Evoke – A Haiku

Photo of your face;

Fleeting glimpse of lost futures

And raw memories

Emma H, age 27, 12/01/2018

 

via Daily Prompt: Evoke

Mindbroken

 

Treading gingerly

‘Round shattered thoughts

The serrated shards

Of fractured memories

Stinging barbs of

Splintered dreams

My fragmented conscious

A minefield of pain

 

For when you cleaved my heart

In two

 

You left me also

Mindbroken

 

Emma H, age 26, 27/11/2017

Haunted – Double Tanka

I am plagued by ghosts.

Phantom memories haunting,

Teasing and taunting;

Eerie unending onslaught

Of past polluting present.

 

Wraithlike reflections,

Ethereal nostalgia,

Draw a spectral smile –

Soon banished by the thought that

Now cannot compare to Then.

Emma H, age 26, 12/10/2017


A double tanka especially for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge Week 54 – “Ghost” & “Haunt”. To find out how to take part in the challenge, you can follow the link here:

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Tuesday Challenge No. 54: GHOST & HAUNT

I think my first stanza is better, but didn’t fully convey that the haunting memories were happy ones rather than regrets – hence the addition of the second stanza. I find that happy memories can be horribly bittersweet, especially when going through rough times in life or mental health. Thanks to Colleen for the prompt!

 

Fun & Games – A Haiku

fun&games2

 

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”…