Beyond the Gate #haiku #photography

“Of all languages, Japanese is by far the richest in onomatopoeic elements, especially of the simpler variety, in which the sound of the word is directly an imitation of the thing. I had never heard of onomatopoeia until I discovered haiku in the late eighties, but I learned through the years that haiku are made, written, […]

Rabbit Hole #poetry #photography

Scampering off toward life’s forest wily fox in hot pursuit  I, more than casual onlooker as your steps affect lasting fate * innocence may be your destruction nibbling away at fresh grass darkness lurks in the shadows you look aware much too late * what I watch from the screen door  hopes of holding back the […]

Gateway to Death #poetry #photography

Bolted twice and once padlocked Hairs rose on my back as I passed “what can fools fear here” the crows mocked death’s never taken its last * Boney fingers in a long, far reach striving against iron grate “warm healthy blood I offer one taste  no fear there’s the strong, sturdy gate “ * blood […]

Swing of the Gate #haiku #photography #poetry

Here is the haiku by Mabson O. Southard which is the first stanza of this week’s Tan Renga Challenge (which is to add a second stanza of 7-7): Just the cellarpit; only the catbird recalls the swing of the gate. ~ Southard on which hang the ages past children used to laugh and sing ~ […]

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – The Forest #photography

You may think you can see my world that the wood dragon guards but you cannot know of the beast who stalks in its cold your eye distracted by blue horizons at dawn colors captivate you and you fail to hear the distant snarls already mesmirized in the reflection of the lady’s wooded pool you […]

Weekly Photo Challenge “In The Background” #photography #B&W #poetry

Lurking in the background just beyond my sight is a shadowy presence  evokes in me much fright * will darkness creep still slowly? passing through the gate what is it dark is holding? I gasp at what’s at stake ** Please bar the door – protect us do not unleash the beast can’t you hear it […]

Complicated #poetry #photography #poetsunited

Always at cross angles like waves against me crash wind whipped standard * your eyes flash multiple thoughts converging life never to be the same * Blocking my way shadowing my step muddying my resolution * your eyes flash multiple thoughts converging my life never to be the same * Sandpaper like friction seabirds fight […]

A Gateway to the Damned #PEN #flashfiction

The knob creaked as I gave it a twist. I’d been able to breathe last time I’d been here. Imprisoned behind an unlocked gate of decorative iron, I watch the world carry on without me. Shadows beckon; so soon shall I dance. I am plummeted to the world beyond my fears. My mind bleeds for what […]

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