Morning Glow (Senyru)

Morning Glow (Senyru)

Submitted by Ian.T on Fri, 2014-06-20 09:00

Blinding visions spring
Shattering dew drops spread light
Damp dust on grasses

“Haiku”

The blue bells did ring
The white bells swayed aloof
My lavender soon

“Senyru”

Many bad pains felt
A bonding that makes you cry
Tiny hands reach out

“Senyru”
Love on empty ears
Failed feelings gone, are wasted
No more can I give

“Senyru”

Fat feeder eats much
Cholesterol clogs old veins
Sharp pain felt in chest

“Senyru”

Water fell in space
Rainbow above holding all
Rapture of the mist

All the Senyru’s are in the form of Haiku

“Tanka ”

Secret of movements
Flowing silent underground
Released to the sun
Touching all, it nurtures
Let us rejoice life runs free……

My Love (A New Form workshop) Morphing final edit

My Love (A New Form workshop) Morphing final edit

Submitted by Ian.T on Sat, 2014-08-09 09:39

Damn the red roses
They prickle and aren’t quite true
Just know I love you
I will tell you in short lines
Things I am going to do
I was going to build you a castle
Way up there in the air so cool
But all I could do was make a ramp to you
Life just isn’t that fair to us, too much hassle
See
It
Hurts me
That you left
Just hope the pain goes
We spent all our time loving so free
Just call me on the phone so that I know where you are.
I shall not wait for you, there is no us now, I will forget you, and try to live my way.

A Bad Day in Iraq

A Bad Day in Iraq

Submitted by Ian.T on Tue, 2014-08-19 23:33

On the morning walk
Birds sing, cool breezes touch me
the world is at peace
My home here will protect me

My God walks with me today
Come my children gather near
The sound of the guns is nothing to fear
We shall walk much further today
A black flag flying it’s coming our way

My
Child
why stare
there is nothing
No food or water here
Stay close my children we have to endure
Just greed, and misguided fools, who want us to change the rules again.
My children I shall cry for you each day, I have to leave you along the way, it is so hard.
These stones, part of our land, they will shield you from more harm till we meet again, keep a place for me till we are free, fly my little ones, yet wait for me.
Time cannot heal this mind of mine
the children lost, left before their time
yet I have now found a place to stay
People love me and their children play
I see my children in their eyes
I hear the laughter and I realize
the sounds are not from those I see
It’s my children they are still with me.

Lonely tear

Lonely tear

Submitted by Ian.T on Tue, 2014-11-04 09:28

I dare you to feel the hurt that is mine
You catch me crying some of the time
For my true love I grieve
Move away from me, “Leave.”
Just remember for whom, I write this rhyme.

Not sure if this swings as a limerick should, they always seem to be happy things or just funny, now what???

Make hay while the sun shines

Submitted by Ian.T on Sun, 2014-11-02 09:00

There was a lot of people in jail
Many said they would never do well
They broke out one day
Just to make hay
Now the farmer thinks they are swell

Be Yourself..

Submitted by Ian.T . on Sat, 2014-11-01 00:14

Look not to my old fashioned way
that reflect faults that would haunt your day.
You’ve a brain to use
A world to peruse
Just be aware of what I say.

Walking with whom

Walking with whom

Submitted by Ian.T on Wed, 2014-11-05 00:25

I walked with you, in the perfection of time
I felt the talk words echo through my mind
As we passed by, they called out all things to me
Of things I wished to know, as I travelled on my way

You smiled as the colours bounced away at my very soul,
You accepted that the think talk was the one I would know
As if we were to stay here for ever and a day
The words flowed as a stream, that bubbled on its way

They flowed between us without much of a pause
You were there with all the things of me, and me of you
It has to be slowed down, for mouths to utter true
How can they compete with this, the way we do

Stop I asked of her, stop let the colours subside
The colours of the think talk, subsided and died
The thinks waved as a flag in a gentle breeze
Slowly they dropped to surrender the weight with ease

The weight of my being, as I was of my own plain.
Thank you for understanding me, let’s try again
How can I talk to you and be of this place I thought
It came to me, a gentle Mauve without words, I was taught

Believe in us, all things will be taught, no fuss.
We think walked the way that had no hold over us
There in view was the great library of learning
The inside walls moved with rainbow fire burning

And there rows of books all glowing with forever
Try, I heard, to find a book that you would like to read
The book you choose can only be of past now deeds
The future though written, is not to be, for us to see

I thought for a while of what book would I read
There out of the rows they came a rainbow of speed
As I knew the books to be, the words just smothered me
Arcing from the shelf they came so peaceful to my mind

The words spoke to me there inside a sentence at a time
Talk of time it was to read, as at home would be a while
The library told me the story so, before I could even smile
My friend this is the place to be as the words are now part of me

That is so, the thought came clear, that’s the way we all read here
It’s not a read I tried to say, but thought it as that was the way.
I have lessons to learn now my friend, I will take you home
In a moment of colour there I was, at the fireside in my room

The colours changed and faded I was filled with gloom
My friend that took me on the other side, spoke to clear the air
Believe in our love and guidance true, we will look after you
I smiled inside as they left me so, to carry on my ways

The colours brightened as the stars I knew they’d last for days
I also knew they would care for me, as they left me in a haze
I am not lonely any more, as they are so near to me
A thought of them that is the way, and they’d be back to see.

