Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Hippo


Image credit Pixabay 


soaking my blood sweat
in the dry African heat
hoping to stay cool

By Sarah ©2017


Author’s note: Hippo’s skin secretes a natural sunscreen substance which is red-coloured. The secretion is sometimes referred to as “blood sweat”, but is neither blood nor sweat. All hippos, even those with different diets, secrete these pigments.

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, #162 – hope and stay

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Release

For TJ’s challenge this week, I have reblogged a photo which I feel depicts chaos and order working hand and hand…


an ordered release
rains celebration chaos
upon bride and groom

By Sarah ©2017



Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, 13 August 2017 – chaos and order

By Sarah

Image By Sarah ©


This photo is a contradiction of itself. Portraying both order and chaos – the order of everyone releasing their confetti at the same time while conversely, creating chaos with this same release.

I love this photo which was taken at a friend’s wedding in 2012.

Prompt: Weekly Photo Challenge, Task: Share an image that sends chaos packing (neatly).

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Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Mehendi

ancient body art

awakens inner light of

a painted lady

By Sarah ©2017


Author’s Note: Mehndi or “Mehendi” is a form of body art from Ancient India using a paste, created from the powdered dry leaves of the henna plant. Decorative designs are created on a person’s body that are intended to be a symbolic representation of the outer and the inner sun – “awakening inner light”. 

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #161 – painted and lady

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Minstrel Heart


Image credit Christian Schloe


words pouring; flowing;

exploring chaos of life

with her minstrel heart


By Sarah ©2017


Author’s Note: I felt bad for cropping her out, so she gets a post of her own (and the challenge has elicited two responses out of me today!)

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Special Collage – 6 August 2017; The Syllabub Sea, Haiga Heaven, Challenge 33 – minstrel

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Final Siren


Image credit Arnaud Mesureur via Unsplash


Final siren sounds

Quiet falls upon the crowd

Scoreboard – it’s a draw



By Sarah ©2017

Author’s Note: When I first moved to Victoria, I was somewhat confused (and amused) by the passionate, unwavering loyalty for a person’s AFL team. 17 years on I still find it perplexing but have gotten used to it! On Sunday, my beloved husband was watching Collingwood play Adelaide when the final siren sounded, resulting in a draw. I was amazed to see an entire stadium full of people sitting there, in stunned silence. There were no cheers, no team song, no congratulations, no relief – they almost treated it like a loss! Ahhh, footy. Will I ever understand thee?!?

 



Prompt: Only 100 Words, Three Line Tales, Week 79

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Looking At Leaves

A trio of Haiku for this week’s challenge from TJ. Enjoy!



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The last leaves crumble.
Days grow longer; warmth returns.
It’s looking like Spring.

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Looking at the world
from a leafy bird’s eye view.
I may catch them yet!

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This year I’m looking
to turn over a new leaf
…it’s long overdue.

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Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, 29 July 2017 – leaf and look 
Image credits Pixabay

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Fate Making

Dark Tarot

turning over cards
a dark prophecy her fate;
chose to make her own.


Image credit Pixabay 


Lady Luck

she kissed the die twice
then threw them on the table
fate had made her day


Image credit Pixabay 


Downhill

as fate would have it,
it was all downhill from here
make the best of it


Image credit Pixabay


By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge 159 – fate & make