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.

micropoetry ~ zappai, kimo, lune

Zappai ~ on drunkenness – 5/7/5 syllable pattern with no reference to seasons

foolish desires
racing into tomorrows
drunk on life and us

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Kimo ~ on jealousy – 10/7/6 syllable pattern. The kimo focuses on a single frozen image

Carmine rivers of blooded words gushing, 
crashing through my sanity
~when you see her, not me

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Lune ~ On birth – 5/3/5 syllable count, known as the American Haiku

my baby's bald head
I breathe in
soothing my new soul

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Mindfills For A different perspective’s August scavenger hunt ~ 13 forms of micropoetry & dVerse’s OLN hosted by Mish

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.

Round the world ~ an englyn cyrch

Round the world and back again
I felt unique, I'd found fame
and a million stories
to forever please my name

I came home only to find
million souls just like mine
with dreams and hopes still afloat
on paper boats of sunshine

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Mindfills for Eugi’s weekly prompt – round the world

Poetry form – The Englyn cyrch is a Welsh form, and one of several “englyn” forms. It has the following guidelines:

  • poem comprised of quatrains (from one quatrain to infinity) or 4-line stanzas
  • 7 syllables per line
  • lines 1, 2, and 4 end rhyme with each other
  • line 3 rhymes with a syllable somewhere in the middle of the 4th line

Aadi ~ a haibun

In a small pocket of the world where time is measured and labelled into forty four different almanacs, each tracing its origin to millennia past, Augustus’s August falls in the middle of Aadi

Now Aadi, branded inauspicious by a myth or an alignment of stars I do not know, became the month when merchants, millionaires and money twiddled their thumbs, went into depression and waited for the 30 days to pass. No one would dare shop. Until one season, a genius jeweller decided he would sell his wares at something the world had just invented … the mega discount sale.

As you can imagine, people made lines outside his shop, flouting all the Aadi rules and the jeweller was sold out in just two hours. Hearing about his windfall, all other merchants followed suit and from then on, all the three big Ms lived happily ever after during Aadi. And it became that time of the year you’d wait for …. to shop for more for less! If you don’t believe me, you can check out the Aadi sale of 2021.

retreating summer
whispers wise words to autumn
~ make the best of it

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Mindfills for dVerse’s Haibun Monday hosted by Frank Tassone – On August

ripples #44 ~ a renga

a touch of starlight 
waking up wanton waters
~ earth and sky mingle

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written in response to

horizons hold hands
rainbow star travels all night
on a trail of light
tranquil lake shivers silver
rippling as starlight dissolves

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. 🙏