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Category: Poetry

I only started writing poetry in 2020 during the Covid Lockdown – a self-imposed challenge that I have loved … Enjoy!

On Patience – (Tanka Tuesday #273)

Tested Facts support you. Temper the need to act, Before you gather evidence, Eschew Folk wisdom that stymies the truth. Such, it is salient, To acquire Patience. (Butterfly Cinquain) Poem […]

Pure White – (Tanka Tuesday #272)

Associated with perfection, It symbolises; chastity, Honesty, cleanliness, good. Personified by the Unicorn and lamb; All religions Adopt it  Such is White! (Nonet) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge […]

On Learning – Shadorma

Everyday,  Improve what you do, Just a tad. Over time, Continual betterment, Accrues crucial skills. (Shadorma)  

Game Over – (Tanka Tuesday #271)

Be prepared For swift reactions, To your move. Don’t assume That, when you take advantage, They will be asleep. (Shadorma) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #271. This week, […]

On You – Abhanga

None is at the centre Of the whole universe. The world won’t reimburse, For nowt given. (Abhanga)

Fruit Flies – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #405)

The bane of my life; I attack with bare knuckles – What’s it with fruit flies? (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #405 – BARE & FRUIT – Click through […]

On Smiles (Tanka Tuesday #268)

Radiant smiles bring joy, They spread a golden verve, All those it tints deserve In ardor, bask. (Abhanga) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #268. This week, the challenge […]

On Challenges – Abhanga

Burn the bridges you’ve crossed Then there’s no going back – Just the next crackerjack Now, to surmount.  (Abhanga)

Pointless – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #404)

Use your eyes – Stop plowing the sand, Tis pointless. (Lune) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #404 – SAND & EYES – Click through for the rules, if you […]

Phoenix – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #401)

If in deep water, When intents go up in smoke – Seek the phoenix. (Serynu) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #401 – SMOKE & WATER – Click through for […]

Perfect Panacea (Tanka Tuesday #264)

A great many people, Dwell on little, Yet enjoy fruitful lives. Money is no perfect panacea To life’s problems. Happiness can’t be bought – It’s not for sale. (twisted abhang) […]

The Sum Game

You get nothing back, When you multiply by naught – What then to invest? (Senryu)

Hook – (Weekly Decima#99)

Sometimes life, just gets in the way, Of the aims and goals you have made. Yet, if on the path you had stayed,  There’d have been a keen price to […]

Green (Tanka Tuesday #263)

sown seedlings peek out – immature, yet to blossom into pulchritude. (Haiku/Senryu) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #263. This week, the theme is Colour Poetry and the prompt […]

Take it Back? – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #399)

Take care not to pan, When delivering feedback – A bell can’t unring. (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #399 PAN/BELL– Click through for the rules, if you too, […]

Transitions (Tanka Tuesday #262)

Step into your public’s shoes, Understand their needs; Where are they – on their journey? Noting specific feedback … That moves them from there to now! (Tanka) Poem prompted by […]

Bread! (Monday Limerick #65)

Next door neighbours, Peggy and Fred, Loved all things twixt butter and bread, A large glass of gin Would often begin – A feast with smoked ham and cheese spread! […]

Magic – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #398)

Honolulu Queen, Proffers flowers at midnight – Dragon fruit magic. (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #398 DRAGON/MAGIC– Click through for the rules, if you too, would like to […]

Sort! (Monday Limerick #62)

Chaz is a marine of true sort, With a girl in every port, His harem he loved, But they pushed and shoved – So often his plans they would thwart! […]

On Words – (Tanka Tuesday)

When someone bites upon, Something we have uttered, We may well have cluttered – Our words with crap! (Abhanga) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #260. This week, it’s […]

Beware – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #396)

Weigh up your next move, Before taking the first step –  Lest it trips you up. (Senryu) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #396 Move & Step – Click through […]

Scars – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #395)

An insolent crust, Wounds as deeply as a knife – And scars just as deep! (Senryu) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #395– Click through for the rules, if you […]

Kiss! (Monday Limerick #60)

Chaz is a guy who’s really rock hard; He is big, beefy; and a tad scarred A kiss on the lips Is better than chips And … costs less than […]

On Failing …

When things don’t work out As we had wished or had planned, Despite true effort; Maybe, our hopes proved too high, The goal – twas not meant to be. (Tanka)

On Careering …

Let life slow unfurl; Calm down – rush not into things. Wait a tad to see What’s beyond the next corner – Ere career at fuel-stoked speed. (Tanka)

Score! (Monday Limerick #59)

Black belt, Joel will often trip Right over his big, bottom lip, He always keeps score and often gets sore – If his foe, he can not outstrip! (Limerick) With […]