Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Maui

magical Maui
valley isle paradise
hope to come back soon

By Sarah ©2018

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #183 – magic and hope

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Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Steampunk

Steampunk themed party.
Need to find something to wear!
Victorian flair.

By Sarah ©2017

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Image credit Pixabay

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #179 – flare (flair) and steam

Author’s Note: Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Steampunk worlds are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”, in a future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage.

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

The Monolith

daring to defy
gravity; standing boldly
atop granite friends

By Sarah ©2017

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Image credit phunnyfotos via Pinterest

Author’s note:The Monolith is a rugged rock formation in the Mt Buffalo National Park in Victoria. It towers at 1464 meters above sea level.

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #178 – Bold and Daring

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Poseidon

God of sea and storms.
Bad-tempered, moody, greedy –
vengeful when he’s wronged.

Defeating titans,
drawing straws to rule the seas.
Navigating worlds.

Praying for safety,
sailors begging smooth passage;
were sometimes obliged.

Trident: three strong spear,
striking ground – an ‘earthshaker.’
Most fearsome power.

Alas, no match for
modern times; swamped by progress.
Ocean’s heart, no more.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #190; and also, Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #177 – strong and heart

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Spirited

Over being broken,
my spirit claws it’s way back.
You can’t hold me down.

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #189; and also, Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Prompt, Challenge #176 – broken and over

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Gentle Hands

Image credit Multa Media via Unsplash


A big day today.
The race that stops a nation!
Gentle hands smooth nerves…

By Sarah ©2017


Author’s Note: The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race. It is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It is the richest “two-mile” handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. The event starts at 3pm on the first Tuesday in November and is known locally as “the race that stops a nation”. Over recent years, the spotlight has shifted onto the welfare of the horses, over their potential income/winnings. Let’s hope they actually do this and take care of all the beautiful, majestic animals running today for our human amusement.

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #174 – smooth and hand

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

All Hallows’ Night

Image credit Jorge Rojas via Unsplash


spooky sounds creeping
closer, closer; aim to fright
this All Hallows’ night…


By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #173 – spooky and night; and also, Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, 31 October 2017 – fright and night

Haiku / Senryu, Month Of Mini Writing Challenges 2017, Poetry by Sarah

Criminal Heart

The sweet scent of you
lingers; clinging to my skin
as your fingers did.

A crime of passion.
Forbidden love can ne’er be.
I push you away.

Broken in pieces,
before my eyes, and I curse
my criminal heart.

By Sarah ©2017


Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #168 – sweet and scent; and also, Sammi Cox, A Month Of Mini Writing Challenges, Day 27. Task: The prompt is “crime”. The length and format are your choice.

Haiku / Senryu, Month Of Mini Writing Challenges 2017, Poetry by Sarah

Bad Thing

Did a bad, bad thing.
Ashamed and broken. Exiled;
never to return.

By Sarah ©2017


Image credit Pixabay 

Prompt: Sammi Cox, A Month Of Mini Writing Challenges, Day 24. Task: The prompt is “return”. Any length, any format.

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Cold Reality


Image credit Mark Harless

needles of conscience
prickle to touch; I miss this
cold reality

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #167 – touch and miss; and also, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #181