Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence


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Mighty Succession

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earth
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


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Cat Eye on Crow’s Feet

 

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Back in my prime
When young and spry
I used to rock
A fierce cat eye
Eventually
There came a day
Old Father Time
Would make me pay
Where used to be
A single line
Now smudgy mess
Like I’ve been cryin’
And now alas
It spreads and grows
Resembling
The feet of crows

(Imagine this being recited in the voice of Vincent Price)

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Plumage

 

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Last year’s bright plumage
Song a distant memory
Scattered on the ground

Well over fifty
Day to day
Wrapped in androgyny
Land of facts and figures
Precision and accuracy
Immediate answers
Hard, cold, impersonal
Forgetting it was okay to blossom,
Have pretty plumage, have desires
Feeling guilty for playfulness
Left wanting, needing a break
Craving connections, the truth
Simple humanity
I do not want my youth back
I merely seek balance
A world of softness and light

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem #962 bird feather