Dawn Thoughts – July 4, 2014

Senryu

flashing explosions
rockets red glare through the night
Fourth of July!

Tilus

The morning begins bright
until noon
rain

Shadorma

renga fun
japanese poetry
comes to life
as we play
Ha, Jan and Oliana
like ancient poets

(Renga me, I’ll Renga you!)

Saturday Night – Shadorma (plus elfje and tilus)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASaturday Night

stale beer stink
peanuts and pretzels
honky tonk
football games
men sitting around at night
some shooting the breeze

wife at home worrying
is he drunk
fear

frustration
sogged down in strong beer
Saturday
pay-day blues
another week’s work over
no where else to go

black
his humor
as he leaves
his pals that night,
angry

swollen ire
inside emptiness
wife beater,
his fist flies
no way else to let off steam
police come too late


Written for Shadorma Photo Prompt # 11

Shadorma – May 20, 2014

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Contemplation

one more step
along the endless climb
I call life
towards death
or maybe transformation
who can really say

towards bright heaven’s stars
atoms fly
peace

one more step
contemplating life
into the sun
into the night
and if there’s nothing at all
still, the birds have sung


Written for Shadorma Photo Prompt #8 (the small poem that separates the two shadorma is a tilus).