Nature – Morning Haiku and Waka – February 26, 2016

Winter sunset

the passing of the day
painted passions

in this early spring
the mad painter portrays
his lover’s heart
splashing paint upon the sky
it dribbles down the canvas

she sang at dawn
by nightfall she was weary
red sunset


he tried to put her into a box
she slipped through a crack

so many definitions
no understanding

he tried to put her into a box
in 5 by 10 photos
mostly black and white

she slipped through a crack
spreading light across the sky
defeating darkness

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem #926 Nature

OctPoWritMo Day 15 – Tanaga – October 15, 2015


autumn colours


Vibrant reds and yellows glow
Brighter under rain and snow
But once the snow melts away
All that’s left is slushy grey

My heart beats now just for you
And you say you love me too
Did you say that to LynnGay
Whilst kissing her yesterday?

© G.s.k. ‘15


I’ve chosen the Tanaga style for this poem. The Tanaga is a Filipino style of poetry with four-line stanzas with the syllable count of 7-7-7-7, and a rhyme scheme of AABB. Tanagas traditionally don’t have a title per se. I’ve written this form once before, here.

Tokubetsudesu #54 lost in the woods – July 29, 2015

just a boy and girl
in the evening – purpling
summer bliss
doves cooed sweet nothings
our words – lost in the woods

the young couple
purpling on lake Garda
at sunset
lost in each other’s arms
ignoring the moon’s voice

G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #54 lost in the woods about tanka

And speaking of love … it’s not an exclusive of the young:

lost in the woods
desperate and anxious
elderly people
just seeking for a bit of privacy
to live their newly found love

© Chèvrefeuille