Birds Under Trees




Birds Under Trees



Below the wavering clouds

Nature’s noble trees

become the birds shrouds

and the world’s true trustees

There, under the sheltering steeples

the earth is their sacred temple






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Birds on Wires 




Birds on Wires 


Weary gray clouds 

Lay anchored in the sky 

Moist air hangs breathless 

Not a wisp to disperse the flies 

An anxious sweaty dampness

Clings to everything 


Birds on wires sit motionless 

Waiting for a thermal updraft 

To lift spirits beyond this world of smallness

Where greed and wars seem senseless

And remain the leader’s primary craft 







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Beyond Darkness (a Haiku)

The Weekend Challenge from Weekly Prompts is the word: GLOW , please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking on >> Here … The Haiku below is my response to the Prompt “Glow”.





Beyond Darkness (a Haiku)



Beyond crescent moon 

Stars illuminate our souls 

Darkness finds the light







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A Dishonoured Land (a Tanka)

The storm at the Box Office Cafe, and Frankie sheltering from the storm …



A Dishonoured Land (a Tanka)




Today, time decreed

Nature’s enslaved angry storm

Be discharged upon

The unsympathetic world

To cleanse the dishonoured land






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Defiantly (a Haiku)



Defiantly (a Haiku)


Sunflowers do bloom

Through the war of destruction

Bravely defiant








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Cool Change



There is a shady gray sky

Sailing above the Cafe

And a sympathetic breeze

Dances across the tabletops


As the liberating cool change diffuses

The morning’s explosive heatwave






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To Blush Alone (a Haiku)


Embarrassingly

Crimson roses stand alone

Under the hot sun






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The Core

Today I wrote a Senryu and a Haiku, and they were both about the ‘nature’ of existence, so I thought I could present them here as the one poem … I think my idea worked ok.
Please Note, All Photos: were taken by Derrick Knight and are copied from his site and reproduced here on my post with his permission. >> https://derrickjknight.com






The Core (a Poem)


The Core (a Senryu)


Existence crawls down

Through my neck into the heart

Of where my soul lies



The Core (a Haiku)


Through the winds of time

Existence descends from trees

Perpetually






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Trees Without Shadows

Over on Weekly Prompts, the Weekend Challenge is the word: Warning. Please go over and visit their fabulous site by clicking on >> Here
My poem below “Trees Without Shadows” is a subtle WARNING from Mother Nature.



Trees Without Shadows


A dry foggy dawn

Eerily gloomy for summer

Gray blurry clouds

Brazenly obscure the sun

And thirsty barren trees

Stand starkly without shadows


The becalmed and breathless world

Waits for the anchored sky

To hear the beckoning breeze

Be aroused by the atmosphere’s

Guardian spirit bird

Who ceremoniously flaps his wings







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Throwback Friday, There’s a Penguin In My Courtyard, by Ivor Steven

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Today I was prompted to revise my poem from June 2020, because I had just received a lovely hand-designed “Penguin Christmas Card” from my Philadelphia cousin.






There’s a Penguin In My Courtyard (Revised)


my courtyards a frozen pond

cold enough for a penguin

shards of ice lay upon the ground

and a crisp sharpness cuts the sound

of frost covered songbirds unsilenced

as fernery fronds curl in glaciated defiance

in the corner hangs a frigid spider’s web

above the crystlised succulent flower bed

and in a white sky the sun’s ambient saffron disc

again predicts that golden dawns do exist









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