Can’t Last Forever #haiku #Fiction

black and white bound heart
seeking for relief
aching of a broken heart -
love isn ‘t forever
 
© Chèvrefeuille

 

 

“Analyze that Haiku “#2 gives us the opportunity to look around the  above haiku 360  degrees and tell its story so here goes:

It had been a long summer. Nights never cooled below 100 and my coffee ground skin was always in some state of pealing. You had  loved caressing that skin once or had it just been a mirage. Had I made myself believe that you couldn’t catch a wave the same way without me, that the crisp mountain air was dull when we couldn’t chase the fall leaves, and winter nights together well you said they took your breath away. My heart peals back revealing layer after layer of pain. When will I get to the end of you and memories…? This desert heat is more constant than your love even it can’t last forever.

 

… and then write a haiku:

hot nights

your shoes wait at the door

cold memories

Thanks to Kristjann Panneman for the prompt and inspiration.

“Be Mine” writing-challenge-valentine #poetry #valentine’sday

valentine

What if he should read

the words I wrote 100 years from now

of knights and dragons

and hidden away princesses

would he think it mere fantasy?

*

 I write faithfully with my pen

of dark misty hollows

places to be lost

corners to be found

hoping dreams never to end

*

can ideas inscribed in ink

compare to blue moon lit dances

long hair billowing

in salty air’s breeze

as spicy music romances

*

soft lacy valentine bouquet

encircles my heart

 a smile is your only answer

to “be mine”

the place where fantasy starts

~AGAIN…

The Daily Post writing challenge is valentine. What inspires you when you think of Valentines?

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What’s Beneath Your Christmas Tree? #poetry #dark

the ring

What will you find beneath your tree this Christmas?

Romance?

or…

 a wonderland of snow

gifts elegantly circled with red satin bows

8 knives for carving

1 rope for climbing

perhaps…

 a lifeless form

beneath the fresh-cut Christmas Tree

Read my “festive” poem “Beneath the Christmas Tree”  over at Pen of the Damned.

pen of the damned

The Embrace #haiku #photography

Embrassez moi

sous la pluie

ne jamais cesser

*

never stop

holding me with your heart

catch love’s tears

*

catch love’s tears

save them in a bottle

for a sunny day

Le_Baiser_de_lHotel_de_Ville ~ Robert Doisneau

The prompt for today’s Carpe Diem is “Embrace.” There are many forms of that gesture I was in a romantic mood so my haiku cascade starts with a French Kiss!!!

Photography: “Rainy Tears” © L. Moon 2013

The famous embrace ” Le_Baiser_de_lHotel_de_Ville” by celebrated French photographer Robert Dosineau

A Dream of Love #poetry #atoz #napowrimo

from my window

My love for you forever be

emblazoned in our hearts and minds

Its timelessness will set us free

my love for you forever be

“someday”-  always you and me

if we can only bide the time

my love for you forever be

emblazoned in our hearts and minds

A triolet is 8 lines  (or combinations of 8) ABaAabAB

(I often change the A and a to give more body to the triolet)

Photography: “From My Window” L. Moon copyright 2012

a-to-z-letters-d

Nautilus

This year for  A to Z challenge, I am using the Nautilus as my inspiration all month. The shell has many chambers (at least enough to fit all the letters.)  You will find poetry,  You will find some dark stuff (as I am attempting to branch into the horror genre), You will also see a smattering of short stories or prose (some with children in mind) others as lessons that we can all learn from. I look forward to  meeting you and getting to know some talented writers over this month long writing journey. Please check over at the A to Z challenge and see what they are up to; they are a fine bunch of folks.

Jealous of Love #poetry

Be jealous of the man who grasps her heart as they become one with the sea

Beware the hands who one day will  remove the veil of a woman who once seemed so frail

watch the man whose eyes of black consume her body never looking back

Be jealous of the man whose gentle lips  launches love like ships

beware the love these two possess they will sail the tides and never wreck

don’t watch as he holds her hands under the moon for love’s fervent stand

Be jealous for one day this man you will be

embrace the woman she will be me