Poem: Harbor Sentinel

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “Life is a Beach” Gauntlet.

LighthouseDay 13, July 13th

Prompt: Lighthouse

 

(form: Tanka)

Harbor Sentinel

he stretches skyward
this sentinel of the bay
steadfast through any weather
casting his light, a welcome
to sailors lost in a fog

 

Poems: Getting Away From It All & Which Pill?

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 221, 29 May 2013.  Topic: unplugged

(form: tanka)

Getting Away From It All

He woke to the sound
of the servers in alarm
before the brain fog
lifted and he realized
he was hearing cricket song.

(form: shadorma)

Which Pill?

Red or blue?
Given such a choice,
I’ll always
opt for red.
Pull the plug, lower the veil,
and see the real world.

Poem: The Skies Clear Over Heidelberg

Sunset on Heidelberg

The Skies Clear Over Heidelberg

The dark clouds break off,
cleansing waters giving way
to the evening sun
bathing the tranquil berg in
the warmth of its golden light.

Based on the comments on this photo on Heidelberg City‘s Facebook page, I think this is an evening sunset.  In my initial reaction to the photo, I used the word ‘morning’ instead of ‘evening’.  Luckily, both have two syllables and it was easy enough to swap.  The poetic form for this Ekphrastic poem is the tanka.

Poems: Good Thing They’re Cute

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 209, 6 February 2013.  Topic: animals

 

Good Thing They’re Cute

(form: shadorma)

Should knowing
wiener dogs were bred
as hunters
of badgers
make me more tolerant of
how stupid they are?
(form: tanka)

Bred to hunt badgers,
Dachshunds are fierce and fearless,
but I wonder why
each one I get seems to be
so much dumber than the last?

Poem: Making the Cut

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 30, 30 Nov 2012.
Topic: milk poem
Topic suggested by: 
Violet Nesdoly

(form: tanka)

Making the Cut

November’s last poems
done, we now start the sorting,
hemming and hawing,
picking which poems make the book.
It’s always as clear as milk.

Poems: Interfering with the Mundane & Buzzed Out

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 186, 1 August 2012.  Topic: operation

(form: tanka)

Interfering with the Mundane

Caution: Poeming may
interfere with the mundane
operation of
your mind as it becomes taxed
by your imagination!

 

(form: shadorma)

Buzzed Out

Years and years
of experience
in ORs
didn’t help;
he was buzzed out removing
plastic funny bones

Poem: This is what the beginning of forever looks like

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 183, 11 July 2012.  Topic: this is what <blank> looks like

(form: tanka)

This is what the beginning of forever looks like

bow-tied penguin suits,
pale pink gowns match the sunset,
my angel steps slow,
vows are exchanged, rings slide home,
souls entwine, a new first kiss

Poem: Black vs. White

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 181, 27 June 2012.  Topic: something vs. something

(form: tanka)

Black vs. White

A battle of minds,
each move deliberated,
ploys played out, a give
and take until a hasty,
bad move results in “Checkmate!”

Poem: A Camp Poem on D-Day!

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 178, 6 June 2012.  Topic: camp

(form: tanka)

A Camp Poem on D-Day!

Shaved heads and faces
embraced the grueling training,
learning how to fight
at camps around the country,
preparing to save the world!