Twinkling Sky

The black blanket adorned with little twinkling lights stared silently as my gazing eyes let the pregnant, salty tears fall. My feet, soaked against cold knee-high flood caused by the constant battle between the moon and the earth, are both wrinkled and chilled.

Yet deep inside, my weary soul is wrapped with warmth— warmth after basking in the sea of hopelessness, warmth in a freshly found faith brought by those small stars which twinkles in sync with the beat of my tired heart.

If the mighty He made my tear-stained eyes see the stars’ sparkling beauty, He might also hear the fervent prayers of a little dot on earth called me.

Humans are under
the same changing, twinkling sky.
I am never alone.

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In response to dVerse‘s Haibun Monday – Twinkle Twinkle by Toni of kanzensakura who also wrote about Night Sky!


Whether it is a childhood memory or a recent event, I would like for you all to write a one paragraph haibun ending it with a nature based haiku (remember, haiku are always about nature and haibun are always non-fiction).  Give us your heart, your humor, your expertise about the night sky….Whatever happened to you under a night sky from sunset to sunrise.

Word-High July: Takipsilim



Promising pink and purple
defeats wishful white and blue,
bright soleil darkens,
luna casts its gloomy hue.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 12 – Takipsilim.

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Moon’s Song

Moon’s Song: A Deten*

is the best part
of a long tiring day,
tucked in soft bed, cuddling, snuggling,
heart’s half.

Moon beams,
smiling, gleaning,
watching married soul’s pray
no noise can bother, even scream,

Lost ‘tween
twinkling bright stars
and dark night’s peaceful bay,
erasing deep yesterday scars,
new day.

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In response to May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites.

Today’s prompt is The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro.

The Remains of the Day

*The Deten has a unique rhyme scheme. It was created by Johnn Schroeder and can be found at Poetry Base.

The Deten is:

  • a 15 line poem made up of 3 cinquains.
  • meter at the discretion of the poet. Iambic pentameter is suggested, but tetrameter or sprung rhythm would also work. It might interesting to use the Crapsey Cinquain syllabic frame 2-4-6-8-2.
  • rhymed abcab decde fgcfg.

Midnight Sighs

Midnight Sighs: A Waka*

Tender is the night
wordlessly bare and breathless
soft rugged rushed sighs
breaks velvet night’s masked silence—
‘til we said the last goodbyes.

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In response to May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites.

Today’s prompt is Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Tender Is the Night


The waka is:

  • a pentastich, a poem written in 5 lines.
  • syllabic, 5-7-5-7-7 syllables. 31 onji, in English, 31 syllables.
  • true to the heart of the poet. The inspiration is to be drawn from the experience.
  • an early model for the tanka and many other Japanese forms.
  • gathered into collections. In most Japanese anthologies poems are arranged in seasonal sequence followed by considered, poetic-worthy topics such as love or grief.

Bedtime Aphorism: An Anna*


Bedtime Aphorism: An Anna*

Moon beam’s
fin’lly here
magneting us
‘neath the bed that’s ours
to share, snuggle
my dear.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

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In response to Daily Post: Bedtime and Napowrimo Day 13.


The number 13 is often considered unlucky, so today I’d like to challenge you to beat the bad luck away with a poem inspired by fortune cookies.


The Anna was invented in honor of Arkansas, poet and news columnist, Anna Nash Yarbrough by James R. Gray of California. This creator suggests the theme for this metric verse be love.

The Anna is:

  • a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines.
  • metric, iambic pattern, L1 dimeter, L2 trimeter, L3 tetrameter, L4 pentameter, L5 tetrameter, L6 trimeter and L7 dimeter.
  • unrhymed.