Friday, April 28, 2017

X is for eXPRESS THE LONGINGS #PoetryMonth #AtoZ

April #AtoZChallenge and #PoetryMonth
 
Three goals I had in mind while writing my collection of linked poetry:
1. To celebrate my appreciation of life
2. To experience the process of writing linked poetry, a form of Japanese renshi
3. To give thanks for and better appreciate a life well-lived.
 
The flowers are a colorful bonus for the #AtoZChallenge
 
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X is for eXpress and  Xyris Difformis

 
eXPRESS THE LONGINGS
 
Paris in the ‘70’s inspired
you to express
the longings deep within
To hear the music that your soul played
Whenever spirits craved
Encouragement 

Euphoria filled the air as you
Strolled the boulevards
and Champs Élysée,
Searching 

Diamonds were not treasures worth
your heart strings, in a place
where wine
and chocolate
Co-exist
 
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Is youth anymore memorable than current times? For myself, I prefer to continue making memories rather than sitting back and reveling in the playful days gone by. Every once in a while, though, it is fun to reminisce.
 
 

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

W is for WICKED #PoetryMonth #AtoZ

April #AtoZChallenge and #PoetryMonth
 
Three goals I had in mind while writing my collection of linked poetry:
1. To celebrate my appreciation of life
2. To experience the process of writing linked poetry, a form of Japanese renshi
3. To give thanks for and better appreciate a life well-lived.
 
The flowers are a colorful bonus for the #AtoZChallenge
 
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 W is for Wicked and Wisteria Flowering Tree

 
 
Wicked 

Rain on my feet creates a
cool sensation. A breeze
whispers under gun metal
sky lined with telephone wires
where birds offer songs to wake
the surrounding neighborhood. 

Peaceful here on my lanai
before morning traffic fills
the boulevard with restless
thoughts; Bloated, useless, wicked.
Hearts become heavy under
the burden. I wait out the
feeling as skies tinge with blue. 

Light sprays from the horizon,
while tires spin on pavement.
Rows of birds perched on wires
above, set moods for the day.
Nature slowly unfolds at
its own pace.
 
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How powerful one feels when in control of how their day begins.
Imagine starting each day in a peaceful garden,
while birds chirp and cool breezes stir the fragrance of blossoming trees.
Is this better than sloshing coffee on wrinkled pants while rushing to catch the bus or train to work? 

 

V is for VELVET AIR #PoetryMonth #AtoZ

 April #AtoZChallenge and #PoetryMonth
 
Three goals I had in mind while writing my collection of linked poetry:
1. To celebrate my appreciation of life
2. To experience the process of writing linked poetry, a form of Japanese renshi
3. To give thanks for and better appreciate a life well-lived.
 
The flowers are a colorful bonus for the #AtoZChallenge
 
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 V is for Velvet Air and Volcan Phlox
 

 

VELVET AIR
 
With bloated hopes, you share
ideas. Each word a chosen
pearl. On velvet air,
great thoughts pour
forth. Your mind a dervish
whirl. Can greatness be so far
behind, with wisdom such
as this? Step back
enjoy
oh, wizened one, a most creative
bliss. One day, you say, a smile
in play, awards will all
be won. Your confidence wrapped
up in silk,
Blue Ribbon dreams are
Fun. 

To me, writing rhyming poetry is as much fun as
dreaming about winning a blue ribbon.
What would you compare to the art of writing poetry?
 
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