imagine

 

it’s easy to imagine a snug log cabin in the woods
when you’re sipping tea on a quiet snowy day

it’s easy to imagine a cruise to an exotic island
when you’re trying on a pair of glam sunglasses

it’s easy to imagine hiking up a clear mountain trail
when you’re climbing the stairs with more laundry

it’s easy to imagine lying on a private sandy beach
when you’re painting the house in hot sunshine

it’s easy to imagine speaking wisdom into the world
when you’re silent because no one is listening

taka tanka

“Taka” is Japanese word for hawk. “Tanka”is Japanese poetry form.

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red-tailed predator

eyes alert, talons sharpened,

silent as fence post

waits for slightest rustling

small creature disturbs switch grass

 

 

peace…and quiet?

 

pack me light

stamped for camp

undress the stress

in quiet wilderness

 

where grass rustles

stream gurgles clear

beaver crew bustles

clouds thunder near

 

meadow lark sings

mosquitos start riot

forest tree rings

stones, alone, silent

 


Listen to the “sounds of silence” with Dwight tonight at dVerse Poets pub…

 

down the drain

logo-napowrimo

 

young boy abandoned by drunk father

grows up too fast tough in da’hood

cannot refuse “the brothers”

mother feels desperate

now he’s serving life

– s o l i t a r y –

confinement

silent

cell

 

 


“Nonet” of 9 lines, each with descending syllable count, formed unique shape…

elusive quarry

broad heft of wing span

silent predatory flight

shadow of the owl

photo of Great Gray Owl by Alan Belford, lake placed.com

photo of Great Gray Owl by Alan Belford, lakeplacid.com