earthweal EWC — every atom…

Every atom gets its chance to be every thing. When the Chinese call it the 10,000 things, I thought it was just an expression to encompass all, no matter how many. What I know now is that the term is talking about opportunity rather than quantity. In the beginning, when atoms were trying to figure…

dVerse — MTB 230 — Outside my Door

Outside My Door The driveway’s wet sloping back ends at a green-fringed white-crystalled skirtthat traps tantalizing fragrance withinits folds. Trauma-stilled, crunchy stepsimprint on a swollen body that one daywill melt away to nothing but mud.   image link Grace is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics. Grace says:The Writing Challenge: Write a poem utilizing either Personification…

earthweal OLW 52 — Vicarious

Apologies for the shaky jumbly recording; a videographer I ain’t. Today, on this sunny but cold winter day most stayed home. Some didn’t, like me. After library curbside pickup, I drove out to Lake MI in hopes the dunesand hadn’t blocked the road to the state park’s parking lot. It hadn’t. Eric Clapton’s Journeyman bluesing…

earthweal OLW 51 — This Place

This Place At the earth’s edge there is water, and from water we see the earth. Two elements, united by the wind. Congregated by amorphous clouds is the infinite blueness of the sky. The majesty sets our minds on fire. At sunset is the gleaming brilliance of fire. Red lights the ripples of dark water,…

Dancing in the Dark

As I’m looking through poems for a submission for a chapbook, I came across this. Not sure which blog had the prompt question, but here it is and my response. The poem is a modified Minute Poem form.  Image is “An Intruder in the Forest,” by Rodulfo. In the shadows, did you ever secretly wish…

Haikai Challenge #170: Christmas Queen

She of red-crested head, hungry,dwarfs her cagemate with grace.Queen of woodpeckers visitsthis Christmas morning. image link Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge. Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states, or alludes to, any of the Kigo cited above. Please reference which Kigo/Date to…

dVerse — Poetics 434 — Croaked

Once upon a Spring… Penny did her usual afternoonstroll in the forest; crocus and lily-of-the-valleyperfumed the trail. Birds sang from treetops; spring peepers called from the pond. Inhaling deeply and sighing, Penny felt a contentmentshe could only find at this time of the year. Lost in her thoughts, she heard the loud croak of a…