we are us ~ a nonet

showering into our searching souls
skies and stars from aeons ago
stream lights into me and you
silver flares all aglow
searing truths of love
songs from the runes
so we know
we are


Mindfills for Colleen Cheesebro’s Tanka Tuesdays – ekphrastic challenge MLM‘s lucky dip –¬† nonet

summer ~ a tendril

summer drums raindrops
sprinkling staccato sunshine
winds whistle awhile

rice fields sway
summer drums raindrops
sprinkling staccato sunshine
winds whistle awhile
wet earth perfumes nature’s song
making creatures dance

mindfills for

Colleen Cheesebro’s Tanka Tuesdays – specific poetry form – Colleen asks us to start with a known form of syllabic poetry and create a new form. I started with a haiku. The new form that evolved from there has a 3/5/7/5/7/5/3 syllable count and can be read from top to bottom and from bottom to top. And I’m calling it a tendril (makihige)

Oh May! ~ a haibun

Oh May! Our old wicker basket sits skewed, a bottle of red tilting the scales in favour of lightbulbs going off under my skin as your laughter booms and scatters my once lucid thoughts. The full moon beams bright, bathing the night and us in mulled vanilla.

We lie back, staring at the stars, strewn, along with the contents of the last midnight picnic in our wild windswept garden. Tomorrow your journey into another life begins. Tomorrow you leave. “Those rose bushes need trimming Sweetie,” you say. I say Hmm…

let me stare at you
my sweet flower-moon of May
next month, you’ll be June’s


Mindfills for

dVerse Haibun Monday hosted by Frank Tassone – Flower moon
FOWC lucid
Colleen Cheesebro’s Tanka Tuesdays– travel/journeys