Archive for ‘Georgia’

December 18, 2017

Christmas Mummer – December 18, 2017 (tanka)

by Bastet

eventide
waltzing through the street
winter mummers*
twirling golden fairy lights
one for every season

gsk ’17

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December 15, 2017

Floating Fish – December 15, 2017 (shadorma)

by Bastet

Floating Fish

 

December
cold grey morning sky
first flakes fall
ice crystals
softly blur my world from sight
hills of snow – growing

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December 15, 2017

Transformations – December 15, 2017 (haiku)

by Bastet

pale sunshine
caresses a snowflake
puddle of water

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November 21, 2017

November 21, 2107 (haiku)

by Bastet

spring snowdrops
(now loam feeding worms)
winter memory

gsk’17

 

 

inspired by:

With Earth’s first Clay They did the Last Man’s knead,
And then of the Last Harvest sowed the Seed:
Yea, the first Morning of Creation wrote
What the Last Dawn of Reckoning shall read.

© Omar Khayyam (Tr. FitzGerald)

 

November 20, 2017

Autumn Reflections (haiku -tanka)

by Bastet

Autumn Reflection

 

orange squash
bubbling in a pot
silence deepens
then from the window
laughter! children playing ball

evening shadow
in the naked kaki* tree
a last leaf falls

gsk ’17

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October 26, 2016

The change of a Phoenix dying – October 26, 2016

by Bastet

The change of a Phoenix dying

time’s passin’
and when I look ’round
ideals gone
fires quenched
inside the secret mirror
well, everything changed

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April 17, 2016

A to Z Challenge- The Letter N – April 17, 2016

by Bastet

troubadours

On the Ninth hour
Just south of Northern Nubia
Nine nymph-like waifs
(All nieces of the Negus)
Naively danced nude
With a nebulous-like gauzy cloth
Tied to the nape of their necks.

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April 15, 2016

A to Z Challenge – The letter M – April 15, 2016

by Bastet




A monumental moment
Means meeting mice and men
Whilst mincing in the market place
Maybe marvelling at melons
Mellowly matured …

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April 15, 2016

Ato Z Challenge – Letter’s L – L’Eco Form – April 15, 2016

by Bastet

The letter L

lilac tree



Down lilac lanes,
Aligning sweetly the limpid lake
Leading to her Liege
Lady Laura  walked innocent, so leisurely,
Laughing at the jester’s light lechery
Down lilac lanes.

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April 13, 2016

NaPoWriMo – Choka – April 13, 2016

by Bastet

Dawn

a silent minstrel
sat at dawn his fingers limp
(the blue sky streaked red)
reminding him of lost friends

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April 12, 2016

A to Z Challenge – The Letter J – April 12, 2016

by Bastet
jujube tree

jujube tree

 

In Jupiter’s jungle grow jujubes and junipers,
be-jewelled with jaded leaves and juicy fruits.
Julianne or Jennifer joyed in the fruits
And often junketed into the jungle.

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April 11, 2016

A to Z challenge – Alliteration Poem (Letter I) – April 11, 2015

by Bastet

 

Isabella and Isidoro
Imperial twins
From the Indigo Inner sea,
Indulged and strong-willed,
Wished to invoke an Indian Idol
In search of Inspiration.

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April 10, 2016

A to Z Challenge – The letter H – April 10, 2016

by Bastet

 

 

“How ditty-do
How do you do and mercy-bow ku!”
Outside the hospice
Howitzer Howie
Hollered humorless and horribly.
“Hello, howdie – How are ya?”

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April 8, 2016

A to Z Challenge – The Letter G – April 8, 2016

by Bastet

 

 

 

On the groaning agrestic table
Gastronomic goodness abounded
Gracefully arrayed.

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April 7, 2016

A to Z Challenge – The Letter F – April 7, 2016

by Bastet

Fending freely
In fields and forests
Foraging for food
From trees and vines:

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April 5, 2016

A to Z Challenge – The Letter D – April 5, 2016

by Bastet

Moulin Rouge Toulouse-Lautrec Paintings – 1890

Delightful Daphne,
Dowager dame
from Dorroughby downs –
Danced (dusting daisies) at dawn
In damask digs,
Dumbfounding Daft old Dan!

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April 4, 2016

A to Z Challenge “C” – April 4, 2016

by Bastet

Candy Caraway
Created a commotion
Crooning “Copacabana” as she
Careened ’round Carruthers’ Cafe,
Costumed in a cream coloured cambric costume!

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April 3, 2016

On Heroic Monuments – ABC Poem – April 3, 2016

by Bastet

seamen's monument_2

“After all is said and done
Bravery isn’t really
Courage.”
Dangling from a swing Jim said,

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April 2, 2016

A to Z Poetry Challenge (A and B) – April 2, 2016

by Bastet

 

A is for Awaken

Awaken august aerial Augier
Announce April’s auspicious actions
Avoiding anguished answers
Angle after affirmations
(Aural
auguries)
Avoiding anxious abandoning
Announcements.
Angelophany allowed,
Auspicious ascertainment,
Awakening astonishment,
And Affectionate alleviation.

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March 30, 2016

Kaleidoscope Love – Cleave Poem

by Bastet

And then in the midnight silence
as the tears flowed into darkness,
with my tired sighs –  old loneliness
the wounds of neglect –
forgot to fester into sorrow shifted
leaving my heart like kaleidoscope mirrors 
cloven in two, that shattered into patterns
creating a vision, which someone might have called,
love.

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March 30, 2016

Spring Rain …. Nove Otto (Modified)- March 30, 2016

by Bastet

rainy street_small

The birds tell me that this is spring,
With all the warmth this season brings,

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March 28, 2016

Brynn The Cat – Haiku and Tanka

by Bastet
Brynn The Cat

Brynn The Cat

 

peekaboo …
awaiting her human
the cat watches

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March 26, 2016

A Dodoitsu – March 26, 2016

by Bastet
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Dodoitsu – Honey-suckers
§§§
under the warm spring sunshine
inside blossoms and bright blooms
bees hop hither and thither
(poor honey-suckers)
© G.s.k. ‘16

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March 23, 2016

Lost Lost – A Circular Sonnet – March 23, 2016

by Bastet

Tomb

Lost lost in the darkness you’ll walk
where evil weaves its awful web
black the night as the bell tolls ten
scratch at the door, yes, wail and weep
the door is locked, you cannot leave.

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March 23, 2016

The Narcissist – March 23, 2016

by Bastet

involution
written from somewhere inside
a fantasy
or mystery
but who holds the pen

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January 17, 2016

Stay By Me – Eco Form – January 17, 2015

by Bastet

lilac tree

stay by me
even as the dawn breaks
the sun gives way
to another cold day of rain
stay here between these silken sheets
stay by me

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January 9, 2016

Rose Hips – Haiku

by Bastet

rose hips

 

 

 

of winter roses
all that remains now
frozen hips

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December 31, 2015

The Narrow Road (Farewell) – Haibun

by Bastet

lamplight perspective_2

Today is the last time I will sign my posts 2015.  So many many things happened in this passing year;  wonderful beautiful moments woven together with terribly tragic moments creates in me sensations of starkness, like some fantastic loudly painted mural that perhaps only Picasso might have created.  I will remember it as a year of rapid and impetuous change and as the year I published my first book of waka.  I will remember it as the year I made many wonderful friends and felt the warmth of a loving family both real and virtual.  I will remember the desolation of death that visited twice in a few short months.

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