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Showing posts with label Quatrain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quatrain. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Condemned


Alone and drifting
Searching for the way, guideless
Wailing in the wind

Hollowed by the light
Still as a pillar of salt
There is no recourse

There is no harvest
All my clever thoughts, like seeds
Cast in the dry fields

We leap for meaning
Like green shoots reaching for light
Wither and fall down

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Imp-erator

The little man smiled
Buttoning his stiff, white shirt
His sharp starched collar

Small Napoleon
Salivating, he whips the wind
Ties his bright red knot

Tiny emperor
Broken and narcissistic
Ruined and alone

The bloated orange fool
Frothing at the mouth. raving

A lunatic clown

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Slip (A Haiku Quatrain)

Tenuous at best
Tenably slipping, this grip
My fragile clasping

Through handfuls of air
Alone, awake and confused
Sanity suffers

Stretched tight and thin
Spirit on a tangled skein
Imperceptible

Desperate wailing
Crying in the dark of night
My faltering hand


Monday, April 10, 2017

Observation, April

Observation, April

The April sun streams
Today is a month for fools
And birds clamoring

Gravity bends sunlight
Striking soft, the rounded world
It is cool outside

Kitty is sleeping
Twitching, dreaming of bird friends
Feathered play and bones

Withered apples fall
Dark red fruit cast to the ground
As small as cherries

#NPRpoetry
#Poetry
#Haiku

#April

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Sacred



Define the sacred
The qualities of action
Intention, reason

The human puzzle
Piecing together meaning
A cohesive picture

We humans seek truth
In what is greater than us
The dynamic self

Celebrate striving
The mysterious unknown
The burden of life