Each month, write a new collection.
in darknessmy mind attemptsquietness
found a bugwith many legsdidn't count them
I have to say, you do Tom Thomas poetry like no one else!
I'll take that as a compliment. ;)
The highest compliment I can think of!
At LastMy moment is hereAll my prayers have been answeredFinally my turn
This makes me so very happy!
By the way, a haiku (or senryu) doesn't have to be 17 syllables, as I was reminded by the amazing haiku poet Deborah Kolodji.
I didn't know that. But, I like the challenge that comes with the restrictions
I've been teaching them without that restriction. Sometimes I just call tem something else!
Right, although I do like the structure of the restriction. At first I wrote them as 5-7-3, but kept mostly to the structure.Check out John Stevenson. He is a master haiku poet, and he has very short lines, so does Deborah.
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Moment In TimeYou are the oneI am stuck on youNobody will ever beas beautiful as what I see in youYou are the dream of dreamsThe captivating movieThe book you can't put downThe addiction that is hard to quitThe love potion I have to drinkMaking my heart beat trueMaking my body want moreMaking my mind go crazywithout youI am intrigued by your mysteryI wonder how many men adore you as we walk along I catch my eye watching youas if I want to possess youI know I can't have you this way'When you need freedom and without controlYou need room to breatheand you want things like love which is all I have and I givethis to you every day of my breathingTwo hearts beating like the song in the airand the words we can relate to without confusionof the electricity from the guitar stringsas we sing the melody we know how to believe in nowand receive the music as a giftto keep us loving and uplift our moodsthrough our spirit and heart and devotionas we are foreverlike the sun and moonlike the song and the chorusLike the parties of our youthwhen we were wildlike trees in the forestas the deer wanders in and the bear forages for foodand the fish swimas the air is in a breathas we take a moment in time to reflecton our lives
Really beautiful man!