Flower Beds

And so it is our day of toilour hands, the soilwhere sweat let rununder the sun In work, digress, settle downstreamearthbound, I dreamthoughts in dire needdesire to bleed I tire, withdraw, let slip my minda place I findto rest my headflower the bed The minute poem.The rules are simple:3 quatrains (or 4-line stanzas)8 syllables in … Continue reading Flower Beds

Haiku/Senryü/Zappai: Holy Trinity

Haiku Laundered sheets of iceSoft with pristine innocenceTortured by the sun A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression. Senryü Freshly laundered sheetsSoft with pristine innocencetortured by our acts Senryū (川柳, literally … Continue reading Haiku/Senryü/Zappai: Holy Trinity