Saturday, October 29, 2011


pale like a ghost 
she screamed so loudly until
white sheet fell away


ghostly encounters
real or imagined scenes
gives me frightful dreams


unsociable, shy  
she was a ghost of herself
living in the past

Posted for Haiku Heights :  Prompt # 92 is Ghosts.   Poetry form:   3 lines of 5-7-5 syllables

Happy Halloween ~

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Autumn in October

russet leaves peek
at old wooden barn
seams bursting with
harvest of corn and wheat,
summer's hay stacked high

long slender arms twirl
the cool winds whispering     
coppery meadow, until  
dust brown leaves sleep,
falling into arms of mother earth 

Posted for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads:   Friday Picture Prompt

Saturday, October 22, 2011


pink vase sponge floating
amidst dark murky waters
bright ray of sunshine  

Posted for Haiku Heights:   Prompt # 91 is sponge

picture credit:   here

Saturday, October 15, 2011


the tree greeted me
vibrant colours of autumn 
sunny homecoming

maple leaves on ground 
orange, yellow, red splashes
nature's lively dance  

Posted for Haiku Heights:    Prompt # 90 is Vibrant.    I have arrived home after a two week travel to visit my family.   I woke up this morning with the maple leaves scattered all over the garden.   

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Impossible dreams

purple, red colors
brightening gray horizon;
garden on roof top


i search stars above
unblinking in what can be;


i hold burning torch
steady in my hands; seeking
curtain of silence

For Haiku Heights:   Prompt 89 - is Impossible

Picture credit:   In Tandem - Jinksy

Friday, October 7, 2011


white jasmine flowers
scattered on carved wooden feet, 
favors for the Gods


chasing the sun's tail
above spaces of white clouds,
pale moon puffed and huffed 


pockmarked red apples
basket of handpicked harvest;
black crows all in rows


butterfly wings framed
adorning white walls; pricking
skin of conscience


pink frangipani
falling on rusty park bench;
rose scent stirring crypt


yellow maple leaves
falling on wide brim straw hat;
early prognosis

Posted for D'Verse Poets Pub - Form for All.   My favorite poetry forms - haiku and senryu.