Note of Surprise #haiku #photography

This week at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Kristjaan is again challenging our writing with another Haiku lesson:

“Maybe this episode had to be our first Haiku Writing Techniques episode, because this week it’s all about one of the basic writing techniques of haiku, the surprise, that one moment as long as the sound of a pebble thrown into water. That moment we have to catch in three lines, three lines which have to tell the whole story of that one moment, that surprise. That one moment is the essence of haiku. It’s an impression caught in three lines and (mostly) seventeen syllables.”

ripples of music

rapture’s crescendo

one tear of understanding

momentary captive

Please enjoy the creative work by fellow haiku poets at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

 

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Empty Shell #haiku #art #photography

watering eye

next to my footprint

the empty shell of a hermit crab –
Ah! what a sadness

(c) Chèvrefeuille (2012)

*****

Devoid of feeling

punished by old dreams

carried on a wave

~L. Moon

Thanks to Kristjaan at Carpe Diem for another installation (part 2) of 3 part Vision Quest challenge where we have 24 hours to respond by writing a haiku. Today’s prompt “Empty Shell.”

Artwork: “Tearing Eye” is a pencil drawing layered on top of a photograph of a wave.

Image © Moondust designs

Tear of a Star #shortstory #amwriting #flashfiction

They tried to capture it – my tear

The myth was if you caught one tear of a star you could rule the world.

But they got it wrong.

If you managed to get me, a star , upset I would not cry  there would be natural disasters

The world would vomit its dead, storms would come in like a tide,  the waves would get bigger drowning more people in waves of concrete.

If by chance you touched one tear of mine you would scream in torment.

For though nothing has happened it feels as if your entire body has been dropped into a vat of caustic acid.

Only one could manage a tear – my lover.

Loving arms wrapped around me would calm the waves, put out the fires, stay disaster.

His reassuring voice would put an ice cap on this inferno

As he laid me upon a green/ blue pasture in the universe as he brushed my hair,

I would be sated.

But that time has yet to come.

If by chance you meet this man

send him toward the end of the celestial grove.

For the hour grows late and my patience with humanity is waning

ire and mercury rises.

 

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…

A Tear #oneshotwednesday

I caught a tear

that fell from your eye

as I watched 

it mingled with mine

*

Was it  your cheek

where it fell?

glistening sorrow

or was it mine?

*

I felt the dampness

lost in the confusion

caught in the pool

of sadness

**

An expression

of the past

what was lost

wet, speechless sadness

**

watering

the flowerbeds

we hoped

for a future

***

seeking

warming rays

lighting the way

to tomorrow’s future

Please join us for another week of One Shot Wednesday.

A day to meet other poets and share in their work.

Thanks to Meg Yarsh for the photo:http://www.flickr.com/photos/megyarsh/2436625875/

Catch It (a poem)

Dear

c a t c h   i t

before  it  lands

p l ea s e

*

Before

i t  signifies

end of you and

me

*

It’s

just a drop

says so much

m o r e

*

please

don’t leave

go out that

door

*

H o l d

m e  please

one    last

time

*

My dear

our love just

had no place left

to climb

**

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Meg Yarsh the tear is perfect

*http://www.flickr.com/photos/megyarsh/2436625071/sizes/m/in/photostream/

Thanks for the delightful photo – drop

*http://www.flickr.com/photos/giovannigaryurgelles/4047785425/sizes/m/in/photostream/