Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wait for it-

Hop on up to the edge and commit;
It'd be a shame to quit.

Hey, step back a bit,
Wait for it-

I promise hard ground you will not hit;
Just don't look down in the pit.

Hey, step back a bit,
Wait for it-

It'll be over lickety split;
Adventure worth every bit.
Hey, step back a bit,

Wait for it-


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Cup and Coaster's Ecstasy

Toad's Sunday Mini-challange was to write a love poem between to inanimate objects, so here is my tanka between a Cup and Coaster which I've also combined with the fitting Carpe Diem prompt: Ecstasy.

As days grow colder,
our meetings fewer--shorter;
On top at long last,
let me ride to ecstasy,
until my wetness soaks through

Friday, July 19, 2013

Ducklings Swim

ducklings swim near the shaded banks
while otters play devious pranks
on mellifluous lake fae
evading the water spray
toads cheer from sinking lilies
for more games and sillies
as the sun scorches shaded flanks
ducklings swim away giving thanks

By Fr.Latreille (Own work) [GFDL
or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Real Toad's Friday promptArtistic Interpretation "Dog Days of Summer" with Margaret

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Open Heart Lune

open heart cradles
the entire world
rock gently

Going back to the La Lune for for dVerse and which kind of a variation on haiku for Carpe Diem.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


On hot summer days
Humidity haze
Escaping sun's rays
Country music plays
Back porch cabernets
Steak, cole-slaw, and maize

pungent thunder
sweeping me from the porch
sirens call foul


A Lai poem for dVerse's Open Link Night and a Haiku for Carpe Diem's Special #47.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood

The Red Cape - Claude Monet

It's off to Grandmother's I go
My red hood keeps out winds that blow
The way through the forest I know
Skip to and fro, Skip to and fro

Is that a wolf I hear howling
Not a time for leisure strolling
With that low menacing growling
Must get rolling, Must get rolling

Experimenting with a new form for today, Monotetra. Shared with Toad's open link.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Baseball Tableau

sit back and listen
as Mike calls the game
the boys of summer
are taking the field
for fun in the sun
beneath Arched gateway

Opening Day 2007: St. Louis Cardinals


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Summer Mirage Tableau

Late day sun hitting
Back patio grill
Heat radiating
Beer tastes of weekend
Cruel heat mirage
As Wednesday withers

Shared with dVerse's Poetics.

Friday, July 12, 2013


summer dresses swing
in the humid evening breeze
lovers holding hands

By Kor!An (Андрей Корзун) (Own work)
[CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

in the stillness
between the arrival of guests
the peonies                                      (Buson)

gossiping of love affairs
blush at the sordid details            (zennjennc)


A haiku for haiku friday and haiku heights and a tan renga for Carpe Diem. If you read them together you can tell I've been watching too much of the Syfy show Defiance, but that's not what I intended when I wrote them. ;)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Weeping Web

Dew Nugget ~ by Scott Holmes

A lack-luster lover caught
Widow's woven web trap
As Dawn dreams of day break
Delicate dew drops weep


Shared with dVerse Form for All, which is accentual-alliteration today. I keep mine short, but I think I kept with the Bang, Bang, Bang, Crash feel. I even added some alliteration into the title :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Haiku: Writing Courage (trio)

Only frowns dispayed
Punished for revealing
The insiders view

Excitement faded
Measured not by my talents
My words locked away

More than ten years pass
Ink and quills gathering dust
Until courage shines


Monday, July 8, 2013

sea lullabies

as she rocks to sleep
sailors beneath the moonless sky

Setting Sun Outer Banks, NC


Shared with imaginary garden with real toads Open Link Monday.