ripples #43 ~ a renga

horizons hold hands 
rainbow star travels all night
on a trail of light

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written in response to….

a cloudburst of stars
concocting constellations
coruscating skies
Orion shoots from the hip
Sirius guides arrows bright

Ripples ~ This renga is a collaborative  writing effort of David of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and me of Mindfills. David’s words, completing the tanka, are in italics and in bold. What started with this haiku is now a renga of 43 verses 🙂  You can read the whole renga here ☺️ and you can read all about our journey  here and here.
Lots of love and gratitude to you all for reading and your kind words of appreciation. 🙏

I spoke ~ a quadrille

I spoke to the sea about you
of your loud laughter
Her unruly waves
crashed in glee

She listened, rapt,
to forgotten stories
melting into the sands
for a breath

She then streamed
into my heart
promising to touch you
on the other shore

Mindfills for dVerse’s quadrille hosted by whimsygizmo on ‘Stream’

ripples #42 ~ a renga

a cloudburst of stars
concocting constellations
coruscating skies

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written in response to

pellucid pathways
ferrying northern lights
to the astral lighthouse
Great Nebula clouds starbeams
Argo Navis sails off course

Ripples ~ This renga is a collaborative  writing effort of David of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and me of Mindfills. David’s words, completing the tanka, are in italics and in bold. What started with this haiku is now a renga of 42 verses 🙂  You can read the whole renga here ☺️ and you can read all about our journey  here and here.
Lots of love and gratitude to you all for reading and your kind words of appreciation. 🙏

ripples #41 ~ a renga

pellucid pathways
ferrying northern lights
to the astral lighthouse

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Renga written in response to

a tender night hums
fireflies mimic starlight
dreams drift on ~ seeking
Polaris paving phantasms
projecting paths pellucid

Ripples ~ This renga is a collaborative  writing effort of David of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and me of Mindfills. David’s words, completing the tanka, are in italics and in bold. What started with this haiku is now a renga of 41 verses 🙂  You can read the whole renga here ☺️ and you can read all about our journey  here and here.
Lots of love and gratitude to you all for reading and your kind words of appreciation. 🙏

ripples #40 ~ a renga

a tender night hums
fireflies mimic starlight
dreams drift on ~ seeking

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a renga for….

dusk draws the day’s drapes
softening sounds of sunlight
~ a lullaby yawns                         twilight nestles newborn in
night transformed by tender tunes

Ripples ~ This renga is a collaborative  writing effort of David of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and me of Mindfills. David’s words, completing the tanka, are in italics and in bold. What started with this haiku is now a renga of 40 verses 🙂  You can read all about our journey  here and you can read the rest of the renga here ☺️.
Lots of love and gratitude to you all for reading and your kind words of appreciation. 🙏

lost

a smudge of your fingerprint
smeared on this side of my window
my hand hovers over it
careful, fearful, wanting more

dust settles on a photograph of me
you've let it lie so long on your shelf
it was all yours, that day we played
just us, all by ourselves

a drop of a water trickles down
trailing memories, condensed from mists of pasts
do you ever wake like I do
only to find that I am lost

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Mindfills for MLM’s photo challenge hosted by Neeraj