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Tanka

Dissipating Stress

Weariness gives way

Simple tiredness holds sway

Dissipating stress

Shoulders draw away from neck

Jaw releases it’s tight grip

For Tanka Tuesday

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Poetry

Ruminating

Ruminating

Often it comes

Attempts at self mastery

The Wise can settle

Into the cacophony within

Grasp released

Annihilation ambition put down

In favour of restful awareness

Watching…

Anxiety’s apprehension

Recognising….

Melancholy’s malaise

Realising…

Doubt’s discomfort

Knowing their transience

How they dissolve when left alone

How they grow and morph when probed

Yes I am pondering

Why I secretly covet misery

Fearful of peace

if you have an hour this fine buddhist Teacher is worth it.
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Poetry

Dilapidated

Dilapidated, in need of renovation.

Decades have passed.

Neglected, needs unmet.

Degradation continues unabated.

Pivot point is reached.

Renovation promises unfulfilled.

All that’s left is demolition.

Land wiped clear.

New purpose undefined.

But potential sits,

In brooding vacancy.

Knowing progress is uncontainable.

For day 4 prompt https://www.napowrimo.net/ using inspiration from the below image.

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Haiku

Freeze Haiku

BANG Metal constricting
Warmth's energy dissipates
Permeating Freeze 

I have discovered it is National Poetry Writing Month (April 2021). So although a few days late going to join in the challenge. I have joined on day 3 where the challenge is to create a Personal Universal Deck and write a poem inspired by it – the challenge site for seeking inspiration is here, although you could just commit to writing a poem a day for the remainder of the month of April. It is up to you!

Here is mine based on the card I pulled which was “Bang”. This made me think how I finally defrosted the freezer yesterday (yes very domesticated) and as it cooled the elements were making some terrific bangs!

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Poetry

Ageing Petals

Ageing petals

Brown edged

Dessicating

Stalks mouldy

But just a hint

Of better days.

Spent bouquet

Still standing upright

In fermenting water

Once fresh and bright

Full of optimism

Brought a smile

Now speak of decay

March of time

All changes

Life degrades

At least we gain

Experience…

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Haiku

Daffodil Haiku

Demure bud opens
Spring evening sun envelops
Delicate petals

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Haiku

Sun’s Warmth

Virtually spent
Clouds part allowing sun’s warmth
To lift weary soul

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Cinquain

Weary

Weary

Problems abound

Constantly eroding

Once resilient defences

Weary

Futility tempts overwhelm

Foundations remain firm

Still holding fast

Weary

As you can tell I am weary but I am refusing to quit, despite how tempting it is.

This is a Butterfly Cinquain 9 line syllabic poem that runs, 2,4,6,8,2,86,4,2.

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com
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Poetry

Ship

This being human is a Ship,

Traversing ocean swells,

Battered by storms,

Capsized by hurricanes.

Then finding safe harbour,

Gentle journeys through inlets,

Exploring coves and sandy bays,

Course at times easy found,

Other times navigation elusive.

Worried that the view,

Brings no sight of land.

Then times of peace,

With nothing in view,

Adrift in endless blue.

Written for dVerse prompt to write a metaphor poem starting ‘This being human is…’

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
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Haiku

Hearing

Sonorous soft sounds

Natural tones crisp clear cascade

Caught by tiny bones

The tiny bones that catch the sound are the Malleus, Incus & Stapes

For Ronovan’s haiku challenge words this week are soft and crisp.