November 21, 2017 (haiku)


spring snowdrops
(now loam feeding worms)
winter’s memory


inspired by:

With Earth’s first Clay They did the Last Man’s knead,
And then of the Last Harvest sowed the Seed:
Yea, the first Morning of Creation wrote
What the Last Dawn of Reckoning shall read.

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Poet’s Corner


Fascination – Acrostic Challenge – November 29, 2015


Fascinated by old memories
Antiques with streaks of dust
Silvery lullabies I hear
Chanted in the dusk …
Inked inside my heart my dear
Never to be forgotten
Anthems of our life together
Those moments of love and anger…
Into the void you’ve sailed away
Onward –  through the infinite stars,  in
Nebulous fascination, sending lullabies.

© G.s.k. ‘15

Poet’s Corner’s Poetry Challenge – October 10, 2015

Falcon and Rabbit

falcon on the wind
circling in the distant clouds
observing lowly morsels 

rabbit shakes in fear,
high above the lowly woods
flies death – with majestic wings

© G.s.k. ‘15

This post was written for: Poetry challenge: Sedoka poem

Scarecrow’s Lament – Musette – August 11, 2015

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Americana Scarecrow – Wikimedia Commons

Scarecrow’s Lament

Gone on
left me alone –
devil’s spawn

Carefree –

Old crow –
don’t come no more
soon, it’ll snow.

© G.s.k. ‘15

This form, the musette is a challenge featured this month on Poet’s Corner … drop by and have a look!

The Musette, created by Emily Romano is a poem that consists of three verses of three lines each.

The first lines have two syllables; the second lines have four syllables, and the third lines have two syllables.

The rhyme scheme is a/b/a for the first verse; c/d/c for the second verse, and e/f/e for the third verse.
The title should reflect the poem’s content.

Poetry Challenge (Poet’s Corner) – Minute Poem – May 22, 2015

Rustic snow with firmaFramed

first lights of dying springtime dawns
birds sing their songs
what lessons learned
will soon be burned

alone I walk forever on
just one more pawn
singing my rhyme
biding my time

what’s the lesson to be found –
on the spring ground
this grass now green
is a passing scene

© G.s.k. ‘15

I’m afraid that technically this is not exactly a minute poem … the iamb isn’t strict and the last line has 5 instead of 4 syllables – but I hope you enjoy the poem anyway.  Bastet

Inspired by the Poet’s Corner

Lovers – Laturne – July 8, 2014

Light Lovers

The Moon and the Lantern

Lovers – Laturne

Far apart
They longingly

A laturne is a shape micropoem … it resembles a Japanese lantern and has 5 lines.  The syllable count is 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 1.  I tried it out yesterday on Poet’s Corner where Harry put it up as a challenge!

Katauta – Churning Sea

Churning Sea

lean hands caressing
along my back as I laid
speaking of your love

whispered words caress
you murmur in my ear – love
the churning sea visits us

The Katauta is an unrhymed japanese form consisting of 17 or 19 syllables. The poem is a three-lined poem the following syllable counts: 5/7/5 or 5/7/7.

The Katauta form was used for poems addressed to a lover. A single katauta is considered incomplete or a half-poem, however, a pair of katautas using the syllable count of 5,7,7 is called a sedoka.

Written for Poet’ Corner.