Wish and a Prayer

childhood dreams
nonsensical thoughts
heaven bound
mirages
sail on a wish and a prayer
through uncharted hearts

©20222 July Day

shadorma

Written for: Moonwashed Weekly Prompt–Nonsensical–11-29-2022

Image by dawnydawny from Pixabay

Currents

both rivers and stars
flow in transient currents
outside time's constraints

©2022 July Day

haiku

Written for: https://amanpan.blog/2022/11/22/moonwashed-musings-weekly-prompt-transient-november-22-2022/

Image by Karl Frey from Pixabay

Advance

soft muted colors
paints autumn’s subdued advance
summer sulks away

©2022 July Day

haiku
Image my own watercolor painting.

Sparks

gases twine
seek amorphous fit
black kisses
gorged with light
flings sparks through the universe
celestial coupling

©2022 July Day

shadorma

Written for: https://amanpan.blog/2022/10/25/moonwashed-weekly-prompt-celestial-october-25-2022/

Thanks to Cognac Project for introducing me to the shadorma.

Image by: Image by TolacraftProducts from Pixabay

Crow




crow comes at night

one with the darkness

slips in the window

while she sleeps

burrows its sharp beak

into her seasoned flesh

and tears at

the most tender morsels...



doubts

insecurities

fears

savors the sour flavors

of being hurt

of being fooled

of being played

again...



she learns not to sleep

stays ever vigilant

least crow

swallow everything

her pride

her independence

her reason

her life...



in the morning light

sometimes she wonders

if crow is real

is a force without

or instead

lives within

a black cancer

of bone and blood…



cawing chaos, while

beating sharp wings

within each breath

claws scraping

through fragile capillaries

frantic to escape

its self-made

prison...

©️2019 July Day



Free verse

Image by davidfoxx from Pixabay

Stupendous

galaxy swirls round
lollipop colors enthrall
stupendous stardust

©2022 July Day

haiku

Written for Moonwashed Weekly Prompt–Stupendous–10-18-22

Image by beate bachmann from Pixabay

Bedazzle

night sky unfolding
whispers coming from beyond
speaks an oracle
of divine engendering
wise ancient stars bedazzle

©2022 July Day

tanka

Written for Moonwashed Weekly Prompt–Bedazzle: https://amanpan.blog/2022/09/13/moonwashed-weekly-prompt-bedazzle-september-13-2022/

Image by Evgeni Tcherkasski from Pixabay

Thirsty

lightning forks black sky
punctures purple, pregnant clouds
quenches poor, parched earth

©️2021 July Day

haiku

Posted for Fandango’s Flashback Friday: https://fivedotoh.com/2022/09/09/fandangos-flashback-friday-september-9th/

Image by Greg Bierer from Pixabay

More Sunflowers

Look there...
Beside the stream
Lovely heads wave gaily
Sunflowers say, heat's on the way--
Summer!

©2022 July Day

American cinquain

These two watercolor paintings I completed a while back are my last hurrah to sunflowers and summer for the year. I hope. 🙂 I’m more than ready for fall.

Sunflowers

golden sunflowers
burnished orange by August’s gaze
summer winding down

©2022 July Day

haiku

Image by vargazs from Pixabay

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