Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Flow

tears flowing freely
‘til eyes of shimmering lakes
become calm again.

By Sarah ©2017


Image credit Pixabay 

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #171 – lake and calm

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Haiku, 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, Poetry by Sarah

Space For Self


Image credit Cathal Mac an Bheatha

make space for yourself
overcome the fear and peer
through your heart’s window

By Sarah ©2017


Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, window and heart; Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Sunday Writing Prompt #219; Daily Post Daily Prompt, overcome

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Lonely

alone with a glass
drinking pools of dark despair
a lonely battle

By Sarah ©2017

Image credit Pixabay 

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a lonely lookout
proffers victorious views
queen of the mountain

By Sarah ©2017

Image credit By Sarah ©

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, September 6th 2017 – loneliness
Task: Create two haiku on loneliness, one with the “sad” (negative) or the “joyful” (positive) meaning of loneliness.

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Tough Times


Image credit Peterio

Real tough times of late!
Dreams to soar on holidays,
how long must I wait?

By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge # 165 – late and holiday; Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #179; Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, #49 – soar and wait

 

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Golden Treasure



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Excitedly turned,
the stone reveals its pleasure
– a golden treasure!


By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, #48 – stone and turn; Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #164 – pleasure and excite

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

A Perfect Wedding

Excited shivers
ripple through family and friends.
Here she comes – the bride!

———–

As enraptured guests
witness exchanging of vows,
tearful joy glistens.

———–

Joined now forever
as loving husband and wife,
they share their first kiss.

———–

Reception begins,
photographs taken outside
So lucky – no rain!

———–

The night melts away –
Dancing, speeches, bouquet thrown.
A perfect wedding.


By Sarah ©2017


Author’s note: My baby brother Matthew got married on the weekend! This collection of Haiku is an homage to him and his lovely new wife. Such a joyous day and I’m so lucky to have shared in their special celebration ❤️


Image credit By Sarah ©2017

Prompt: TJ’s Household Haiku, 27 August 2017 – shiver and rain; Daily Post Daily Prompt, homage

Haibun, Poetry by Sarah

Everlasting Love

mechanics of time
wound the clocks of good fortune
the summer we met

Though many years have passed, I remember as if it were yesterday; the way you sat shyly, shrinking into the corner at the restaurant. It was a mutual friend’s birthday celebration, yet this was the first time we had crossed paths. I sidled up to you, sensing your discomfort, and tried to put you at ease. Conversation was surprisingly effortless and soon the evening had whittled away. The pink hues of sunrise letting us know it was time to part. We exchanged numbers and eight years later, it is still the best decision I ever made. The shy young man, now, my self-assured husband.

vows long since exchanged
our precious hearts now complete
everlasting love




Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 16th 2017 – everlasting love

Task: The challenge for this week is to create a haibun themed “everlasting love” and of course there are a few rules … your haibun can have about 500 words (including the haiku) and your haiku has to follow the classical rules as there are e.g. the use of a seasonword and the 5-7-5 syllables count.

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