Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence


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Wanderlust

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My spirit bound to earth
Body a straight jacket
That gets tighter with age
My youth flew with the ether
Those days long past
So I must keep moving
To fill my wanderlust
Or succumb to the gravity
That pulls my leaden limbs

In response Patrick Jenning’s Pic and aWord Challenge # 115: Wanderlust and the Daily Post Prompt: Age


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Mighty Succession

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moves
reform

There is a beauty
In wreck and ruin
Where survival
Is the leading lady
Time worn
But still standing
The scars of violence
Begin to heal
Her pyroclastic flow
Long since dried
But deep down inside
Her core still burns

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem #1259 creating beauty and The Daily Post: Mighty

This is a photograph of Mt St Helens 37 years after her iconic blast.


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Fade to Blue

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Glittering sun beams
Glissade across stained glass panes
Mercurial mood

Shifting bright candy colors
Until daylight fades to blue

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #64: Windows and CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #22 Teika’s 8th Tanka Writing Technique – Novel Treatment (prompt: blues)


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Perception

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Sunrise or sunset
Perception a state of mind
Endless cycle

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #50: Perception and
CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem #1028 sadness


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No Petals

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Deep inside
The soil grew
The smallest bud
With heart as true

This time was not
For show and tell
This time there’d be
No magic spell

No fancy bloom
Distracting eyes
From her spirit
Hear its cries!

A connection was
Now what she sought
Dismissiveness
Was what she fought

There are no petals
Worth a voice
To be ignored
Left her no choice

A little sun
And she will sprout
Even in
The thinnest grout

Inspired by Patrick Jennings Petals on the Ground