Writers: Moira McArthur, Matt Henderson, Maureen Larter, Nerisha Kemraj
Paddock Theater Maureen Larter
Patches of dirt
And grass, green and lush,
Dotted with cattle.
Distance giving the area
Opalescent patterns of bright
Colour, spots all over.
Keeping my imagination alive.
A Poem of Paean M. Henderson
Maybe another word or two; a polished phrase, poised, boot to wing–to unzip
at just the right time, flowing with just the right balance—grace, gusto,
momentum—soft enough to touch but resilient enough to invoke
intimations of reverence to look at with awe and wonder—a red butterfly’s dream
Everything one could expect and delight in from a poet’s words–magic spells.
Daughter Nerisha Kemraj
Dancing, laughing, sharing joy, with her spirit so kind
Always forgiving, and ready to learn, without a quota
Understanding total love, whether through her presence or a chocolate gateau
Giving her all in everything she does, she’s forever smiling
Heart of gold, she strives for truth
Thankful for the things, to her, we’ve taught
Earth has known no greater joy or love,
Radiantly presented through the compassion of a true DAUGHTER…
Iron Poet Challenge #35 Poetic Form: Haiku
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.
Writers: Nerisha Kemraj, Michael Cottle, Wes Choc, Maureen Larter, Mamie Willoughby Pound, M. Henderson
Dusky sun glowing,
Mountains await chilly night
Fire burning bright
I await for you
In the early pouring rain
Sunshine never came
Eyes cannot fathom
What a broken heart finds missed
Unless there are tears.
Sitting and waiting
Air clear, fire warm, clouds forming
Moon lighting my way
cold night–warm hands wait
where the borderline divides
the elements’ edge.
Mamie Willoughby Pound
grass-green lizard pink with love