Haibun, Poetry by Sarah


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The warm honey glow of the late afternoon sun, was a contrast to the prickling cool of the mountain air on her skin. She climbed to her vantage point, high above the valleys. The ‘T-tree’ had been formed one night when Zeus’ lightning bolt had cleaved it in two – destroying the wine-red leaves of Autumn. The remaining limbs had sagged and sighed their defeat, for it was Winter now and the cornucopia were full for the cold months ahead. It was from here she loved to watch over the world below. The mountain goats were drawn here also and she liked to imagine it was because they were summoned by her power; taking their place beside her in the stars.

nourishing earth’s child
Amaltheia; Capricorn;
goat goddess endures.

By Sarah ©2017

Author’s note: In Greek mythology, Amaltheia is the she-goat Goddess who nourished Zeus as an infant. In later years, Zeus broke off one of Her horns, which then became the cornucopia, providing sustenance for all earth’s creatures. Amaltheia’s themes are success, humor, reason, devotion and providence. Her symbols are goat, cornucopia and stars.  For Her diligence and service, Amaltheia was transformed into the constellation Capricorn, where She remains.

Source: Journeying to the Goddess

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Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, Photo Challenge #176; and also, Daily Post Daily Prompt, abovecreatureprickle; and Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, #46 – honey and wine


Stories by Sarah


Below the city’s cobblestones it shifted, restless and hungry. It had been years; decades, since it had seen the light of day. The cellar was dark and dank; its spirit contained.

Continue reading “Captive”

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah


how happy my soul
a glass of crimson red wine
how sad, when it’s gone!

By Sarah ©2017

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Prompt: Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, #36, Words: happy, sad

Haiku / Senryu, Poetry by Sarah


sun-warmed skin no more 
whole body drained of colour
pressed from grape to wine

By Sarah ©2017

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Prompt: Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku #152, Words: color, warmth