Bluster and Blow #autumn #tanka

Novel treatment – Using an unusual or original poetic conception

Among the 26 examples is the poem by Fujiwara Motozane (ca 950) from the Shinkokinshū, #11:1060:

namidagawa / mi mo uku bakari / nagaruedo / kienu wa hito no / omoi narikeri

a river of tears
floats my body off
on its current
but it cannot quell the fire
you have set in my heart

As we look closer to this tanka (or waka) we can see in the first lines what is meant here “a river of tears floats my body off” This sounds unusual, but it is used for poetic conception to make the emotion stronger in this tanka.

leaves-falling

wind playing the blues

all color runs together

trees stripped bare

crows circle on backs of leaves

imagination takes flight

Thanks to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and the inspiring Tanka challenge.

To all my friends I have taken a longer than expected haitus as we finish a remodel, a sale and a move. I realize this tanka (unintentionally) symbolize my life as my colors have all turned into cardboard box brown. ~ Namaste

Nature’s Rush #poem

three rivers

Buying buying buying

setting out brown mulch

stones set  forest pathway

one list lest I forget

Raking raking raking

piles of sallow leaves

spreading forth the grass seeds

the ground at last is fed

sun’s smiling smiling smiling

before days grow short and cold

have I missed my timing

leaf piles already old

Gliding, twirling, rushing

for their fallen end

copper reds and yellows

dart about my head

Nature now is racing

the winner is at hand

blue skies,  oak leaves sailing

they’re running out of time

Hold back the cold and barren

furry creature’s job not done

a few more days, be patient

squirrels chase remaining fun

rivulets now are flowing

make a warm dry bed

winter chill is creeping

lay down your sleepy head

squirrel

colorful motion

leaves race drops to the ground

no time to blink

 

 

 

 

 

My Friend the Tree #childhood #poetry #photography

those trees

Once

a friend was a tree

sometimes it was a “she”

while other times it was a “he”

I

looked up to you

and I sang to my heart’s content

you never minded all the time that we spent

Had

you a person been

you would have complained

when on your limbs I climbed and played

A

little sappy

I liked how your leaves sang

you’d tickle me as I’d swing and hang

Tall

like a mighty ship

I could spy from the highest tip

trying to keep my feet from a serious slip

Friend

 you never told secrets

I could hide when I was afraid

memories in your golden boughs I would never trade

one fall leaf

The prompt for Poet’s United Mid-week Motif is Trees.

What memories do you have as a child in the trees????

Season of Decay #haiku #time #photography

fall's canvas

rubbing sister leaves

new endings, old beginnings

color explodes

fall rise

 a time to reflect

put away past pains

reach for tomorrow

The prompt for the first day of September at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem is DECAY.

Where does Fall fall for you???

weekly-photo-challenge-layers #photography #poetry

Between the pages

my words are captive

you’ve seen them

thousands of times

but did you know

they were mine?

*

My eyes seek

Beyond the layers

boxes, cubes

flat and round

plants, glass, concrete

reaching for the sky

*

Reflection’s sea

silence is frozen

in a watery world

today you are a mill

tomorrow a waterfall

what the imagination finds

The photography challenge at Word Press this week is Layers. There were so many great opportunities to take pictures of layers this weekend – inside and outside.

And these are just a few photo layers for the week:

    1. A grownup is a child with layers on | @ The West Gate
    2. 11-16-13 Weekly Photo Challenge – Layer | The Quotidian Hudson
    3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Getting the Picture
    4. Peeling Back the Layers | Travel with Intent
    5. Weekly Photo Challenge-Layers | WoollyMuses
    6. Peeling Back the Layers | The Wanderlust Gene
    7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Someday I Will Learn
    8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | WryGrass
    9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | nancy merrill photography
    10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Overcoming Bloglessness
    11. Layers- weekly photo challenge | pdjpix
    12. FALLING IN LAYERS | bluebrightly
    13. Weekly Photo Challenge–Layers | All Resource
    14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Holoholo Girls
    15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | marsocmom
    16. Nature’s Layered Canvas | Virginia Views
    17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Southern Sea Muse
    18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | The Serenity Space
    19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Wahine Wednesdays
    20. Layers: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge | Kanlaon
    21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Lonely Travelog
    22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | mamacormier
    23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layer upon Layer upon Layer | Life with Tess
    24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Random Acts of Photography
    25. Weekly Photo Challenge-Layers | Jejak Langkah
    26. Layered to Perfection, Lacquer Art from India | Life is a Vacation
    27. potro | tucaballotumejoramigo.wordpress.com
    28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers « blogagaini
    29. Weekly Photography Challenge: Layers | sukies original
    30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Fog | Harry Makertia | The Journey
    31. Weekly Photo Challenge: A Time-warp Hiding in Stone | dark circles, etc
    32. Layers Of Lego For Layers Of Hope For The Philippines | this man’s journey
    33. Pretty Little Layers! | Inception
    34. Rome and its layered history | shutter + bliss
    35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Widya’s world
    36. lighter | yi-ching lin photography
    37. Cloud layers: missing the big skies | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number
    38. weekly photo challenge: layers | Wood Rabbit Journey
    39. Week in Review/ What Is Your Favorite? | I see beauty all around by rob paine
    40. Leafy layers | LynnSlyWrites
    41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Travel Monkey
    42. Weekly Photo Challenge – Layers / Travel Theme – Short | Travels and Trifles
    43. Layered Burger | Colline’s Blog
    44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | roastbeefandrakija
    45. Weekly Photo Challenge: //////ayers/////// | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
    46. travels with toby
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    48. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | In Love With Words!
    49. weekly photo challenge: layers | hereisandrea
    50. The Yummy Rainbow Cake | The Harlequin Tea Set
    51. 191. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Sofie’s Diary
    52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | northumbrian : light
    53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Mrs. Lanik’s Photo-a-Week Blog
    54. Layering With Fire | An Upturned Soul
    55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Pilot Fish
    56. Rainy Car Windows | Life In The Passenger Seat
    57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit | Picture the Pretty
    58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Picture the Pretty
    59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
    60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers (Water, Roads and Lines) | What’s (in) the picture?
    61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Lipgloss and a Backpack
    62. Weekly Photo Challenge – Lairs and Layers | The Road Less Paved
    63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Kelly Kuhn
    64. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Layers… | Lakshmi Loves To Shop
    65. Weekly Photo Challenge | Layers | the Lady with the Layered Frames | the TRASH BASH
    66. Layers | The numpty with a camera and a laptop
    67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | The corner of my imagination
    68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Webcentrick’s PhotoBlog
    69. App layers on a visit | follow your nose
    70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | My Photolanguage
    71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Memory Catcher
    72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Write Through Life
    73. weekly photo challenge: layers | nomad, interrupted
    74. Beautiful Great Blue Heron Shyly Hides Her Eyes Under Layers of Feathers on Silent Sunday | Babsje Heron
    75. weekly photo challenge: layers | Curls n Skirls
    76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Blogging Vogging…
    77. Weekly Photo Challenge – Layers (Made from Scratch Carrot Cake) | Points of View
    78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers « Hearing His Voice
    79. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers – Clouds over Ras Al Khaimah | Top of the Tent
    80. Weekly Photo Challenge : Layers « Jejak-jejak yang Terserak
    81. weekly photo challenge : layers | Time To Be Inspired
    82. Macro Monday – A Rose and a Variation | Ron Mayhew’s Blog
    83. Layers- Weekly Photo Challenge | Bileam se Donkie
    84. Cranberry Apple Pie – EyeSlobber photo by Kate Adamick Photography
    85. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers: Layers of time | Lavender Moon Girl’s Blog
    86. Layers intertwining | See Diving
    87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Across the Bored
    88. Breathtaking Egret Wing for Wordless Saturday | Babsje Heron
    89. Weekly Photo Challenge : Layers | I see beauty all around by rob paine
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    91. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Pinkpodster Ponders
    92. Powers of Observation, or Lack Thereof | Required Writing
    93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Never clip my wings
    94. The Lush Layers Of Llangollen | Taking One Day At A Time
    95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Last Train to QVille
    96. Layers | A New Day
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    98. Weekly Photo Challenge : Layers in Architecture | I see beauty all around by rob paine
    99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Far Away In The Sunshine
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    101. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Foto Challenge
    102. Weekly photo challenge -layers | Change Is Hard
    103. Double wisteria blossoms | Summerfield84’s English blog
    104. Nature’s Layers | Aislynn’s World
    105. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Pat and Al’s Adventure Continues…
    106. Phoneography Weekly: Look straight ahead | We Live In A Flat
    107. Weekly Daily Photo: Layers | Here & Abroad
    108. Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers | Life of a Minister Mom
    109. WPC: LAYERS « MY WALL
    110. Weekly Photo Challenge: Guess These B&W Layers | Humbled Pie
    111. Layers – WPhotoC | Ouch!! My back hurts!!

The Raven’s Word #poetry #photography

bandw inverted leaf
Last of Fall

Dark they fell

wings of death’s foreboding

fell messengers

what do they tell?

“All is lost

lost are they

who venture close

or come this way”

and so a tear

futility falls

falls with the last

none are left

none at all

explosion

Over at Saturday Centus Jenny Matlock’s prompt “I’ve Officially Reached Critical Mass” appropriate considering the asteroid that exploded this week

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Spin This #haiku #photography #fall

Catch Fall in its final spin

caught in flight

Whirling and it sings

caught perpetual motion

happy in its fall

*

Happy in its fall

ends must come to everything

beauty ’til the end

*

Beauty ’til the end

frail brown leaf bands with others

in their resting place

leaf mosaic

Photography “Caught in flight” and “Leaf Mosaic” copyright L. Moon 2012

More work celebrating Fall: “I Remember”, “Fall’s Song,””Last  Dance of Fall

Slipping Away #poetry #photography

With the passing of each day

more of you slips away

pulling me

into a sea of memory

falling falling

are the leaves

that like  tears

fall from the trees

****

I run try to fly

catching each one with my eyes

my hands hold a bunch

I sadly am unable to crunch

the last of life I’ve found

is lying deadly on the ground

This was a fun montage of words floating on the page as the leaves cascade in the world beyond my window…

I Remember #fall #poetry #photography

Looking up as leaves flutter to earth
Reminding me of Moonlit kisses
The crashing of the waves as our skin touches
laughing as the same song plays in both our heads
Fantastic aromas drive our senses wild
Anticipating our tomorrows
Running to the door for one more embrace
Waving and mouthing the words “goodbye I love you”
Hearing the crackle of fall leaves under my feet
Causing me to remember