Posted in d'Verse Poets Pub, poetry, quadrille

Party Girlie

d’Verse Poets Pub: Quadrille – balloon
De has us up in the air with balloons today

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Party Girlie

I’m feeling rather bal(loony)
No one pulling my strings
No longer anchored by
Heavy thoughts
Floating along with whichever
Wind blows the sweetest
Bobbing through the day seemingly
Without direction or purpose
Looking for a party or some
Celebration where I can
Be me

Posted in carpe diem haiku kai, poetry

Music Sijo

Carpe Diem Universal Jane #13 Sijo the Korean poem

Sijo is traditionally composed in three lines of 14-16 syllables each, totaling between 44-46 syllables. A pause breaks each line approximately in the middle; it resembles a caesura but is not based on metrics.

Here is my attempt at this form

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a gentle breeze blowing through dry reeds sang a mournful song
and the nightingale answered with a hopeful melody
young lovers heard neither making, instead, their own sweet music

Posted in Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, poetry

A Poem Takes Flight

Weekend Mini Challenge: Thought Animals

Kimis our host in the Garden  this weekend

A Poem Takes Flight

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Like a small caterpillar
My thoughts grow
Fed with nibbles of ink
And syllables

Bit by bit they become bigger
Until they’ve out grown
Their small skin – shedding
Unwanted ideas and trite phrases

Growing longer and wiser
My words curl up, take a break
Transform into a poem
Then spread their wings and fly