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Monday Morning Haiku #148 — Wild Daffodils

In unkempt woodland,
twigs and brambles imprison
golden daffodils.

Monday Morning Haiku #147 — Ladybird

Hibernation ends
Lone ladybird emerges
Spring around corner

Monday Morning Haiku #146 — Snowdrops

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Late winter snowdrops…
Virgin brides adorned in white,
their stamens veiled.

Monday Morning #Haiku 145 — Wild Violets

february-violets

Shyness overcome,
violets velvet the grey
of February.

Monday Morning #Haiku 144 — Azalea

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Kitchen windowsill…
Lone azalea flower
ahead of the game.

My Tanka Poetry Response to Cybele Moon’s Magical Photo Prompts

As you can see from the pictures below, my friend The Dune Mouse (Cybele Moon), who blogs at The Runes of the Gatekeeper’s Daughter, is a super-talented photographer. In fact she’s the queen of magical images, as well as the weaver of wondrous mythological tales.

To my delight, she agreed to select three of her creations for me to respond to with Japanese-style 31-syllable tanka poems. This is a great honour, so I hope to have done the pictures justice; it’s very much my interpretation, and they might mean something completely different to Cybele.

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Storm clouds muddy dawn;
make an omelette of sunrise.
A hilltop tombstone…
Full of life, the girl races
to read her own epitaph.

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 Peacock perched in shade,
mere hint of iridescence
in his silhouette.
He belongs to a proud earl,
who nicks feathers for his hat.

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In the dark forest,
fraught birds exchange alarm calls…
human invaders.
A perfect day for walking;
how beautiful the birdsong.

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Related reading:

To read more poems in this style, enter the word “Tanka” into Search on my blog’s sidebar
https://sarahpotterwrites.com/2017/01/25/an-interview-with-poet-sarah-potter/ (all about Japanese poetic forms)
https://cybeleshineblog.wordpress.com/
https://sarahpotterwrites.com/2014/05/03/mays-guest-storyteller-cybele-moon/

Monday Morning #Haiku 143 — Full Moon

full-moon-2am

Two after midnight,
dazzled awake with a start…
LED full moon.

Monday Morning #Haiku 142 — Solid White

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Hard to tell apart
chalk rocks mixed with blocks of ice…
winter assortment.

An Interview With Poet Sarah Potter

For those of you who want to know more about Japanese poetic forms, do read my guest post on Bill Holland’s wonderful blog. Whilst there, perhaps you might like to have a go penning a Japanese-style poem of your own in “comments”.

Artistry With Words

003I ALWAYS FEEL BAD

Well, I always feel bad for the poets out there, because I feel like you get the short end of the stick on my blog.  Truth is I know next to nothing about poetry, so I figure it’s better that I just stay quiet about it rather than embarrass myself.

But today you poets are in for a surprise.  I have an expert in the figurative house, and her name is Sarah Potter, and she has agreed to discuss Japanese Poetic Forms with you today.

Let it never be said that I don’t care about all of you.

And now, here’s Sarah!

Sarah Potter “Waning” Lyrical About Japanese Poetic Forms

Thank you so much, Bill, for inviting me as a guest on your wonderful blog. I’m both excited and a bit daunted, as this is the first time a fellow blogger has asked me to write…

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Monday Morning #Haiku 141 — Fox Cub

foxcub

Winter fox cub lurks
Territorial dispute
One bloodied dog nose

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