Dawn Chorus – A Haiku

Songbirds chirp and croon,

Gift to greet the breaking dawn,

Bright and joyous tune!

Emma H, age 26, 22/09/2017

 


A haiku for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 51 – “gift” & “song”. To take part or find out more, you can follow the link below:

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 51 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: GIFT & SONG

This is the first time I have taken part in Colleen’s challenge but hopefully I will be contributing more regularly from now on đŸ™‚

 

Inexperienced – A Tanka

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A heart that’s playful,

Body lustful, afire love,

Young passion blooming;

Excitement of something new

Courses hot through burning veins.

 

A heart that’s lifeless,

Body untouched, veins run cold,

Young love extinguished;

The new-felt pain of heartache

Like frostbite stinging the soul.

 

Emma H, age 26, 20/09/2017

 


A double tanka for Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 63 – “cold & “playful”. You can find out more or read other entries here:

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 63 – Playful & Cold

 

Pain Nostalgia

Since it’s Throwback Thursday, I thought I’d repost one of my older poems today – in fact, the first poem I ever published, back in February this year. It’s one of my favourite poems that I’ve composed, based on the flood of conflicting emotions and difficult memories I get when listening to Ludovico Einaudi’s “Due Tramonti”. If you’ve never listened to it, please do – it is an utterly beautiful, heart-wrenching melody.

In Emma World

Forlorn strings

And tinkling ivories, twinkling ivories;

Mesmerising, comforting,

Haunting,

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