painting by Ichiro Tsuruta 鶴田-郎, 1954 Her face a white mask, stone jewels her guardians; carnellian lips her invitation; a portal each escapes into — doom’s dissonant stay. The form is Gogyohka. The poem is directly inspired by Kerfe’s artwork and poetry based on ventriloquist dummies and by our dialogue in the comments for it….
Draw a Bird Day — July 8, 2021 — Eastern Bluebird male
Birds are icons across cultures serving as feathered pantheon of our attributes and emotions. Sorrows plummet on crow’s wings. Joy’s infusion in a bluebird’s sighting. The drawing is the first time I’ve used a youtube how-to video to draw anything. It works pretty well especially since it can be paused and replayed. The dimensions are…
dVerse — Poetics — Parked
The old bus had taken her places; now here it sits, akilter, its tired warnings burnt out long ago. photo from Glenn A. Buttkus’ facebook site, “South Sound Minimalist Photos” Today’s offering is in gogyohka form. Many thanks to Glenn for his graciousness in offering us a chance to write to his wonderful minimalist photographs….
#Haikai Challenge #181: waters warming (mizu nurumu)
A beige skirt with white fringe.Blue fabric flutters in warmth’s light. Crystals flee in spring’s breeze;open wave promises ofplaid blankets and plover races. top photo taken in February 2020. video taken March 5, 2021. Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge. Frank says:Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu,…
dVerse — OLN — Best Turkey of the Bunch
Dead, unfallen leaves shine brighterThan the weak beam of our faded star.As we walk with hope to cast our voteFor the best turkeys in the running,The whole world is watching. Bjorn is today’s host of dVerse’ Open Link Night, which was also a live event.
Haikai Challenge #148: summer meadow (natsuno) Search for midsummer dessert
Black tree silhouettes against an orange canvas set a background for deer grazing the summer meadow. They step closer to the house – and the apple tree, hoping for small early fallen fruit; crunchy dessert after the delicious yet limp blades of grass. This gogyohka form poem was inspired by an incident yesterday….
#Haikai Challenge #142: firefly, lightning bug (hotaru) — language of love
Understanding the mysteries of the language of love takes warm midsummer nights under the full moon – fireflies signal lifelong devotion Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge. Frank says: This week, write the #haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the…