Poets gather here
under the tree of life
Here is an example of an onomatopoeia poem. I invite you to write one for Poem In Your Pocket Day.
water plops into pond
warbling magpies in tree
trilling, melodic thrill
whoosh, passing breeze
flags flutter and flap
frog croaks, bird whistles
babbling bubbles from tap
*This poem is by Lee Emmett from Australia
The following is a poem by Yosa Buson (1716-1783). My painting was inspired by his haiku. Buson was a very good painter and made a living at it. Buson published many poems in anthologies. By the time he reached the age of fifty-five he was known to be the leader of Kyoto poets and the best of modern Haiku poets.
The following is a haiku from a collection I have been working on for my next publication.
Please read and provide feedback and comments,
My soul told me when
it leaves my body the
view will astonish
Like Emily I too
yet I know
I am loved
*With apologies to Emily Dickinson
One less card this year
not late or belated
It seems that greeting for special holidays, birthdays, even Mother’s Day posted on social media should suffice these days. No phone calls either sometimes. A quick text with a cute emoji or some ridiculous Gif will substitute a sentiment.
Oh well, I suppose it is what it is. Luckily I have kept all the very special greeting cards, some hand made, in a box. It will probably end up being a time capsule someday. Just saying! Hallmark must be going broke. What do you think?
Mosquito at my ear
does it think
Issa was a beloved poet. Compared to Robert Burns, he writes poems crickets, flies and other creatures. He was born in 1763 in a small mountain village in central Japan.
Climb Mount Fuji,
but slowly, slowly.
What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.
“Do not seek to follow
in the footsteps of the wise.
Seek what they sought.”
A bee knows when
it needs to buzz and sting
let’s waggle dance!
Write a poem about bees and why they are important to the environment.
In celebration of National Poetry Month I am inviting all poetry lovers to participate in several activities I have planned. This week I will provide a few prompts for writing poems. Please submit your poems in the comments section.
Some prompts may look familiar because they are the first lines of some well known poems.
1. You may want to change a word in the prompt and then write a few stanzas.
2. Write your poem in any form you wish. You may want to try writing a Tanka, a sonnet, a cinquain or a haiku.
3. Poems should not exceed 15 lines.
1. Write a poem about a special day.
2. “For we can still love the world …”
3. “Who said you should be happy?”
4.”You are all you’ve got.”
5. “How do I love thee”