Sunday, November 17, 2013

Balance

Yes, it has been a while since I wrote and posted a poem. This came from the prompts from a Yahoo writer's group I belong to (CHPercolators). Enjoy!

In the province of apathy the scarabs drive, heading to the scales of fate

Driving to see if the feather of truth balances each their weight

If the scales balance, the scarab becomes the feather - free to stay or fly as she chooses

If the scales tip, the scarab once again becomes the beetle coming forth from the dung to climb the seven rungs, at each level asking his heart not to stand witness against him

But first they must cross the sands of apathy, where they may yet drown and never again be found

For such are the vagaries of Fate

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Haiku for Mars

So, NPR posted about MAVEN sending haiku to Mars - and of course, I took up the challenge. The first stanza is all that was submitted (only one entry per person for this one)...

Haiku/Senyru to the Red Planet

Red planet, sister
what lessons can you teach us
before it's too late?

Red planet, brother
what wars decimated you
long 'ere I was born?

Red planet, mother
did your people flee here
for a better life?

Red planet, father
protector or destroyer
sent us sons of strife

Red planet, beacon
lesson for us all on Earth
to reconnect with her

Red planet, ghost of
things yet to come, future can
be changed; can we choose?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Day 16 - Focus

Focus
Brings into being
That which is focused upon

Focus
Draws out the light
Draws in the darkness

Draw out the light
Draw out the laughter
Draw out the twinkle
That lives on ever after

Draw in the darkness
Draw in the night
Draw in the sorrow
Lose sight of the light

Focus on the light
Drown out the darkness
Draw out the twinkle
That lives on ever after

Monday, April 15, 2013

Day 15 - #3 - Industrial Heritage


Inspired by a TEDTalk on Industrial Heritage by Timothy Scarlett:

Writing the biography of
a building
a machine
a kiln
a workplace
a residence

Dissecting and examining the remains
of all of the above

Tying the threads of
human history
the concrete jungle
the wild heritage roses
the industrial revolution
the aesthetics of industrial decline

What are we leaving for 
the archeologists
the paleontologists
the curiosity seekers
of the future
to find
to dissect
to analyze
and to theorize
about?

Day 15 - #2 - For


Also inspired by the TEDTalk by Tim Gallaway:

Silence for serenity
Windsong for peace
Birdsong for love
Rapids for cleansing
Flats for clarity

Ah, the sounds of nature!

Day 15 - #1 - Nature vs Concrete

A haiku/senyru inspired by a TEDTalk video by Tim Gallaway:

Spiritual moments
Awakening in nature
how, Concrete Jungle?

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Day 8, #2 - Windy Haiku

Wind, blustery, gust
Bird feeder falls, windchimes sing
April more like March