Posted in Cinquain

Old Sayings

Tree with birds
Paper Collage Art by Leonas Designs ©️2020

Tis said

“You’re known by

The company you keep,” or

“Birds of a feather flock together”

Tis true?

Cinquain

Posted in May 2019, Triolet

How Many Roads?

Image of Bob Dylan
Happy 78th Birthday to Bob Dylan!

How many roads have you trod

In those earthly shoes?

Though worn and weary yet you’d plod,

How many roads have you trod?

Through city streets or soggy sod,

Doin your best, payin your dues,

How many roads have you trod,

In those earthly shoes?

Triolet

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind, The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

—Bob Dylan

Happy 78th Birthday today to Bob Dylan!

Posted in October 2018, OctPoWriMo 2018, Triolet

If I Were You

Question mark

I really don’t know what I’d do

If I were you and you were me

I might celebrate my debut

I really don’t know what I’d do

I might enjoy me being you

But us being reversed is a mystery

I really don’t know what I’d do

If I were you and you were me

Triolet

#OctPoWriMo Day 12

Word Prompts:

should, might, consider, absolute, discover

Posted in March 2018, Triolet

Writer’s Question

Pencil, notepad, crumpled paper

What should I write about?

Something I seek or see?

Something that deserves a shout?

What should I write about?

Things that I believe or doubt?

Something I hope or dream will be?

What should I write about?

Something I seek or see?

Triolet

Posted in March 2018, Senryu

Writer’s Question

Speak, Listen

Write every day.

I must have a lot to say.

Does anyone read?

Senryu

Many of us wonder this I am sure.

Though I don’t write to receive feedback it is always appreciated.

Thank you for reading my poems and all the likes and comments you’ve posted over the years. 😊

Posted in November 2017, Tanka

Question for Seekers

Seek and ye shall find.

What is it that you search for?

Are you in the right place?

Acorns aren’t found beneath

The branches of Maple trees

Tanka

I was prompted to write this poem today as I happened to see a little gray squirrel searching for food just outside my window. The little guy was actively checking out every flower pot, tree and place in the yard apparently looking for something to fill up his winter pantry. However, the trees in my backyard are only Maple and Evergreen, so he was coming up empty if he was looking for acorns. This caused me to consider what it was I was looking for in life and to ask myself if I was looking for it in the right places. Something we all should stop and think about occasionally