Haiku, Poetry by Sarah


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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


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

Fate Making

Dark Tarot

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

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Lady Luck

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

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

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By Sarah ©2017

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

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah


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ornamental shells

of red and pink wooden halves

revealing figures

By Sarah ©2017

A Matryoshka doll is wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside of it, and so on.

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #158 – pink, shell

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah

Ember Attack

flames rage the war while

embers do reconnaissance 

for the next attack.

By Sarah ©2017

Author’s Note: An ember attack is a naturally occurring event. During a bushfire, burning parts of trees such as twigs, branches or leaves become temporarily airborne and can be carried away upwind of the bushfire. An ’ember attack’ occurs when many embers are carried by winds in a cluster

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Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku, Poetry Pronpt Challenge #155 Ember & Flame

Haiku, Poetry by Sarah


Trigger warning – graphic content, sensitive topic (miscarriage)

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Blood slips through fingers

No saving the foetus now

My miracle, gone.

By Sarah @2017

Prompt courtesy of RonovanWrites 

Task#Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #150 

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