Pride: The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu

The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu: Pride* *A collaboration with Rosema from A Reading Writer Rosema writes short fiction, poems and posts about the books she’s reading. Hop on over to check out her site and pick up a recommendation or two for your next read. The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu: PRIDE ~ ~ ~ Lionize me now. There ain’t no vainglory here I’m the best there is. ~ ~ ~ Stand tall but know when it’s your turn to bow down ‘cause– life’s a turning wheel. ~ ~ ~ To be continued tomorrow with another deadly sin and … Continue reading Pride: The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu

Envy: The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu

The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu: Envy* *A collaboration with Rosema from A Reading Writer Rosema writes short fiction, poems and posts about the books she’s reading. Hop on over to check out her site and pick up a recommendation or two for your next read. The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu: ENVY ~ ~ ~ He own things I lack. She wore sequined heels, I want. Why I lack a lot? ~ ~ ~ He’s not more lucky. I don’t need those leather boots. I don’t covet things. ~ ~ ~ To be continued tomorrow with another deadly sin … Continue reading Envy: The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu

Earth’s Children

Earth’s Children* *Collaboration with Carol from WritersDream9 A collaboration with Carol from WritersDream9 If you love haiku, haiga, tanka and flash fiction–you should visit her site. She writes with amazing clarity, depth and spirituality. This time we chose to do a double etheree. Enjoy!   Pollution lies so heavy on the earth The clouds of excess hang low and dark Block out the stars that shine above Creating an imbalance Street lights can’t compensate Our children are sick Allergic Toxic In Need Of love Clean water Breathable air Food that’s not tainted Animals to learn from Clear skies to stargaze at … Continue reading Earth’s Children

Night Life

Night Life* A collaboration with Carol from WritersDream9 If you love haiku, haiga, tanka and flash fiction–you should visit her site. She writes with amazing clarity, depth and spirituality. Night Life Stars illuminate Brighten the lonesome night An Owl passes Stars shoot overhead Chase the owl across the sky Owl dives to catch prey A meteor flashes Its tail wiggles with sparkles Tiny diamonds Owl looks skyward Meteor reflects in eyes That long to catch it He holds wisdom Made of stardust gems His mate approaches She comes with owlets feathers askew, they toddle Talons leave snow tracks Chorus of hoots … Continue reading Night Life

Road to Recovery

*Road to Recovery *A collaboration with Annie from What the Woman Wrote We attempted the ninefold poem and survived the experience! Thank you Annie for taking that poetic journey with me! It has nine syllable per line, three lines per stanza, three stanzas per poem. The first stanza represents an aspect of the body; the second stanza an the aspect of mind; the third stanza an aspect of the spirit. It made me miss my sonnets. They aren’t as tough. *Road to Recovery O.D. on poetry–my brain burns my eyes, worn out from the syllables ideas spike through my veins, make them throb these thoughts, … Continue reading Road to Recovery

Pathogenic Poetry

*Pathogenic Poetry *A collaboration with Annie from What the Woman Wrote Thank you Annie for teaching me a new form, a Nove Otto. It is a nine-lined poem with 8 syllables per line. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aacbbcddc. Since that wasn’t enough of a challenge, we did a second Nove Otto and reversed the rhyme scheme. ‘Cause we’re cool like that. 😉 Pathogenic Poetry It’s contagious that poetry Like virus, taking over me Its bite is quite Insidious Taking root deep inside the heart Send pathogens to pick apart Those little darn things, devious Make me grab pens and start … Continue reading Pathogenic Poetry

Wrath: The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu

The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu: Wrath* *A collaboration with Rosema from A Reading Writer Rosema writes short fiction, poems and posts about the books she’s reading. Hop on over to check out her site and pick up a recommendation or two for your next read. The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu: WRATH ~ ~ ~ Gun locked and loaded. Chamber a round, set my sights– unload bullet’s wrath. ~ ~ ~ Blood pours from killed foe does it bring equal justice, or your mind’s own peace? ~ ~ ~ To be continued tomorrow with another deadly sin and another … Continue reading Wrath: The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu

Sloth: The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu

The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu: Sloth* *A collaboration with Rosema from A Reading Writer Rosema writes short fiction, poems and posts about the books she’s reading. Hop on over to check out her site and pick up a recommendation or two for your next read. The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu: SLOTH ~ ~ ~ Sun sets and rises, I’m unmoved in unmade bed, tomorrow, I’ll move. ~ ~ ~ Get up, get moving– ignore the couch, your enemy– turn off the tv. ~ ~ ~ To be continued tomorrow with another deadly sin and another senryu… ~ ~ … Continue reading Sloth: The Seven Deadly Sins of Senryu