Category: Poetry

Warrior

  She fought the gorgeous storm   with all her delicate strength   Spent and tired, at last she fell   giving in to the mighty wind.   Though her wings were fragile yet strong   she waged the battle but had little chance…

Will You Find Me?

My aging hands hold this ancient soil crusted spade, wood handle now faded, once painted bright yellow so you could find it in the sea of resplendent greenery and dappled shade You gripped it Mother, with the same graceful hands that comforted me as…

Deep in the Heart of Paris

“He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic. Nothing is more sublime.”  ― Victor Hugo I’ll never forget our tiny bedroom Deep in the heart of ParisA cloud bed filled with pillows of down…

#Haibun: Introspection

There is more than one path to a soul’s door. Sometimes the door opens inward, and we search within ourselves to find the keys to life. Others open outward where we seek our answers from God, nature, a blue moon, the hot sun, or…

Things That Die Alone

Alone- Whales beached on a sandy shoreSea turtles caught in nets, no way to escapePolar bears starving, wasting awayRodents imploding from fatal poisonHawks and owls doomed for ingesting themDandelions withering from chemical herbicidesHoneybees dying from lethal insecticidesEarth tainted from leaching pesticidesHumanity amidst Corona’s genocideWe…

#Haiku: Summer Meadow

red summer meadow in remembrance of spilled blood- hope for the future Frank J. Tassone: #Haikai Challenge #140 summer meadow

#American Sentence Sunday: Grackles

“Cool morning breeze whispering through the palms as a grackle feeds its young” Author’s Note: Yesterday in my garden, I watched a grackle feeding three fledglings. They were all gathered on the ground in a circle and putting up quite a fuss as to…

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