scabby knees squat low
agate rolled in sweaty palms
spit for extra luck
cold marbles wait for quick hit
king of the hood at six, shoots
A tanka (5 lines with the following syllabic pattern: 5-7-5-7-7) written for Misky’s Twiglet #82, “cold marble”. A twiglet is a short phrase meant to inspire writing. Perhaps someday all our children will only shoot marbles.
petal-pink spring rain
cherry blossoms gently fall
Arrived in Washington DC yesterday; staying until the end of May. Photos taken in backyard of our rental. Sitting outside, every breeze brought a gentle rain of pink blossoms from the large cherry tree that towers over one portion of the yard. Magical! Washington DC is beautiful this time of year.
nighttime tracking tool
star dusted pillow leaves tracks ~
footprints of my dreams
It was quiet
until, finger to her lips,
she loudly whispered
Written for the Twiglets, where the prompt is a short phrase, means to create a flow, memory or idea. “it was quiet” is Twiglet # 47.
Another poem by my 10 year old granddaughter, Stella Hallberg.
Led roughly to the gates
forced in by my jockey,
I’m pawing moist earth
waiting for an opening
in this prison.
Photo in public domain at Pixabay.com
I take my walkabouts at the optimum time of day,
always with my shadow in the lead,
following her confident pace,
one step at a time into my future.
Sharing with dVerse, Open Link Night. Photo in public domain.
Feather dust star strewn night,
spread sparkle sheen to darkest place
and shine the earth with hope.
Written for misky’ twiglet prompt, “shedding dust.” The words are used to motivate a thought, fragment, idea…the shorter the better.
carved by wind and sea,
lessons in patience
to the passage of time.
Photos from a recent walk to Tobacco Bay near St George’s, Bermuda. No photoshopping. It truly is this beautiful.
She lives her life as a barnacle would,
clinging tenaciously to faith
in an eroding world.
Closed shapes separate,
inclusivity is an open arc.
photo in public domain