Gone Fishing 🎣 # Haiku #Tanka

A gentle lapping
Breaks daily monotony
Against calm lakeshore

– Haiku

A gentle lapping
Breaks daily monotony
Against calm lakeshore

Vacation hooked and baited
Nature’s wild, a peaceful feast

– Tanka

 

In response to Ronovan Writes – Haiku challenge #171 using the words = Lake & Calm.

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The Mountain – (a Duet) Finish it Friday

Written by; Robert Louis Covington (Italics) & Kelly Lewis

Calming beauty and mystery
Circling valleys with majesty

I call upon thee greenery
Shifting mantels of prosperity
To fill me with your serenity

– A “Finish it Friday” prompt from the Inlandia Institute featuring fellow IECWC member Robert Louis Covington’s piece ‘The Mountain’

Hate Crimes – #Tanka

Towering over,
ill placed egos swell with pride
while victims cower

suffering from their birth rights
subject to fearful hate crimes


In response to weekly prompt (hate and pride) challenge #45 here: https://butismileanyway.com/2017/08/08/colleens-weekly-poetry-challenge-45-haiku-hate-pride/

Painted Ladies

Glamorous it seems
from the eyes of a young child
taught to cover up

~

Accentuating
their natural-born beauty
artistically

~

Sashay Shante, Queens
Sis’ of Perpetual Sin
spreading awareness

2012 AIDS Fundraiser

 


Last week, I stumbled upon the below  site hosting weekly Haiku prompts, and thought fun. This week, I decided to give it a go by using the words as the title with 3 different views in the form of Haiku.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #161 Painted&Lady

Salon Saloon

saloon-clipart-hair-salon-powerpoint-template

She tries to greet every patron
With a smile of appreciation
Masking the standing situation
Of how badly her feet are aching
Instead she thinks of her creations
And an upcoming vacation

It’s Friday afternoon
Every seat in the room is nearly taken
Rows of women line the floor
Manning their stations
Mixing obnoxious concoctions
To apply with conversation

Chemicals and tools expertly used
Loyal ones return for the abuse
She helps consumer’s meet their needs
Hustling them in and out
With relative speed and ease
Looking the way they aspired to be

Cutting edge styles to desired lengths
One in the washer, under dryer and waiting
Tonight there’ll be no breaks
Edward Scissorhands fly through the air
On autopilot, parting and splitting hairs
Without any undo fanfare

Clippings quickly fall and gather around
To hear the latest talk of the town
Business here is alive and well
Everyone who comes has a story to tell
She listens and is genuinely interested
With all who pay her a routine visit


Last weekend I meet with John Brantingham and picked up his book, The Gift of Form, which I took with me to the hairdresser last night to read. About 20 pages in I came across an Observation Exercise and decided to give a try.  As a result, Leticia, who I’ve been seeing for over a decade fell victim to my words at play.

The Long Haul

You can’t be in it just for a day
Your heart needs to be committed to stay
Knowing that there’ll be barriers along the way
To overcome by being honest – mean what you say

Now listen to what isn’t being said
I want you to get it all out of your head
Our words are meant to be shared, spoken and read
So give yourself the permission needed to move ahead

Hunker down it’ll be a long haul
Don’t be afraid I’ll catch you if you fall
Always remember that you’ll never please them all
It’s up to you now, there’s no time left to waste or stall

 


Prompt from Saturday (thanks Judy!) and for my friends over at the IECWC.