Summer takes a sigh
Lungs collapsing in the sun
Birds fly on up-draft
A prompt from dVerse, to explore why we write in the style we do, with a traditional haiku at the end. I’m not sure my response made my why any clearer, but I didn’t realise before I thought about it that this is definitely my style, at least at the moment. I haven’t put in any line breaks as I usually do so you can see it as it is raw. I still and probably always will be growing in the way I write, so this is a snapshot of me now, I guess.
The knocking intensifies, urgent and soft.
Rain is a stranger,
drumming the door.
But my fingers that reach for the door knob
Are covered in soft-silk
dust, and dry gum leaves.
And I know you will wash them away.
Your green coat don’t fit
The bones of the valley,
Grey wash watercolour soddens the sky.
I want long summers
To hang washing in,
Give me my sunshine, give me my dry.
There’s never a break
In the clouds or lush grass,
Dark dreamy paddocks sigh in your reign
Catching my pockets,
Drenching my sheep,
And filling the beds when the river’s asleep.
I know I craved water,
I didn’t know what it meant,
Forfeit gold living, put your feet in the mud.
But glance t’wards
the mottled dark storm
Life symphony, the gentle drum joins the band,
Child’s play-dust gone,
It’s a kind bargain
Rain is a gentle monarch over the land
Lovely rain prompt from dVerse, mine is late! Hope you enjoy 😊
Summer shoes to be
Discarded, corner tossed
Feet free in the grass
A prompt from dVerse about shoes, I’ve always enjoyed hot weather when I can kick them off! This is a haiku, 5-7-5 syllables. I always have trouble with syllables because when in primary school they taught us to count them by the amount of times our chin went down when we said the word, well with my Australian accent words tend to become a little compressed! Does anyone have a better method of counting syllables?
Written from a prompt by Teresa Creations Blog.
Previous poems, “Radiant Sunrise” two word prompt – 24/8/17
Prompt from Teresa Creations Blog.
Linked to dVerse Open Link Night.