At Last

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gray clouds
part for the sun
the ice melts − at last

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Image: Claude Monet, Breakup of Ice, Lavacourt, Grey Weather, 1880, WikiArt.org.

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2016. In response to Wednesday Poetry Prompt #340 – finally or at last, (via Poetic Asides).

Winter Tricube

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snowflakes fall
the air turns
shades of white

trees covered
in thick snow
stripe the scene

the jays fly
branch to branch
spots of blue

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Image: Winter Landscape, Paul Gaughin, 1879, WikiArt.

Words: tricube, c.b.w. 2016. Inspired by WD Poetic Form Challenge: Tricubes (via Poetic Asides)

Ritual

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Ritual of the Seasons

I.
fresh green
leaves lull trees
into spring

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II.
lush trees
and wisteria
summer smiles

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III.
chilled wind
paints the forest
autumn red

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IV.
winter’s bite
paves the ground
in white

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Image #1: Hiroshige, Kiyomizu Hall and Shinobazu Pond at Ueno (from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), Wikipedia Commons

Image #2: Hiroshige, Inside Kameido Tenjin Shrine (from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), Wikipedia Commons

Image #3: Hiroshige, In the Akiba Shrine at Ukeji (from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), Wikipedia Commons

Image #4: Hiroshige, Meguro Drum Bridge and Sunset Hill (from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo), 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 15 Prompt: ritual

Mistake

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I.
her lips
shiver with regret
the floor is cold

II.
folded hands
apologies unsaid
the wind howls

III.
first winter day
grass grows
instead of snow

IV.
a pair of ravens
kraa at those
who call them crows

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For the record – not a Raven. He will caw not kraa!

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Image: Kawanabe Kyōsai, Crow on a Bamboo Branch, Metropolitan Museum of Art

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 9 Prompt: mistake

Submerged

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I.
leaves overhead
drowning in green
shaded path

II.
somewhere beneath
thick green moss
a tree

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III.
last night’s snow
buries autumn
in white

IV.
under layers
of snow and ice
a blue lake

 

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Photo: Forest Park, Portland, Oregon, c.b.w. 2015

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 8 Prompt: submerged