silence ~ a pentina

Pentina having a theme of war ~ 5 verses of 5 lines each, with an envoi of 2 lines, for a total of 27 lines. A set pattern of the repeated end words or teleutons works as follows: Verse 1: a b c d e, Verse 2: e a d b c, Verse 3: c e b a d, Verse 4: d c a e b, Verse 5: b d e c a, Envoi: ab/cde or abc/de

silence starts a war 
neither of us wants to be
the one to speak first
lest we lose to the other
our lacerated heart

once upon a heart
a different kind of war
was fought like no other
until we came to be
you and me,.... first

Hesitatingly at first
with an armoured heart
but longing to be
safe, without war
with only each other

Now the self and the other
not knowing which comes first
silently wages a war
locked inside one heart
where no words nor worlds can be

Breach the war of silence; be the first
Reach out to heal...your other heart

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Mindfills For A different perspective’s August scavenger hunt ~ 13 forms of poetry (micro and macro)
1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness.
2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy.
3. Write a Lune about birth              The zappai, kimo and lune are here … https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/06/micropoetry-zappai-kimo-lune/    4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate.  https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/micropoetry-a-haynaku/
5. Write a Naani about time. https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/a-mulled-moment-a-naani/
6. Write an Oddquain about poverty. https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/08/wealth-an-oddquain/
7. Write a Tritina with a touch of whimsy or nonsense. https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/09/green-stop-sign-a-tritina/ https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/09/green-stop-sign-a-tritina/
8. Write a Pentina having a theme of war.
9. Write a Sestina having a theme of exploration.
10. Write an Octina with a theme of revenge.
11. Write a Harrisham Rhyme poem on the topic of forgiveness.
12. Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
13. Write a Blitz Poem about death.

ripples #48 ~ a renga

evening sky blushes
curling pink whispers of cloud
into silent words


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The renga continues…Written in response to

universe aligns
shards of time tessellate
unfurling presents
~ all united, sharing tea
time for long conversations

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 48 verses 🙂  You can read all of the 48 ripples 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 #47 ~ a renga

universe aligns
shards of time tessellate
unfurling presents

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written in response to

sun spins out of hand
real world tries tethering stars
~ fortune flashes by
forgiving fortuity ~
foredoes foreboding fortune

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 47 verses 🙂  You can read all of the 47 ripples 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. 🙏

green stop sign ~ a tritina

Tritina – on whimsy/nonsense –  3 triplets , using an end word order 1-2-3,3-1-2,2-3-1, + 1 end line using end words in the order 1-2-3. Similar syllable count in each line

The red wine bottle glinted green
I pulled out with a pop, the cork stop
I knew from the stars, it was a holy sign

The bartender slyly gave me to sign
the bill; I paid too much green
But by then,I really couldn't stop

Red shot up my veins, made my heart stop
Last I read was the ambulance sign
Blue lights wailed, and I went green

Green scrubs sent me off, to my final stop ~ an RIP sign


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End of Summer Scavenger Hunt prompts:
(Micropoetry)
1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness.
2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy.
3. Write a Lune about birth              The zappai, kimo and lune are here … https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/06/micropoetry-zappai-kimo-lune/    4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate.  https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/micropoetry-a-haynaku/
5. Write a Naani about time. https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/a-mulled-moment-a-naani/
6. Write an Oddquain about poverty. https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/08/wealth-an-oddquain/
7. Write a Tritina with a touch of whimsy or nonsense.
8. Write a Pentina having a theme of war.
9. Write a Sestina having a theme of exploration.
10. Write an Octina with a theme of revenge.
11. Write a Harrisham Rhyme poem on the topic of forgiveness.
12. Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
13. Write a Blitz Poem about death.

wealth ~ an oddquain

an Oddquain ~ on poverty – 1/3/5/7/1 syllable pattern

wealth
all and more
I amassed alone
none to share with,to call me
poor

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Mindfills For A different perspective’s August scavenger hunt ~ 13 forms of micropoetry

End of Summer Scavenger Hunt prompts:
(Micropoetry)
1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness.
2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy.
3. Write a Lune about birth              The zappai, kimo and lune are here … https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/06/micropoetry-zappai-kimo-lune/    4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate.  https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/micropoetry-a-haynaku/
5. Write a Naani about time. https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/a-mulled-moment-a-naani/
6. Write an Oddquain about poverty.
7. Write a Tritina with a touch of whimsy or nonsense.
8. Write a Pentina having a theme of war.
9. Write a Sestina having a theme of exploration.
10. Write an Octina with a theme of revenge.
11. Write a Harrisham Rhyme poem on the topic of forgiveness.
12. Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
13. Write a Blitz Poem about death.

ripples #46 ~ a renga

sun spins out of hand
real world tries tethering stars
~ fortune flashes by

Written in response to ….

wild elements whirl
winds dance to songs from heavens
joy begins new day
dreaming gives way to daydreams
wish washed away by real world

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 46 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. 🙏

a mulled moment ~ a naani

Naani ~ on time – 4 lines, 20 to 25 syllables, about human relations, in current statements.

a mulled moment 
wonders wandering off
to watch time warp
eons of yesterdays


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Mindfills For A different perspective’s August scavenger hunt ~ 13 forms of micropoetry

End of Summer Scavenger Hunt prompts:
(Micropoetry)
1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness.
2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy.
3. Write a Lune about birth The zappai, kimo and lune are here … https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/06/micropoetry-zappai-kimo-lune/

4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate. https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/07/micropoetry-a-haynaku/


5. Write a Naani about time.
6. Write an Oddquain about poverty.
(Macropoetry)
7. Write a Tritina with a touch of whimsy or nonsense.
8. Write a Pentina having a theme of war.
9. Write a Sestina having a theme of exploration.
10. Write an Octina with a theme of revenge.
11. Write a Harrisham Rhyme poem on the topic of forgiveness.
12. Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
13. Write a Blitz Poem about death.

micropoetry ~ a hay(na)ku

Hay(na)ku ~ on hate – 1/2/3 words. Incidentally this one has 1/2/3 syllables

till
one day
you loathe love

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Mindfills For A different perspective’s August scavenger hunt ~ 13 forms of micropoetry

The zappai, kimo and lune are here … https://mindfills.wordpress.com/2021/08/06/micropoetry-zappai-kimo-lune/

End of Summer Scavenger Hunt prompts:
(Micropoetry)
1. Write a Zappai using the theme of drunkenness.
2. Write a Kimo on the subject of jealousy.
3. Write a Lune about birth. 4. Write a Hay(na)ku about hate.
5. Write a Naani about time.
6. Write an Oddquain about poverty.
(Macropoetry)
7. Write a Tritina with a touch of whimsy or nonsense.
8. Write a Pentina having a theme of war.
9. Write a Sestina having a theme of exploration.
10. Write an Octina with a theme of revenge.
11. Write a Harrisham Rhyme poem on the topic of forgiveness.
12. Write an Abecedarian poem about the path to self discovery.
13. Write a Blitz Poem about death.