Passing of Spring – Tanka – May 1, 2016

blossoms shrivel
gone  the season’s cool rains
a cloud of midges
born at spring’s passing –
frogs in the old pond splash

© G.s.k. ‘16

Carpe Diem #966 passing of spring

Passing Time – Free Verse – May 30, 2015

passing spring

passing spring

trundling down a country road –
sweet perfumed air and waving grass –
I came upon a tumbling ruin
and thought of how all springs pass
imagining when it never stood
that house which once held happiness
the sound of children on the steps
a Christmas morning
a funeral wake …
Ah – how time passes so rapidly
like a ride in a country road
a ruined home went whizzing past
leaving nothing, but my photograph
and a ghost of an
imagined life.

© G.s.k. 15

Inspired by Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond

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