Haiku, Tanka, & Quotes

by A. L. O'Prunty

Liquid fire consumesAs her affection

Crossed the great divide

Surging through blood and vein;

Who was I to refrain?


2
In similitude

Of a setting sun

His brilliance dazzled

The senses;

Mesmerizing mirage

Dissipates

3
As Phoenix rising

From ashes

A slice of heaven

In the form song

Resonates throughout

The civilized world
4
Viewing verdant valley vistas

Voluptuous vineyards vining

Vibrant vitality
5
In our current era

A rare phenomenon

To lead

And yet follow
6
There was no sign

Telling her

Love could hurt,

Die out as fast as it flared

Alone, she wanders

And wonders

The use, abuse of the L word
7
A leap of faith

Drives out the emptiness

Soothes soul;

An innate need to

Connect, palpable

8
A delicate frost

Traces as fragile fingers

Lining the green

Sparkling as diamonds

‘Neath a rising sun

9
Labored heartbeats remind us, we are still alive.
10
Fragile frost crystals

Dawn dawning resplendently

Slowly Night conceded
11
…and I shall sing

‘Til Death

With his cold insensate

Lips, silences mine

To sing no more;

Defiant to the bitter end.

12
Tiny toes barefoot

Crisp crackle of amber leaves

A child’s laughter
13
Fall is falling fast

A mound of leaves enticing

Inner child plays

14
Suddenly, I was simply old

The passage of time

Lined, without mercy
I broke the mirror
15
Hope is the rope

All cling to;

Last of the gifts

Lifting us above

Raw realities
16
Lady’s do not chase

Less they repel

The object of

Their deepest desire
An easy catch is

Tossed back
17
Sometimes

The impromptu moment

Last a lifetime
18
Troubled thoughts seek

Calmer waters

A sacred stillness

From the Devine
Within the standing stones

One is never alone

Rising to the occasion

Ancient answers

19
You silence

Speaks

Louder

Than

Heavens thunder
O’Prunty

11/19/15

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