Feeling ill”

(Idioms for I’m not well)

“Abit out of sorts”

Shadorma

The Urban Dictionary says:

“To be under the weather is to be unwell. … Originally it meant to feel seasick or to be adversely affected by bad weather. The term is correctly ‘under the weather bow’ which is a gloomy prospect; the weather bow is the side upon which all the rotten weather is blowing.”

Posted in Etheree, January 2018

Hibernation Thoughts

Sky sunset, dark clouds

Quickly

Moving

Like a river

January

Days swiftly flowing

Into cold, damp, dark nights

Causing man and beast a chill

As they wish for the breath of Spring

To blow across the land once again

Bringing with it longer days and new life.

Etheree