Reflections at a Water Fountain – Circular Poem and Hay(na)ku – November 28, 2015

leaf in the water

Reflections at a Water Fountain

tumbling water splashing
dashing an autumn leaf in cold water
[alter of mystic autumn rites]
ignites my imagination:
all life issued …
spewed – from water but, oh, the change
strange – and somehow, humbling
tumbling water splashing

*

falling
water splashes
autumn’s red symbol

reflecting I saw
life’s evolution
unfold

© G.s.k. ‘15

 

Poetry challenge #7: Circular poem

“The rules are simple. A circular poem is one that goes round full circle. The last word of the first line rhymes with the first word of the following line and so on until you end up back at your first line.

Lines can be any length, it’s the rhyme that’s important. Ideas and images can be as stream of consciousness as you like, theme, whatever springs to mind.”   Jane Dougherty

Also linked to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie [Hay(na)ku]

A Magpie – Chained reversed Hay(na)ku – November 27, 2015

painting by Rubens Peale

There
it sat
eating our cake …

lemon flavoured frosting
with shiny
sprinkles.

Magpie,
eternal thief,
of bright trinkets

mistook our cake
for treasure
trove.

“Thanksgiving
we’ll eat
a magpie pie!”

Mother
in earnest
shouted that day.

So I fled
and hid
crying,

thinking
of blackbirds
in a pie.

© G.s.k. ‘15

 

Also linked to: B&P Shadorma & Beyond – The Hay(na)ku – November 28, 2015