The hand-written Haikū archives have more offerings... Road - 14 Jun 10 I'm walking on a lonely road ~ made bearable while you are with me Pet Peeve - 14 Jun 10 I have a pet peeve his name is Grouch and sometimes he bites ... if not fed Reply + Redemption + Searching - 14 Jun 10 Searching for a sign ... Reply to the Universe Seeking redemption Rate - 14 Jun 10 The rate of descent tempered by a parachute gives a safe landing Simply - 15 Jun 10 The YOU you show me ... The magic that is you ... Simply beautiful The triple-prompt Haikū came from one of the many Prompt games I played on Twitter at that time. Need I say that there is more to come?
More Haikū from my hand-written archives. Tipsy - 13 Jun 10 Thash all right, really I'm fine, I'm fine, no problem jush liddle tipsy Odd - 13 Jun 10 Odd socks in a drawer No pairs ... wonder why I keep putting more in there Amount - 13 Jun 10 Whatever amount of Love you give to others You always have more Discipline - 13 Jun 10 It takes discipline not to lash out at "Fail Whale" as it flies around Mercury ~ Iris ~ Soothe - 13 Jun 10 Mercury ... fleet-foot ... Carries the Iris to you To soothe your sad dreams The last Haikū was the result of a triple prompt which requested that all three words were included in a single verse. I'm pleased to say that it worked. More archive things to come before too long.
Another little selection from the hand-written Haikū archives. Possibilities - 11 Jun 10 In my Universe So Lovely and Infinite Possibilities Clouds - 11 Jun 10 Clouds are telling tales Mare's tails flailing in the wind Manes blown across sky Pressure - 12 Jun 10 The gentle pressure of your Heart on mine ~ in mine ~ Lets me feel your Love Purchase - 12 Jun 10 A slippery slope no purchase ... I slipped again You reached out ~ helped me Charcoal - 13 Jun 10 Sketched in charcoal line Our Love is illustrated on the paper sheet There seems to be a Love theme in this set. More to come soon.
Listening to the echoes of a dream. Hearing me call... Dream of You - 26 Jan 13
My dream Is on its way To carry you home To me A wish born Of gentle chords Sung by the wind Written on the air A kiss in the night Before the Moon Saw us Whisper the darkness away The cloak of winds Wrapped us in shadow Dream borne Cascading myth Ride my dream my Love Fly through the Formless dark Come back to me Again I thank Muse for her suggestions and guidance.
More from the hand-written Haikū archives. Vague - 10 Jun 10 On a far hilltop vague thoughts mingle with the mist to fill my night thoughts Style - 10 Jun 10 Shining in the world, like her style, charismatic ... an inspiration Kisses - 11 Jun 10 Her eyes closed gently Memories touched her sweet lips ... Remembered kisses Operator & Error - 11 Jun 10 Seeing the error of his ways, operator only can say ... oops Collapse & Fret - 11 Jun 10 Previous attempts collapse, fall and blow away I try not to fret The last two Haikū were the result of double prompts, each of which is denoted by the titles.
Another selection from my hand-written Haikū archives. Bullshit - 09 Jun 10 Road to politics paved with bullshit ... bucketloads Just mind where you tread Fall - 09 Jun 10 Moment of torment Watching your Lover fall for another person Stricken - 09 Jun 10 Cannot concentrate I have been stricken by Love Your touch ... all it took Sounds - 10 Jun 10 Entry to the town brought joy ... the ambient sounds drowned out the sadness Angel - 10 Jun 10 An Angel wrapped wings around me, took me to ... see the Love within you There will be more poems of all kinds soon.
Sitting, wondering what to do when suddenly Muse offered a few words to trigger a cascade of words of my own. Calling - 20 Jan 13
Moon over ocean Songs calling me home Alien stars in an Alien sky Beautiful … but not my own She over me Whispers calling me to her Gentle Love touching Embracing Holding me tenderly Worlds apart Yet so close Our worlds together I close my eyes and I am home … with you
I was listening to a track by Loreena McKennitt and though I wasn't fully aware of her words, the rhythm and sound textures triggered something in my mind and Muse prompted me to write. The Mystic's Dream - 19 Jan 13
Falling The dance takes Flight Open a window in the Soul Silence As the Mystic dreams Flying Through an image Shadows From an open door Coruscate A possible land Beckon Unicorn tosses his head Waves Wash across the shore Dipping Water from the well Fountain Drinking wisdom Return Through the night that sings Holding Places in an Infinite dream From birth to posting only took about ninety minutes ~ with some assistance from Muse. Just discovered that the Loreena McKennitt track is called "The Mystic's Dream", I should like to apologise for unintentionally stealing that title for my use. Though I feel that since both works are so different there is no copyright infringement.
Another little collection from the hand-written Haikū archives. Symphony - 07 Jun 10 Symphony of Love Stars, counterpointed by the Moon ... in last night's dance Mace - 07 Jun 10 Edges of the lake Reed-mace stands in the water Naiad staff of rank Dangle - 08 Jun 10 Teasing me again You dangle your promises before me, like bait Fix - 08 Jun 19 Your Love ... no quick fix permanent cure for heartache Thank you my Lover Body-parts - 08 Jun 10 Look at my body~ parts of which ... craving your touch ... cannot help myself More things soon...
More from the hand-written Haikū archives. Night - 05 Jun 10 Images of night Carrying the essence of dreams and fantasies Grace - 05 Jun 10 You put temptation in front of me, testing me to take ... and say grace ... [ for what I am about to receive... ] Hand - 06 Jun 10 On my Heart, a trace of a kiss left by your lips as you held my hand Conflict - 06 Jun 10 Sunlight streaming in Cool breeze through open window Hot and cold conflict Energy - 07 Jun 10 Feeling energy flowing through me as you touch You recharge my Soul More poems to come...
This was an unexpected result of posting the #mindfulwriting post on Dolphin Ainsley [a WordPress blog] today. The original text of the post is highlighted in italic in the version here and both make, I feel, for interesting reading. See what you think and comment if you will. Unexpected Touch - 13 Jan 13
An unexpected touch In the cool of morning When you came to me Exploring Mental fingers Played across my body Taking thoughts … lifting Sharing Stroking memories Warming them again Till they glowed in my mind Warming Reawakening our connection Shared moments together Moments of laughter and of Love Shining … Waiting to see you … … Wanting to see you … … Longing to see you … … Again …
I really feel that both versions work and definitely thank Muse for her inspiration.
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