Sleet #poetry #rain #winter

 

snow forest

Looking up to curse nature’s tears

you freeze as you plummet toward my plot of dirt

the contingent of birds and woodland life shivers

no one wants to venture out

bombarded by winter’s calling card

with one added degree of warmth you thaw

no longer a harsh sleet

your cascade is gentle as you brush against leaves

caressing and nourishing the brown earth

 

 

 Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.

John Updike

 

 

Nature’s Song #poetry #haiku #amwriting #photography

 

leaf drop

beautiful notes

larks join in sky’s symphony

rain plays tympani

rain-on-bird4

hibari naku naka no hyoshi ya kiji no koe

through the skylark’s singing
comes the beat
of pheasants’ cries

~ Basho

 

Today’s prompt for Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem Month long celebration is “Skylark’s Singing” in honor of Basho.

Day’s End #photography #poetry

 

rain and thunder

Rain drops collide with mid afternoon heat

thunder’s timpani roll  in loud rumbles

the conductor excitedly increases the tempo

light flashes as the cymbals strike

leaves clap their hands

trees bow in deference

the moon’s light brightens the sky

nature hushes waiting for a silvery banquet

fire flies approach the dance floor

spinning their partners in charged ecstasy

summer beads off my brow as I watch day’s end

leaf drop

Dawn’s Silence #poetry #photography

dawn

It rained a blue and silent yawn

catching warm colors that suited

dancing yellows, reds and dawn 

It rained a silent gazing yawn

dancing yellows, reds and dawn 

I held my volume level muted

It rained for me a silent yawn

catching drops warm colors suited

The Triolet fits the prompt of silence nicely I think.

The Triolet: Its rhyme scheme  is ABaAabAB and often all lines are in iambic tetrameter: the first, fourth and seventh lines are identical, as are the second and final lines, thereby making the initial and final couplets identical as well.

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Undone #poetry #photography #art

paint undone

Slain

by your sharp edged heart

well aimed piercing

dart

*

Dripping

off the edge of my page

blood flows free at this

stage

*

Alone

none to hold back the pain

too late to catch bloody

rain

*

Undone

mere ashes in your hands

fiend, my death so long

planned

Art and Photograph “Undone” © L. Moon 2013