Posted in Syllabic Verse

The April Days Speak

Goldfinches in a golden tree

The days

Ramble on

Speaking

Nothing

Diverse

Until a

Goldfinch

Visits

Bringing

Color

And a

Glimpse

Of joy

Suddenly

The days

Become

Alive

With hope

Speaking

New life

Will soon

Arrive

Syllabic Verse

Posted in Choka

The Leaves Speak of Life

Leaves of Spring plants

Leaves surround me

As I walk thru my garden,

Those of Bleeding Hearts

And Roses of all colors,

Lilacs and Lilies,

Leafy green Vincas and Ferns,

All speak to me of life,

That in the dark days of winter

Seemed lost, but was asleep.

Choka

NaPoWriMo Day 11–Prompt: significance of flowers, but I chose to write about the leaves instead as they are what are most prominent now, since many plants aren’t blooming but are leafing out.

Posted in Syllabic Verse

Flu

Corona Virus symbol

Some words we like

Others not so much

These days it’s true

There’s one word

No one wants to hear

“CoronaVirus”

We can’t stop our ears

From hearing it’s sound

Or close our eyes

To block it from sight

But we can focus

Our minds to not dwell

On this dismal word

We can use prayer

To ask for our God’s help

And for His wisdom

And strength at this time

Syllabic Verse

Praying this word is soon no longer part of our vocabulary.

Posted in August 2018, Cinquain

Presidental Proverb

Teddy Roosevelt pic and quote

“Speak softly”

Said Roosevelt

“And carry a big stick”

Passive-Agressive acumen

Old adage

Cinquain

On my walk today I met a gentleman who, in actuality, was walking with a big stick.

As we passed by one another and nodded a greeting, I spoke the quote to him and he smiled. “ Teddy Roosevelt” he said.

“ Oh, I thought it was Snoopy!” I said laughing.

When I got home a Google search proved the stick walker was right!

Guess I got my history lesson for the day!

Plus, a poem inspiration. 😊

https://historynewsnetwork.org/blog/122544

Posted in July 2018, Rhyme

Two Words

Two Words, Hope, Despair

I shot a cruel word into the air

Hitting the tablet of a heart

It crushed and laid it bare

I shot a kind word into the air

With loving thought and care

A hope and dream it did impart

Rhyme

Words have power to destroy or build up.

Think before you speak.

Posted in June 2018, Tanka

Listen to the Lyrics

Some words on paper

Come alive and touch people

The alphabet will speak

A heartfelt message of truth

To those willing to hear

Tanka

(Video: Live Performance of MARCIN rapping the lyrics to his newest song “War With gods” (ISRC: QZDA51801260) on stage at “Locals 2 Legends” Show Beaverton, OR 6/15/18)

(MARCIN is my grandson)

Posted in March 2018, Syllabic Verse

Expressions

Ocean, sand, heart

The words

You speak

Charm me

But then

Your loud

Actions

Erase

Them all

Syllabic Verse

“Actions speak louder than words” —Author Unknown

Sources say that this expression dates back as far as 1628. It was first used in its current form in the USA by Abraham Lincoln in 1856.