Autumn

algid November

flutters red and yellow leaves

waves at creeping frost


a bite crisp and cool

rides a pine-scented zephyr

kisses tired, brown oaks


©2021 KT Workman


Poetry form: haiku


Image by Heike Frohnhoff from Pixabay

Summer Storm

rain sheets dark pavement

mist ascends from hot, black road
blinds blank yellow eyes

©2021 KT Workman

Poetry form: haiku


Image by Jerzy Górecki from Pixabay

Dog Days

summer dog days flee
from autumn’s cooling drizzle
dying red leaves sigh

©2021 KT Workman


Poetry form: haiku


Image by chulmin park from Pixabay

Thirsty

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

©2021 KT Workman

Poetry form: haiku

Image by David Mark from Pixabay

Silver Strands

red-gold cannot stay

frost ices flaming tresses

as winter creeps in

through autumn’s unguarded door

forging fire into silver

©️2021 KT Workman


Poetry form: tanka


Image by Mystic Art Design from Pixabay

July Day

rain drips on curled leaves

thirsty from days without rain

on a July day

©️2021 KTWorkman


Poetry form: haiku


Image courtesy of Free Range Stock

Cold Soul

a blue day, no sun

shines down from a gray heaven

to warm my cold soul

©2021 KT Workman



Poetry form: senryu


Image by David Mark from Pixabay

Wolf and Eagle

kind wolf tried to mend
eagle’s bitter troubled soul
with a loving heart
when the time came for eagle 
to fly, wolf blest her tired wings

©️2021 KT Workman

(Note: A tanka is a form of Japanese poetry made up of 5 lines containing 31 syllables. The 1st line has 5 syllables; 2nd, 7 syllables; 3rd , 5 syllables; 4th , 7 syllables; 5th, 7syllables. It can have any theme.)


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