Month: April 2016 (page 1 of 5)

Drifting Contemplations: Something Silly-I Love Me (micropoetry)

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Saturdays find me in a silly state of mind,so something silly for you to read,hope you find it as amusing as I do,but it would be way better if I could read it to you,the way I read is hilarious,cracks me up…heehee….I AM silly,yes.Have fun.

Placid (poem)

Placid is good,desirable…sometimes we find peace when we let go…

I have to ask why
I know you won’t reply…
I have to say I feel special more
that you choose to ignore…
I just am not sure what I did
to deserve indifference like this…
I leave words for you some
but you reply none…
while you have time for other friends
you kill me with the distance
that has come to become us
it is like I’m cursed…

a famous quote of Rumi goes
“the heart knows a thousand ways to speak”…
and in a thousand ways I did speak
but you chose to be ignorant
you chose indifference
whilst I was getting crushed
under the weight of my own words…

I’m still immensely hurt
but I choose to bleed behind a curtain…
I’m emotionally settled now not as frantic
my soul is calm and knows placid…
the storm has passed
after all of that your memories still last…
if you are well…well is me…
after all I love you…your happy is my happy

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For another post about celebrating love and loss please click here. Thank you.

Drifting Contemplations: Stains (senryu/haiku)

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What are Haiku?Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 morae (or on), in three metrical phrases of 5, 7 and 5 morae respectively. Haiku typically contain a kigo, or seasonal reference, and a kireji, or verbal caesura(cutting word).English-language haiku poets think of haiku as a Japanese form of poetry generally (but not always) consisting of 17 syllables, usually within three lines, with 5, 7 and 5 syllables.In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three metrical phrases of Japanese haiku. The essential element of form in English-language haiku is that each haiku is a short one-breath poem that usually contains a juxtaposition of images.Most haiku writers prefer poems that refer to nature and social events, but some of them don’t always place an exacting seasonal word in the poem. Furthermore, a few of them write haiku composed on one or two lines in less than 17 syllables. Currently the majority of haiku are written in 11 short syllables in a 3-5-3 format.
And Senryu? Senryu is a Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku in construction: three lines with 17 or fewer morae (or on) in total. However, senryu tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryu are often cynical or darkly humorous while haiku are more serious. Unlike haiku, senryu do not include a kireji or verbalcaesura (cutting word), and do not generally include a kigo, or seasonal word.It is often said that both haiku and senryu can be funny, but that if it’s funny, it’s probably senryu. Both haiku and senryu can be about nature, but if it’s about nature, it’s probably a haiku. In addition, both haiku and senryu can be about nature or human nature. Both haiku and senryu can be serious or humorous/satirical. A serious poem about nature is certainly a haiku. And a funny/satirical poem about human nature is certainly a senryu. information courtesy :

Mirrored (poem)

My bubble just burst
with a loud noise
I was swimming in the vacuum
your love had left me with no choice

I was intoxicated mesmerised
now my eyes have seen the brutal mirror
I was oblivious to it’s existence
but my sanity is no more demure

distanced from your arms
as I take a step back from there
from this vantage point crystal clear
it is that your love for me is scarce

thankful though my heart is
for this insanity ride
beautiful distraction you proved to be
from the strife that is this life

you gave me chills and thrills
the face in the mirror says you were a curse splendor
I look back smirk and convince myself
that atleast quenched is my thirst for adventure

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*This poem was written for a photo prompt but due to copyright issues cannot put that picture here,it was of a girl looking at her reflection in the mirror,as word prompt ‘mirror’ and ‘reflection’ would serve purpose.

Drifting Contemplations: Your Eyes #2 (micropoetry)

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