Watchmen

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Watcher – haiku

a coiled tense spring
the cat watches its victim
eat its last meal

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Watchman – haiku

you watch over me
like a lighthouse, always there
forever shining

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Watchkeeper – tanka

third watch of the night
the clock stops still in mid gong
Death has come calling

“your time is up” gaily says
that relentless watch keeper

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For dVerse Poets prompt What does the watchman see?

Canvas of Failure – haiku

Over at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads the challenge is to do ekphrastic poetry. Ekphrasis comes from Greek and means to use a description of art (the poem) as a rhetorical or imaginative description. With just a single piece of art, the challenge is to find a poem that does not just describe the painting, but how it speaks to me, what stories I find in it.

 

Artist in his Studio by Rembrandt

Tongue-in-cheek haiku

Ugh! Did I paint that?
What was I thinking? Oh hell!
There goes my contract.

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Plain old haiku

Decay seeped from walls
deep into his heart spaces
A desert canvas

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Luscious with light – haiku

Sagittarius moon
full, pregnant, luscious with light
new beginnings

 

The moon laughing steals
my sleep. I give in gladly
to grand thievery

 

Visions meld with
poems written by moonlight
on naked skin

 

imagine being
moon-soaked / dream-drenched / ethereal
nothingness

 

The moon does not know
it has entangled my soul
in webs of delight

 

I come undone
and then all of me is gone
only light is left

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For the Tuesday Platform at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads