Remembrance


Remembrance Day red
lest we forget fallen hearts
silent gratitude

fateful quietude
our shared moment of silence
always remember

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In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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Unseen 俳句


comet’s white umbra
withdrawn heartbeats ‘midst sorrow
white ink tattoos mist

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A Poet is …..


A Poet is . . . . .

. . . . . someone who picks up a seashell to hear whispering stars, not surf
. . . . . someone who writes to explore the dark, yet frees the light
. . . . . someone who skywrites without wings
. . . . . someone who stargazes using only a pen
. . . . . someone who paints the silence ‘tween heartbeats
. . . . . someone who reflects moonbeams onto paper
. . . . . someone who knows the difference between silence and silent
. . . . . someone who carves runes on cheese then serves on crackers with whiskey
. . . . . someone who would rather be a mime than an actor
. . . . . someone who dips feather quills into red wine for ink
. . . . . someone who briefly seduces silence into a captive audience
. . . . . someone who confides in starlight with no expectations at all
. . . . . someone who answers questions that will never be asked
. . . . . someone who would rather be a story than a fact
. . . . . someone who returns a wave from a stranger,
. . . . . . .then realizes it was a cloud, shaped like a dragon

A Poet is . . . . someone who is truly patient . . . . waits for the right words . . . . for the right person . . . . for all the right reasons . . . . for the right moment . . . . but no sooner . . . . yet all too often . . . . too late . . . .

Fade 俳句


auroras last strut
shadows skirt prismatic fate
silence ‘tween echoes

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Paradox 俳句


shadows seek moonlight
lusty heartbeats share silence
runes tease aurora

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Hold 俳句


heartbeats within stars
reflected moonbeams ‘neath dew
midnight whispers pause

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Hope 俳句


hewn in fog with sighs
silence between moonlit runes
ancient hearts carve faith

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Slant 俳句


starlight confirms prism
rose curtsies ‘neath moonlit runes
thorns align with scent

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Enthral 俳句


moonbeam confidante
scribe traces constellations
streaking comet runes

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Abundance 俳句


lustrous moonbeams thrive
ancient light seeks virgin rose
richness of heartbeats

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