the 9th life (haibun) Daily Moments November 24/17

He lived a humble life alone…a niece or a nephew here and there brought sunshine to his life…his offspring found no time, nor care to watch the sunset by his side. Before he reached this tranquil life, he’d tested his boundaries, stretching the elastics of addictions. Too many “last calls” and rolling dice and flirting … More the 9th life (haibun) Daily Moments November 24/17

November 15th, 1976 (haibun) MicroPoetry Month – Daily moments

If you talk to a man in a language he understand, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.  –Nelson Mandela   How can I not write something on this date November 15th.   Je m’en souviens all too well.  Sure I have mixed feelings … More November 15th, 1976 (haibun) MicroPoetry Month – Daily moments

wistful moments (a cherita and solo renga -MicroPoetry Month #14)

  the old man listens to the melodies water running over timeless rocks lyrics swimming in his head an angel met him here long ago even fish splashed in the creek only her memory remains *** breathing her name with a long wistful sigh a tear runs down his cheek leaves rustle in the wind … More wistful moments (a cherita and solo renga -MicroPoetry Month #14)

reflections of a helper (free verse and solo renga)

This is a free verse written for MicroPoetry Month with the theme of “violence” in mind, reflections of a youth counsellor, followed by solo renga. She listens with benevolence their stories never told the shame and guilt of violence those tales so raw and bold of adults spewing cunning lies they violate ‘til she cries. … More reflections of a helper (free verse and solo renga)

Birthday memories

autumn sunshine is that really you, Mom? through my window blinded by memories holding my first born proud Nanny strutting with purpose pushing an English pram irresistible urges pinching his chubby cheeks time flashes by grandson holds her frail hand in a nursing home Nanny just won’t let go love always wins over recalls for … More Birthday memories

November skies (solo renga)

  Solo Renga different shades of grey misty skies and barren trees autumn’s dark demise lavish colours washed away November’s final purge wise ones flying south joining other feathered friends honking their goodbyes © Tournesol’17/11/02 Micropoetry Month: Nov 2017: #2 Daily Moments November 2, 2017