Category Archives: POETRY

Poems I write, and learn to write in different forms.

Coloring Book Haikus

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Coloring Book Haikus

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I had this coloring book, I had these Crayolas (left from the Crayola challenge), and I had an idea.

Why not color the pages, then write a little Haiku poem to go with each one!

Sounded good to me, so here’s the first one.

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Hot with marshmallows

Sensibilities are soothed

Cocoa dark and rich

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Gray Days – NanoPoblano – Day 11

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Gray Days – NanoPoblano – Day 11

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https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/why-blog-everyday-in-november/

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Today it is sunny, bright, and warm. However…

The past few days here have been chilly, gray, foggy, and damp. I wrote this on a gray day, and took the photo of the birds in the fog.

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“Gray Days”

Gloomy gloaming

Gets me roaming

Through the corridors

Of my mind

Gray and drizzly

Like a grizzly

Bear-ly hanging on

Thoughts and feelings

Stripping peeling

Away

Reality merging

Close to verging on this

Melancholy

Day

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Haunted

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“Haunted”

Creaky floors

Creaky doors

Noisy ghosts abound

Graveyard near

Fuels your fear

Ghosts do swirl around

Skritchy scratch

Unlocked latch

A eerie, ghostly sound

Draw the curtain

Must be certain

Ghosts remain underground

House so creaky

Ghosts so freaky

Try not to come unwound

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille # 43 (write to the prompt word ‘creak’, and use only 44 words)

Quadrille #43

Thanks for hosting, Grace!

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The Nest

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The Nest

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I just watched a little video of a magpie building a nest. It was on a post at Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

This inspired me to write a little poem. Thanks so much, Pat!

Check out her blog to see the video! 🙂

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The Nest

Perched precariously on swaying limbs

Building a home according to whims

Using only your beak and mouth

Constructing your haven, North to South

Holding on with your tiny toes

Keeping your balance as the wind blows

Weaving together twigs and sticks

Your nest is a wonder, a nest to fix

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Photos found on Pixabay

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Tingle My Tongue

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“Tingle My Tongue”

Ooh-wee

Bliss-ter-ing me

With your hot, hot kisses

Roasting fire sparks and hisses

Tickle my nose with scorched delight

Pepper my brow with sweat, tonight

A slow burning heat just can’t be beat

Hot shivers of chili, a passionate treat

Tastes of bliss

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille 44 Words

Use the word bliss in your poem.

Quadrille #39

Photo found on Pixabay by ArtsyBee

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DREAMTIME

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DREAMTIME

Flicker me a smile

With your eyes, beguile

Perchance to dreamtime

Throw me a lifeline

I’m drowning in your love

Flicker your touch upon my cheek

You are everything, all I seek

I’m drowning in your love

Flicker your love light

Save me, love

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Happy 6th Anniversary to dVerse Poets!

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For dVerse Poets, Quadrille # 36. Write a poem in 44 words, using the prompt, ‘flicker’.

Happy 6th Anniversary & Quadrille #36

Thanks for the prompt, Grace!

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Photo found on Pixabay, by Qirnono

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CAUTION! WEIRD POST AHEAD!

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CAUTION! WEIRD POST AHEAD!

On  a hot summer night, I was up in the stands at a race-car event. The track was huge, and cars were zip, zip, zipping past, sounding like mosquitoes. I watched them for awhile, but also kept looking up at the dark sky, like I do all the time, looking at the stars. As usual, I kept hoping a UFO would show itself.

Suddenly, I did see movement in amongst the stars, and it seemed to be getting closer. It was just a bright, little light, but was moving very fast toward us, here at the race. It got closer, still, until it was right above the track, and it began circling around, just like the fast race-cars. It was an even faster blur. It seemed to be a small jet plane, like an Air Force jet. How it could zoom around so super fast, I don’t know. Everyone watching from the stands were amazed.

After a couple of turns around the track, it took off, back into the dark sky. We watched until it was just a small, bright speck of light, again. However, just before we lost sight of it, we saw a giant explosion up in the sky, shooting orange flames, miles high.

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Writing down a dream

Nothing is as it seems

Writing down a dream

There’s a message, but what does it mean?

ooo – ooo – ooo – ooo

Writing down a dream

Remembering every scene

Writing down a dream

Visions are quite extreme

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© 2017 BS