Fun & Games – A Haiku

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Rediscovery,

Memories of childhood fun;

Great joy recaptured!

Emma H, age 26, 24/07/2017

 


I love the nostalgia of rediscovering a childhood toy, game or book and sparing a moment to reminisce.

Photo taken in the Lego shop in Disneyland Paris a few years ago whilst holidaying with my sister 🙂 We designed our Lego figures to be the “perfect English gentlemen”…

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First Fallen

 

Costume jewellery spider webs,

Strung with dewy diamond beads,

Grassy fields sequin-scattered,

Festooning even lowly weeds.

 

Kamikaze helicopters,

Sycamore skydivers,

Twist and twirl and flit and swirl:

First fallen survivors.

 

Velveteen fog descends,

Smothering the world in grey,

Casting thick and syrupy gloom

To obfuscate the break of day.

 

Luscious canopies transform,

Speckled with season’s rust;

Flame-tipped or foliage brushed

With ruddy blush or gilt gold-dust.

 

Branch by branch neatly disrobed,

These russet-tasseled trees,

Each leaflet floats and drifts to ground,

Plucked clean by bitter breeze.

 

Spiky shells cracked on the ground

Reveal their chestnut jewels,

The gleaming treasure gathered up

For playtime fun in schools.

 

Slick September showers

Fill the air with earthy scent;

Roads and pavements puddle-riddled

Soaked by autumn skies’ lament.

 

Once crisp leaves are moulded

Into multicoloured mulch;

Muddied borders line the streets

In roadside gutter gulch.

 

Shivering and sodden,

Breath curling into vapour,

Fraught commuters brace the winds

With faces white as paper.

 

Indigo-hued twilight falls

And lengthy shadows creep,

To duly warn the waiting world

Of winter’s coming sleep.

 

Emma H, age 26, 27/09/2017

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A Love Letter to Sevilla

Happy Throwback Thursday, and more importantly, National Poetry Day! I am soon to go off on my first proper holiday in over a year, so I thought I would get in the sun-chasing mood by reposting my poem dedicated to the gorgeous Andalusian city of Seville. Enjoy!

In Emma World

Beneath blazing sunshine

In a city half-boiling,

I wander the scalding, scintillating streets,

Devouring the Moorish architecture of

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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

 

Spectrum

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Scarlet-speckled meadows

Lush canvas boasting

Pillar box-red poppy pointillism

Fields flecked and freckled

 

Wafer-thin wings

Delicately spun from finest silk

Flutter by and catch the eye

In contrasting black and orange

 

Efflorescent trumpets

Reflect the springtime sun

In ravishing yellow

A fantastic floral fanfare

 

Ghostly green

Streaks across sable skies

Dancing and weaving

In a mesmerising nocturnal show

 

Sparks of electric blue

Flit on summer breezes

Swirling by the riverside

Held aloft by gossamer wings

 

Mighty mountains

Dominating the distant skyline

Draped in regal indigo

And snowcapped top hat

 

Beaming pansy faces

Mottled cream gold and violet

Around an ink blot centre

Queen of flowerbeds

 

Nature’s rainbow

Paints the world with colour

Bursting with vibrancy

And brings beauty to life

 

Emma H, age 26, 12/09/2017


It’s a few weeks late, but this poem is was written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt – Week 16 – “Colours”. The link is below!:

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/weekend-writing-prompt-16-colours/

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Reflections – A Tanka

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Deep within your head,

Social values play their game,

Distorting self-view;

When the mirror’s had its fun,

You no longer look like you.

 

Emma H, age 26, 13/09/2017


Written for Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 62 – “Mirror” & “Fun”. If you want to have a go, you can follow the link below:

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 62 – Mirror & Fun

Photo taken (by me) in the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh.