Walking

It comes with walking: one step follows one.
How we obtained this now I do not know
Since any step we might have left undone
And we arrived by moving all too slow
Through doubts which kept us wondering where to go.
There’s someone guiding us about this maze -
The unexpected door, this path, that haze
That frightened us then brought refreshed relief.
The bright sun humbles darkness starting days
As justice blessed with mercy brings belief.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Amaya is hosting with the theme of movement and to dVerse Poetry Form where Rosemary Nissen-Wade is hosting with the dizain poetry form, a poem of ten lines, each with ten syllables and having a rhyme pattern of ABABBCCDCD.

Yellow in the Sun

Wonders

From her mind the flowers grow
Letting all the townsfolk know
Wonders turn up everywhere
Brightly waving in her hair.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Charmed Chaos (Linda Lee Lyberg) is hosting featuring Jacquline Hurlbert‘s artwork. The photo above was provided by the artist showing one of her paintings.

Rain

Only heroes blessed with pain
Continue searching through the rain
For their loved ones lost somewhere
Finding rest on gifts of prayer.

Best of all the search is slow.
The other must decide to show
And meet him in that pouring rain
Where they may reconcile again.

Linked to dVerse Poetics. Amaya hosts and the prompt is to write a poem inspired by “a piece of music that has made you shed tears” . I am sure all of us have many to choose from. I picked Kentucky Rain sung by Elvis Presley and written by Eddie Rabbitt and Dick Heard. Here is a video with lyrics:

Limbo

 
Early every day
Turn my mind away
From sin.
When I’m lost, astray,
Let me let you stay
Within.
Now I choose and may
Your desires display,
Begin.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where M (grapeling) is hosting with the these “limbo”. It is also an example of the “lai” poetry form featured at dVerse this month.

The lai poetry form is simple. The required rhyme and syllable counts flow under various meters.

Morning Fog
Morning Fog

Moon-Blown

 

The she-bird sang her secret reveries
While I, moon-blown, searched the ringéd-seas.
Deep waters drummed my heaven-circling pleas
Awash with water-spoken mysteries.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Laura Bloomsbury hosts with the theme of compound words used by Dylan Thomas. I picked “moon-blown”, “she-bird”, “ringed-sea”, “heaven-circling” and “water-spoken”.

Bright

Life Sustaining Water

The water's calm but storms approach. 
Their clouds will soon be high.
With future fresh and past well-spent
The birds play with the sky.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting with the theme “life sustaining water”.

Water, Birds and Soon the Sun

Cave


When the guide turned out the light
The darkness drove away the space.
Without the stars to show the night
Reality crashed in my face.

Kentucky vanished, out of sight.
This cave below became no place.


Linked to dVerse Poetics where Anmol is hosting with the theme of geography. This poem tries to show what can happen to the sense of geography when the lights go out.