Poetry challenge #4 was on the theme of seasons and once again, I received a harvest of beautiful short poems. Here they are, in order of arrival.
Ben Naga was first this week with an autumn tanka.
The mushrooms work their magic
Appearing, fruiting, dying
A year older certainly
A little wiser? Let’s see
then a year’s worth of seasons in a haiku
SEASONING – THE SPICE OF LIFE
Nature Springs to life
Summersaults, leaves with Autumn
Winter drawers on now.
and just to show that he can, a sept.
HEARTS AND FLOWERS
As the first
Then we get the cherry on the cake.
Everyone praises Spring
Summer and Autumn while
Winter gets a bad rap
Ego got in the way
Thanks Ben, the rest of us can go home now 🙂
Peter Bouchier sent this musical haiku:
and as a reward for producing a new poem, I’m linking to three of his older poems too.
Veronica Hosking sent in a couplet of septs—a nudge and a wink to Douglas Adams fans.
Having complained bitterly about being forced to try something new, Ali Isaac produced a whole string of little gems.
as blood, gold
sun-drops from stiff
Soft snow stifles sound
ice sparkles, crackles under
foot. Dark winter rules.
Ewes milk flows, lambs bleat,
her foot-steps green jaded land.
The Fiery One brings
tender warmth. Earth responds with
joy, season’s cycle renewed.
Sand and sea
on bare skin
Kat Myrman also produced a delightful set of poems—a first for Kat too!
Someone else trying out a sept for the first time. Thanks Annie, I love it 🙂
All three forms in a beautifully coloured poem. Thanks Ken (I hope it’s Ken, easier to pronounce than rivrvlogr anyway :)).
Vibrant in Passing
autumn’s fashion show
displayed across Ozark bluffs
umber lacing green
framed in blue
from the sky
vibrant in passing
leaves dancing, grasping the air
the days of autumn
prelude to winter’s slumber
conjured by a simple frost
A haiku and a sept from Janice. There’s obviously a story behind that sept.
As day yields to night,
summer surrenders to fall,
winds spread her bounty.
hearts stumble, ’til
And of course somebody had to remind us that there is a winter among the milder seasons. Beautifully done.
sinks in cold
and rises in cold
Thank you all for participating, and particularly for experimenting with new forms. I hope you’ll be contributing to the coming week’s challenge—theme posted tomorrow.