An Old Flame (Haiku)

Image credit to Ina Fahlsten @DeviantArt, titled Burning Tangle

old shadow, appears
so close, brushes my arm, soft
out these lips, your name


an old candle’s lit
its wick black, burnt and used, but
the smell hasn’t changed



Image credit to S-t-r-a-n-g-e @ DeviantArt, titled Age of Window

faceless man, sitting
behind a windowless house
fanning a trapped soul

-̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶ -̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶ -̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶ -̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶

no sign of breaths left
only unnamed small flowers
what’s left to the soul

-̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶ -̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶ -̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶ -̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶

crevices and lines
this wall had bred love o’er time
wisdom in decays

-̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶ -̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶ -̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶ -̶̶•-̶̶•̸Ϟ•̸•̸Ϟ•̸-̶̶•-̶

Sensational Haiku Wednesday, no prompt/freestyle
One Single Impression, Prompt: Soul

Re-post: What is Christmas, part 3

This is a re-post of an old post from Christmas 2011. Apparently, this image below has been used as a prompt by the Bluebell Books for their Short Story Slam Week 19. I didn’t have to enter. It’s already done by the kind folks at Bluebell Books. I re-post this so you can all visit their site and read more wonderful poems written by talented poets. Please click here to get there: Share yours too at their site if you have one. Happy poetry reading, friends!


Christmas to the eyes of a 39-year old.

Image credit to Whitebook @ DeviantArt, titled A Christmas Story for Rezzan

find me an old tree
that needs its roots to survive
it’s where Christmas is

This is part of a 3-part series of a search for Christmas from a lifespan perspective (3 different ages). Please also see my previous two parts on “Where is Christmas” Series here (part 1 and part 2). I think I have found the answer to my search. Similar to finding happiness, the answer is to look inward, not outward. I hope the same for all of you too. I hope you have found your Christmas and will find it in the future. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. Be well, be blessed.

A Sleeping Jewel (Haiku)

laying side by side
a jewel in your mother’s eyes
while you steal a yawn


a shower of gems
come pouring down from heaven
bless the sleeping one

I must say, a baby yawning is the cutest and funniest thing to watch 🙂 Just saw a picture of my friend’s baby earlier yawning away in her mommy’s arms and it made me smile.

Submitted to Haiku Heights, Prompt: Gem

Welcome, A Miracle One

what’s that?
ugh…bright light, bright light
i don’t like this
why is it so cold?
listen, all you cruels!
i never said i want this
put me back!
put me back
inside my home
where i was comfortable
but oh
what’s that?
i know that voice,
i know that voice!
come, come closer
let me hear you again
yes, you are the voice
you sang to me before
so sweet and gentle
say something again
i need to hear it now
put me to sleep, please
it’s been a long day
i’m tired

Congratulations to my friend and her husband for the arrival of their first born. Welcome to this world, baby Zoe. Here’s a haiku dedicated to you, little one. May you continue to bring miracle and happiness to your family.

oh you sweet angel
go to sleep dear miracle
a view so lasting

@>——  ❤ ❤ ❤

Submitted to Theme Thursday, Prompt: View