departure’s aura

 

smoldering fireplace
the sweet perfume of burned herbsimages
loneliness grabs my throat

© Chèvrefeuille

 

my loved one’s scent lingers here
embers of family ties

© lynn__

 

 


Tan Renga challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

a promise is to keep

double bands of shiny gold

worth more than karats

love’s forever promise bold

heartfire’s diamond facets

 

God witnesses our vow

joyful organ music plays

life as farmer’s wife now

better together…we stay

 

lost my wedding ring

after laying it down

while wall-papering;

forgotten with frown

 

replace with simple band

but heart hurt for a time

when mother passed away

her diamond became mine

 

set her lovely gem in gold

with another band below

blessings of our sons be told;

five small diamonds in a row

 

jeweled gift as valued token

from one lover to another

living out our pledges spoken

create family, father, mother.

 

 

 


Linking to d’Verse Poetics with Sarah’s “love token” prompt!