Let The Moment Begin

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I.
a small raindrop
holds the sky
just before…

II.
rain falls
a million ripples
stir the pond

III.
the last drop
descends caught
by a lily pad

IV.
distant thunder
lifts the clouds
a chance to breathe

after-a-rain.jpg!Blog

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Image: Arkhip Kuindzhi, After A Rain, WikiArt.org

This artist is new to me and I’m rather fascinated with his work. Yet another reason to love the PAD Challenge! I probably never would have come across his work had I not been searching WikiArt.org for paintings tagged with “rain.”

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2015

Part of the 2015 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge (Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest) for the November 30 Prompt: let the moment begin

Challenge Complete! :-)

Open Letter

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I.
dim morning sun
sheds light on
an empty house

II.
coffee turns cold
last night’s I’m
not sorry – a lie

III.
your phone
number half-dialed
bitter gray clouds

IV.
writing to you
the pend runs dry
fog hides the stars

winter.jpg!Blog

 

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Image: Guy Rose, Winter, WikiArt.org

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2015

Part of the 2015 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge (Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest) for the November 29 Prompt: open letter

Special Note: This series hooks onto the series I wrote for the Day 23 prompt, apology. Follow the link to get the start of this little story.

Night

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I. It Was a Cold and Silent Night

moonlit snowdrifts
sparkle in silence
the stars answer

white-night-1901.jpg!Blog

II. It Was a Long and Sleepless Night

counting cars
as they pass
alone at midnight

moonlight stripes
paint the wall
still awake at three

nothing to do
but count each breath
eyes won’t close

 

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Image: Edvard Munch, White Night, WikiArt.org

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2015

Part of the 2015 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge (Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest) for the November 28 Prompt: It was a (blank) and (blank) night …

Leftover

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I.
sparrows splash
in the remains of
last night’s puddles

II.
blackberries we
did not pick
left for the birds

III.

an empty chair
we all noticed
still left with grief

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Image: Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin’s Armchair, Wikipedia Commons

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2015

Part of the 2015 November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge (Poetic Asides via Writer’s Digest) for the November 27 Prompt: leftover