#NaPoWriMo, Challenges by Sarah, Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

The Visitor

tempting the sparrows
the visitor draws them in
with bells and whistles

twittering about
unaware they’ve entered a
graveyard in the mist

like spearing flowers
bodies lie as they’ve fallen
the attack begins

By Sarah ©2019

Author’s note: On MLMM today, Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to write something “different”, based on the Haiku by Yozakura. I have used most words from the original Haiku to create this triple Haiku, based on today’s Pobble365 Prompt.

#NaPoWriMo 2019 – Day 24; and also, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, April 24th 2019 – Something Different

#NaPoWriMo, Challenges by Sarah, Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Floating Citadel

Image credit Pobble365

Things that are serene.
Things that paint a playful scene.
Things not what they seem.

By Sarah ©2019

#NaPoWriMo – Day 9, 2019; and also, Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #248 – Serene and Scene

#NaPoWriMo, Challenges by Sarah, Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

On The Prowl

Image credit Pobble 365

Look sharp and pay mind.
Is the beast within without?
Start prowling in kind.

By Sarah ©2019

#NaPoWriMo – Day Two; and also, Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #247 – kind and mind

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Honey, Sage and Apple

With grapes from the vine
Add honey, sage and apple
You’ll have one fine wine

By Sarah ©2019

Author’s note: This Haiku was inspired by a wine recipe for white wine with honey and sage, that appears in one of the oldest medieval cookbooks, Tractatus de modo preparandi. You can find and try the recipe here, courtesy of Quarto Cooks

Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #236 – Sage and Vine

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Gone

Holding broken dreams,
I weep for you as tears fall
through my bloodstained hands.

It’s hard to let go
of someone you never met,
but love so fiercely.

Too fragile for life –
a tiny heartbeat in time.
And then you were gone…

By Sarah ©2018

Author’s Note: A triple haiku, as this week marks the six year anniversary of my last miscarriage and the end of all hope I ever had of being a mother. A fitting choice of words for me, from Ronovan this week? 😔 Must be a “thing” as last year, this very same week, I wrote Bloodline using Ronovan’s words, “miracle” and “save”. Oh what bitter irony…

Prompt: Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #202 – Fragile and Heartbeat

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah

Balloonatic

They thought him crazy.
He thought he’d an equal chance

of soaring great heights.

By Sarah ©2018

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Image credit Vincent Bourilhon

Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #206; and also, Ronovan Writes, Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt, Challenge #193 – chance and equal