Charlotte #wordsoflove #death #poetry

The words in bold I pulled from a gravestone poem written by a grieving husband to his wife who had passed so young.   Charlotte I spoke your name in harmony with the lark now the marble holds memories cold I caressed your hand through the bitterest of fights now I seek your shadow as you slumber at night * silvery […]

Kelly Smile #Uganda #loss #children

  I saw your smile yesterday broad was your Kelly smile reminded me of memories long as a Gulu mile small fingers intertwined in mine dark ash upon your cheek fought fire with the older boys bravest child Id ever meet I saw your smile yesterday broad was your Kelly smile reminded me of memories […]

Listen in Sorrow #birds #poetry #loss

happy you tend to the garden waking me daily with song bringing cheer never sorrow I find myself singing along * more work is there in the morrow gather and fashion a nest complaints never are filed rarely do you stop for a rest * little one out in the wet storm no jacket to […]

Too Late #tanrenga #poetry

This month at Chevrefeuille’s Haiku Kai we are challenged by the Tan Renga that short chained poem written by two poets. Here is the haiku by Buson for your inspiration to create the second stanza of this Tan Renga. the willow leaves fallen, the spring gone dry, rocks here and there © Yosa Buson (1716-1784) tears […]

A Dark Night #noir #poetry #EdgarAllenPoe

Gather my last notes sleep never so desired always more elusive more muddied in the mire against eyelash moth fluttered taunting at my face stopping for full moments slumber could not erase those errant memories pass me, you and I never have I slept since the day you died  fingers momentary clasp about my throat […]

Gravity #photography #haiku

    Fallen leaves death unpreventable gravity’s rose The Word Press DP Photo Challenge is Weight (less) – “Show us the effects of gravity.”. Whether it is a physical pull or an emotional drain, gravity is always heavy.

Thirty Six Percent #poetry

I bash my head against another diagnosis the maze of “I don’t knows” outweighs “this way out” I ping the depths for respiration I drag the bottom, no air to shout hanging off an IV bottle add a little more of that if you please just a little more desperation drugs can’t keep up with […]

Lost on the Train #Ukraine #poetry

  Uneven are the clickity clack as the wheels slide along rails It’s hard not to echo silent  words that I heard on that Crimean train the subtle all but lost except in the shudder of the cars the steel sparking off the tracks Clickity clack they gossip “she was thrown from the train – […]

All for the Last Time #poetry #cancer #photography

  While he is living all his firsts steps that rockforth  and tumble words that jumble into Da and Ma terrible two tempers that rumble colored flecks in baby eyes I’ll never know where his future lies I will be living my lasts springtime  never been greener revealing the bulbs with my gardening rake easter […]

Dry to the Bone #devotion #poetry #faith

A hand reaches up from the scorched earth what life there was has been sucked dry his lips can barely shape the words “Leper” he once was young and alive bounding like a lamb on green pastures feet barely touched the earth for the glee but somewhere upon the way life took a horrible fee […]

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