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Ronovan Writes #171 #Haiku

calmly she swims in

the lake of oblivion

salt laden tears fall

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Thursday photo prompt – Tower – #writephoto

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Untold centuries have passed since first I stood sentinel on this lonely mound. My cold, brick skirts pressed modestly round my granite ankles. But as if in recognition of my awesome power no human blood was ever spilt within. Only life’s juices draining from the ox, the sheep and fowl in preparation for the daily feasts once held within my smoky halls. When minstrels played and goblets raised in song and celebration of deeds of valour if only from the minds of fawning scribes enthralled and eager to placate their Lord and raise him high above his peers. Tables heavy laden with the weight of wood and pewter platters, their contents overflowing. Fruit and bread and choicest meat supplied and oft replenished by ragged boys and comely maidens whose faces set in lying smiles promising hopes of delights to follow but at a price, far above the reach of those who could only listen from without the heavy oaken doors.

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Colleen Chesebro #Weekly Poetry Challenge NO. 54. Ghost & haunt #Haibun

“Was there ever such a heinous crime as that of fratricide, for what, the stealing of another’s bride, once one’s own brothers wife for sure.  May those found guilty of such an act be cursed in people’s memories forever.”

A Prince of Denmark

haunted by a father’s ghost

merits compassion

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Colleen Chesebro #Weekly Poetry Challenge NO. 54. Ghost & haunt

The three ghosts appeared

each a haunting tale to tell

their messages plain

Let us watch the tale unfold

and witness transformation

 

Memories only

haunt these ancient hallowed halls.

Ghosts in the mind

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Writespiration #136 week 41

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She stood waiting, confident that it would happen soon. It was not too long before she felt a change in the air. Gulls, floating on the calm waters, suddenly took to the air, their calls raucous and echoing. The sea darkened and as if defying gravity the huge whale broke the surface.

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Twittering Tale #53

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I felt compelled to say I didn’t fancy our chances on duty in the fire watchtower if the wind changed direction.   111 characters

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Ronovan writes #170 #Haiku

Longing in his heart

pressing need to regain faith.

Path to redemption

No. 2

Deep within our hearts
are needs basic and urgent

primeval passions

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Sue Vincent’s #Writephoto, Change of Season

A

shaft

of light

illuminates one tree

and silhouettes in stark relief

the ravages of Autumn’s dessicating wind and warmth

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Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 53 # tanka

High above the mist

an unmistakable shape

rock of Avalon

And though our search was ended

our life’s quest had just begun

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Ronovan writes #haiku #169 for the seniors

When silk stocking top

changes to a smooth, cool skin

never forgotten

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