meadows ~ a tanka


eiderdown meadows
mushrooms and marshmallows
~ unpack camping kit
wilderness plays puerile prank
and hides away my car keys

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Mindfills for


Eugi’s weekly prompt – meadows,
Cee’s FOTD , Go Dog Go Cafe – Amanda and Frazier ask us to write a poem ending with the word – key, &
FOWC kit

glass case ~ a dizain


coz I’m in a glass case of emotion
curious eyes peer right into my tears
their noses pressing on the frosty pane
looking through the fog of my utmost fears
slyly searching past how I appear
I look around for a shelter to hide
but all of the outside is my inside
scattered are the shards of my silent scream
sweat mists my mind and I turn on my side
Is this real or am I in a dream?

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Mindfills for

dVerse Poetics hosted by Mish. We are to use a line from a movie! I chose this
‘I’m in a glass case of emotion’ – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 2004

Go Dog Go CafeDizain poetry : 10 line stanza, 10 syllables each, ababbccdcd – hosted by Donna Matthews

FOWC – search

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

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Mindfills for

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

I ~ a tetractys

I
stumbled
unawares
on a feeling
bearing uncanny resemblance to love

a beatific, eerie, joyous, scary
emotion bloomed
through the cracks
of my
soul

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Mindfills for….

Sammi Cox’s weekend writing prompt – eerie 24 words
Crispina Kemp’s Crimsons creative challenge
FOWC – uncanny
MindLoveMisery’s Saturday mix – to write a form of poetry … Double Tetractys! 1/2/3/4/10/10/4/3/2/1. It was really interesting to read on MLM about the Tetractys being the British version of a haiku!

To believe ~ a decima

Lighting up the way to heaven
she points her finger at the stars
arching herself to reach afar
humming a big dream to live in
rooted firm in truly being
all of the selves that she can be
even beyond her destiny
plunging into futures with care
calm, confident, with her feet bare
to make her choices. To believe.

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Mindfills of s.s. for

Ronovan Writes Decima challenge – Care in D  in rhyme abbaaccddc

MindLoveMisery’s Neeraj hosts a photo challenge

FOWC Plunge

Reena’s exploration challenge – why? Why not? Why you? Why now?