Larix decidua ‘Pendula’ / Weeping European larch and dVerse OLN

Rising from the soil as Kun rises from water a green furred dragon. Brown scales gleam when she rests, as heaven’s grace flows to and fro. Lillian is today’s host of dVerse’ Open Link Night. One of my old co-workers in the juvenile probation officer job ended up leaving and putting his teaching degree to…

Haikai Challenge 194: clear [spring-] water (shimizu)

    First attempt at a tanka haiga.  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) that alludes to clear [spring-] water (shimizu).

dVerse — OLN 285 — Clearing Power Lines

Great grinding jaws stalk dormant leafless stretches ofbirch and pine. Hawks huntfleeing hare and mice, afrightunder a pale yellow sun. For months, a crew of tree service people have been working to clear the power lines on a five-mile stretch of road (and probably more, but I only see them on the stretch I regularly…

The Sunday Muse 148 — Distracted

Light slides foreverdown your silky thigh, launchpadfor erotic flight.Warm milk calls pussy awayas angled skin joins in play.     This may be my first erotic tanka!  Great photo to write to for a cold February afternoon. Shay is today’s host of The Sunday Muse.

dVerse — MTB 227 — Angels Near

Once peery twinkles, now opaque orbs. Ears batten, echoed messengers. Loved ones murmur denouement. Angels’ whooshes take me home. Image:  “Angel Wings and Heaven,” by Sherri’s of Palm Springs. Frank J. Tassone is today’s host of dVerse‘ Meet the Bar.  Frank says: Let us write our own Jisei. Write a haikai (haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka,…