earth’s striptease: a haiku

asphalt road in white, absent leaves, abandoned twigs, fresh year undresses. — 12.16.2019 ©2019 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo via Unsplash — For Frank's #Haikai Challenge #117 (12/14/19): Midwinter (mafuyu)/Midsummer (manastu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga My upcoming book, Poems for S is up for pre-order. See it here: https://amzn.to/2CSrGAU .

Lost Lavender

Forgive me, my creator but I feel you are a traitor, for painting me with friendly color and gifting me with healing odor, but letting me be a protector of a poisonous aggressor. In this human court judging me physically, my defense is my fragrant grace, and my pale petals' serenity, yet the prosecution argues… Continue reading Lost Lavender

Senseless: A Sept*

Think before you start to speak, curse, talk, judge. Don’t be one senseless man. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 18. --- The Sept is a simple invented form patterned after the number 7. The Sept is: a heptastich, a poem in 7 lines. syllabic, 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 syllables in each line. unrhymed.

In-depth: An Imayo

Autopsy my tender words, ‘fore you let them in. They may sound sugary sweet, but better check ‘em. In-depth they bleed dark curses--- chocolate-coated. Just like your false promises, bland and not buttered. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 16. — Imayo It seems that whenever I research a Japanese form, it… Continue reading In-depth: An Imayo

Tasty: A Tango

Words slipping through your sweet, lying tongue, smell as fragrant as wildflowers in bloom. But when they went inside my heart and my mind, your tasty letters are cursed with unending gloom. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 6. The Tango is an invented stanzaic form introduced by Chiquita LoJuana Gonzolas Sills. The… Continue reading Tasty: A Tango

Sharp: A Shadorma*

Powerful tongue as sharp as sword. Spit slashing strong words of life, death, destruction and hope. Please use it wisely. — Photo credit: Unsplash In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 5. --- The Shadorma is a simple syllabic verse form Theated by James Neill Northe that is most effective when written using strong words or phrases. The… Continue reading Sharp: A Shadorma*

Petrichor

Petrichor: A Pleiades* Prairie’s wet with sky’s tears, praline buds are mist-kissed, praying dry twigs now cheered, prams can now be released, powerful storm’s appeased. Prelude’s done, dear rainbow--- play with sweet petrichor. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thanks, Sarah!) *Pleiades The Pleiades is:… Continue reading Petrichor

Illicitous

Illicitous: An Imayo* Blurred eyes missed your intense gaze, as I come near you. Your face’s illicitous look, reveals your soul's crooked. Your dark eyes take off my clothes, but I keep my stance. I know my womanhood’s worth, you’ll ne’er stand a chance! — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word… Continue reading Illicitous

Ethereal

Ethereal: An Endecha* our earth’s ethereal facade made of seasons’ artistry, fades out before my two eyes when it ate your body wholly, including me. — ©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Unsplash.com Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thanks, Sarah!) *Endecha The Endecha is a " The Canción triste que encierra un… Continue reading Ethereal