Exploring the poetry of everyday life

Haiku: Medium of Exchange

White plume of airplane
Rising high in a blue sky
Great day to travel

I have known such days
Packed with joyful adventure
Cup filled to the brim

Now I sip coffee
Watching flights from my window
Filled with gratitude


Sea-scapades: Part One

The ocean was quietly rolling
Wonderful day at the beach
Memory of past times beguiling
I walked straight into the surf

Confidant I could still do it
I waded still furtherĀ  out
Wave one and wave two I maneuvered
Wave three was a total rout

I landed flat backwards and splashing
Legs waving high in the air
My son saw me flailing, gave me a hand
Eventually I was upright

I cannot describe my sadness
To face up to this simple loss
I’ve played in the water since childhood
Now I am like a beached whale.


Haiku: Second Sight

Optimist in me
Battling aging’s hard knocks
Cock-eyed after all


Haiku: Future Gazing

Warm sun-dappled leaves
Wind-rippled set to dancing
Pale lazy blue sky

Seasonal setting
Telling tale going nowhere
I long to be young


Tanka Challenge #23 – Help and Smile: Belle Vs. Rehab

Arduous rehab
Sparring partner for life force.
Belle won and came home.
Foreboding thoughts turned to smiles
Shuffle, play cards for this day


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Tanka – Door and Friends: Uneasy Comfort

Friend left ICU
We arrived to play word games
Hospital or no.
Underneath unspoken words
When will I go through this door?

With thanks to Colleen Chesebro for inspiration