Rain

Oh how wicked fast these ancient lizards run.
Do they love this rainy weather like I do -
Crash and freaky lightning, rainbow when it’s done?

Seeing makes us pause our steps. Who will go through?
Phone in hand, he waits to let me take some shots.
Off he pounces under plants with water blue.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Sarah is hosting with the theme of rain.

Rain

Slip

Those whose eyes refuse to see the sunshine will
Not see the moon rise slippery on the waters.
Evenings darken waves on oceans wild or still.

Before that night falls may my fresh eyes see
And not ignore the ancient moon that follows me.

Linked to dVerse Quadrille where Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting with the word “slip”.

Moon Rise

One-Liner Wednesday – Rain

Rainy, rainy drips and drops
flushed from cloudy water spouts
down and down until it stops.


Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One Liner Wednesday.

Also linked to dVerse Open Link Night where Grace is hosting.

Rainy
Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

Room

So many rooms I used to know
They all had much I miss.
Their windows, floors and doors would flow
With breathing just like this.

Linked to dVerse Poetics. Laura Bloomsbury is hosting with the theme of “rooms”.

Upstairs Toward the Blue
Upstairs Toward the Blue

Broadway

Those boxed rectangles with bland colors offer some differentiation but that’s not enough.  The white is what’s important not what steps on it to stand out.

Unless those squares let white show through, there’s nothing they can do except to blandly block the view.

But then I heard and understood.  It’s not those ghostly squares.  They’re the victims.  It’s that deathly white itself, the very stuff I thought was pure. I almost didn’t see it.  Now I do, burying, as if it could, the light that would shine through.

     
            Empty restaurants
     Birds will nest in time for spring
          Water flows and falls

Linked to dVerse Haibun Monday. Kim Russell is hosting with the theme of Piet Mondrian’s ‘Broadway Boogie Woogie’.

New York City from the Empire State Building

Geometric Shapes

So many geometric shapes!
I toss the ones that will not do.
I take the lighter ones with smiles
And these I set in upright piles
As markers for my trail to you.

Linked to Cosmic Photo Challenge where Dale offers the theme of “geometric shapes”.

Linked also to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. I have long realized that when my poems get shorter and shorter they become more like nursery rhymes. This past week that realization made me smile all the more.

Tiles
Tiles

Gogyokha – Five Lines

raindrops rainbow
storms boom and blow
rumblings and flow
of watery blue
so much I don't know

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. Frank Tassone is hosting with five line Japanese forms. I picked the gogyokha since the only constraint appeared to be having five lines.

Arc