Tag: poetry

one deep breath: renga

This weeks prompt at one deep breath is friends & companions. As an added exercise we were encouraged to write a renga, which is traditionally written in collaboration with someone else.  The form consists of a haiku followed by a couplet of two seven syllable lines.  My good friend Elizabeth collaborated with me on the following renga.
 
songs speak to hearts
words that could have been rain
if shy lips had spoke

they gaped, drenched, at the rainbows
steam rising from the space between
 
more haiku and renga from the poets at one deep breath. 
 
another renga made with a different friend

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one deep breath: haibun

The “Pineapple Express” relentlessly attacks with warm rain.  Rivers swell and overflow, taking with them trees, rocks and houses.  The collective mood of the city becomes one of depressed slumber.  All the while we are inundated with negative political ads.  We wonder if we will ever regain hope.  If things can really change.  If our vote really matters. 

rain falls with darkness
unapologetic to
the daylight it hides

Change does happen.  Sometimes it sneaks up on us.  Sometimes it is sudden and violent.  Always afterwards we have a choice in how we respond.  This election has brought us change.  I hope and pray that this time we respond to that change in a better way. 

more haibun from the poets at one deep breath 

*haibun is a combination of brief prose and haiku.

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one deep breath: unseen

grey skies hide this
reflection of myself
overshadowing

painted trees fall
in silent acknowledgment
of passionate love

empty union
too often mingles with
no one (thing)

to love: follow
blindly. give everything.
discover grace.

more unseen deep breaths at one deep breath.

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another deep breath: yugen (mystery)

 meditation (a haiku)
foggy fingers linger
in branches to silent
conversations
more yugen breaths from the poets of one deep breath

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one deep breath: yugen (mystery)

 
unsaid (a haiku)
 
words do not escape
from autumn’s changing color
and fading shadow
 
more yugen breaths from the poets at one deep breath 

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another deep breath: simple pleasures

falling asleep
your head on my shoulder
rainy day movie

 

another simple pleasure 

more simple pleasures at one deep breath 

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one deep breath: simple pleasures

a rainy sunday
hiking to water falling
wet happy dogs

another simple pleasure

more simple pleasures at one deep breath 

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one deep breath: countryside

 
crisp bite of dawn
sweating silence on mountains
harvesting autumn
 
 
 
more deep breaths of the countryside 
 

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one deep breath: books

dreaming and loving
through ink sacrificed to page
worlds created

 

more sweet serenity (books) from one deep breath 

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one deep breath: windows & doorways

television (a haiku)

our windowed world
brought to us on cable news
safely packaged

 

more windows & doorways from one deep breath

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