Rapid Ruminations (Tanka)

Cognition scatters

Cyclonic thoughts ebb and flow

Covert turmoil brings

A cacophony of sound

A centrifugal vortex

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I may be silent but what is in my head is as loud as a violent tornado…….
Tanka:  an unrhymed Japenese poem with 5 lines in a 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure.

Photoluminescence (Tanka)

Eyes gleam in the dark!

Photoluminescent glow


with diamond crystalline depths…

a cat on the prowl for food.

Image result for glowing tiger eyes

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I love what I call “photoluminent” art.  I don’t know the real word for it, but that word evokes a perfect image for me, so that is what I call it.  And I love that poetry takes meaning from imagery and not accuracy!

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Tanka:  a Japanese style with 5 lines styles by a 5/7/5/7/7 syllabic count

Coitus (Tanka)

We are one tonight

Skin on skin as you thrust in

Interlocked together

Writhing in coital delight

Carry me to blissful heights

Tanka:  an unrhymed Japenese poem with 5 lines in a 5/7/5/7/7 syllable structure.  I took great liberties with theme and rhyme.

Felidae (Tanka)

Effortless grandeur
Amorous slinky padfoot
Graceful limbo walk
Ancient rhythms of sine waves
Felidae Familia

The beauty of the cat will always cause my breath to catch in my throat….

For Memoirsofadragon, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”.  This poem is written with an attempt to simulate his style and artistry.  While I don’t think I an match his prowess with poetry forms, I do like the results of this effort.  Thank you for always inspiring me, G!

Tanka: a haiku with a syllabic series of 5/7/5/7/7

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Chara (Tanka)

Oh, generous joy!

my internal perspective

gives hope for each day.

Bright transforming fixation…..

the dark, dour mask, stripped away…..

« ∞ »

God has blessed my mom with great joy following my dad’s death.  She knows he is at peace, and has received prayers and remberences from around the world.  She feels blessed for having had my dad with her for 47 years.  She truly has the “peace that passes all understanding” and has been my light throughout our time of grief.  This poem is dedicated to her strength and Christian testimony.

Tanka: 5/7/5/7/7 syllabic haiku
Chara: Greek for joy
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Under the Brim (Tanka)

Bright dappled sunlight
A flash of silver streaks by
My eyes dart around
Snorkeling under the brim
A moment of Sheer Wonder


For mindlovesmisery prompt: Sheer Wonder

I love snorkeling. It is one of the few activities where I lose all sense of time and place. I forget even who I am, mindlessly following the fish and watching the sun dance under the surface.  I wish I could participate more than once or twice a year.  Perhaps that is what makes the experience such a constant source of wonder for me.

Tanka: 5/7/5/7/7 syllabic haiku

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