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Confusion (Tanka)

Heated arguments
Opinion and fact confused
Divisions run deep
Opinions informed by facts
Facts changed to fit opinions


This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: HEAT & CONFUSE


Short Poem in Asses of Parnassus

My short poem “Transfer of Power” went up this week on Asses of Parnassus. The Asses of
site publishes “short, witty, formal poems.” Check it out, and check out… 8 more words


Living (Haiku)

Green leaf canopy
Wild nature living; thriving
Peaceful stillness flows


This is my response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: CALM & WILD. I substituted “stillness” for “calm.”


Villon (Basil Bunting)

Poem: Villon
Poet: Basil Bunting
Link: Villon

“Vision is lies,” Basil Bunting says near the start of “Villon,” and indeed it is, for one in conditions such as these: 874 more words


Melody in the Mist (Tanka)

The art of living
In sync with our true nature:
A good flow of life
A melody in the mist
The symphony of the soul. 23 more words


In the Air (Haiku)

Sweet smell of flowers
Seasoning the air
Cool breeze through the trees.


My response to Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 40 – SUGAR & SPICE…

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One Thousand Hopes

Please burn us when dark evenings yawn.
and joyful days will surely dawn.

I recently finished folding one thousand origami cranes (known in Japan as Senbazuru) as a gift for a friend who is expecting her first child.  67 more words