The Show Must Go On

Waiting in the wings absent an audience what play will unfold when the next curtain rises – and who will hold centre stage? (A tanka for Reena’s Exploration challenge in which she references Shakespeare’s:  “All the world’s a stage….”.  Image my own.)

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Notes of Change

Earth plies her paintbrush under heavy cloud cover sun perseveres wind carries a secret tune – notes of change on horizon. (Image my own)

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To Catch a Thief

Intrusion’s clatter peaks adrenaline – armed I investigate encounter winsome smile – masked bandit, unabashed. (For Eugi’s Causerie Weekly Prompt:  winsome.  Image from personal collection.)

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Luminescent

My heart is a brook, joyous as a child’s song, memories like moss warm my wintry verges – luminescence from within. (For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku challenge:  brook/ moss; and Eugi’s weekly prompt: luminescent.)

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Transformation

As light in darkness transforms mundanity, so too am I salvaged – revelation turning back the icy pallor of Winter. (Tanka borrowed from a previous post on One Woman’s Quest II:  Resetting the Dial.  I have given the poem a title here.  Image from personal collection.)

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Bald Eagle

Intense, your presence, fierceness of talons, bulk of feathered might – humble my soul’s rejoicing, grateful to share this brief encounter. (For Granny Shot It’s Bird of the Day.)  

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Dance in Denial

Autumn dons a mask, regales the changing season, ignores Winter’s threat – and I too, dance, brightly clad, deny the nearness of death.  

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Lean On Me

Frayed and overwhelmed, senses bombarded beyond coping – seek comfort in the quiet knowing, and loving support of kinship. (For RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge:  coping & support)

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To Catch a Sunset

Mosquitoes favour river banks – hopefully hate repellent, free me to linger as dusk settles catch that last flash of colour. (For RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge:  detest/ favour)

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Waiting on Summer

A lonely bench waits for emergence of leaves, rain turning to warmth, the summer sun casting long shadows – evening lingerings. (A tanka for Ragtag community’s prompt: wait.  Image from personal collection.)

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