Un Verbose Edition:-

I walk with you, in perfection of time
Think words echo through my mind
as we passed, they called to me
Things to know, as I journeyed on.

Your smiling colours bounced my soul,
think talk with the one I would know
As if we were to stay here for ever and a day
Words flowed as a stream, bubbling its way.

Flowing between us without a pause
with all the things of me, you were there
It has to be slowed down, for mouths to utter
Can they compete with this, the way we do?

Stop I asked of her, let the colours subside
the colours of the think talk, subsided and died
the think waved as a flag in a gentle breeze
dropping slowly to surrender the weight with ease.

The weight of my being, in my own plain.
You understood me, let’s try again
Can I talk to you and be of this place I thought
It came to me, a gentle Mauve without words,

Believe in us, things will be taught, no fuss.
We think walked the way that had no hold over us,
There in view was the great library of learning
The inside walls moved with rainbow fire burning

There rows of books all glowing with forever
Try, to find a book that you would like to read
The book you choose can only be of past deeds
The future though written, is not for us to see

I thought of some good books I would read
Out of the rows they came at rainbow speed
I knew the books, the words just smothered me
Arcing from the shelf coming to my peaceful mind.

Words spoken to me inside a sentence at a time
The time it was to read, as at home would be long
I was told the story so, before I could even smile.
This is the place to be the words are now part of me

That is so, the thought came, we all read here
it’s not a read I tried to say, thought it, that was the way.
I have lessons to learn I heard, I will take you home
a moment of colour, I was at the fireside in my room

The colours changed and faded, filling me with gloom
The friend that took me, spoke to clear the air
Believe our love and guidance true, will look after you
I smiled inside as she left me so, to carry on my ways.

Colours bright as the sun I knew, lasted for days
I also knew they would care, as she left me in a haze,
I am not lonely any more, as they are so near to me
A thought that is the way, and they’d draw near to see.

Home (In the style of W. E. B. Du Bois 1868–1963)

Home

Submitted by Sparrow on Wed, 2015-06-03 00:31

My Africa it always calls to me
The Mama and Papa who care you see.
I have travelled to this land from afar
leaving my homeland left a scar.

I laughed at their laws to protect all
it seems we played with a different ball
of our cultures never touched by their ways
No matter how I spent my days.

They told me I should adapt
but I knew it was like a loaded trap
to change my ways, impossible dream
how many years has it now been?

Reality would once again become mine.
I even fought in a war to set them free
this is where now they just forget me
I am of another place, didn’t fit you see

I am still the brunt of many a joke
If only I could throw off this yoke
I can but dream as I sit here a while
All tidy in this white washed cell

One day I stumbled and fell in the street
in falling I touched, I was indiscreet
flaying my arms to stop my fall
it caught a man and broke his jaw.

Ten years for an unprovoked attack
this is what the judge gave to me
I will lock you up and throw away the key
should I have asked for mercy.

Only in my Africa, I have my liberty.

Abstract poetry workshop

Abstract poetry workshop

Submitted by Sparrow on Sat, 2016-05-28 00:34

Feelings of Abandonment
Seeking that heartfelt succour from your sight
hoping my eyes hold your feelings true
Wondering if our hearts are so joined.
I cry you see for lost days

my spirit is whirl pooling reaching out endlessly
My eyes defied your sight in hidden swells
Ages of heart wrenching from your ways
I hold your cruelty it is endless torment
How many others will turn away today without love.

Feelings flit and caress my tormented inside, why?
My lonely thoughts rush over my love in streams.
Eternal Spirits play where ever I journey
You still hold my loving heart bare and vulnerable
We live high as we grow in maturity

Joining in all things sent to our inner feelings
One day you will be with like mind.
then in the time allotted, you’ll be here to comfort me.
I love you!

Adapted from the poem by Angela Fernatt
Maybe too many words but it’s sort of abstract lol
Just an abstract look at an abstract piece please excuse the last three words it just felt right..
Why are some puzzled about abstract?
If it is a cake, it is a cake, not some crumbling taste that absorbs time itself, while piling on fat lol
Yours Ian.

Tanka (workshop)

Tanka (workshop)

Submitted by Ian.T on Tue, 2012-06-05 08:25

Rivers of darkness

Flow silently underground

Released to sunshine

Nurturing all it touches

Let us rejoice it runs free……

Jess

Workshop critique: 

Working With Japanese Poetry

Now come on this is better for a start
Maybe he’s had a brain fart
As you know them so well
Make the Japanese syllables ring like bells.

Yours Sparrow. now look what you’ve done,
Ian.T has gone into his dark room again, no sun.
Maybe he will be around for the rest of the workshop
Now I have to pay a Witch Doctor because he’s forgot. … La LA

 

 

“Haiku” 2012

“Haiku”

Equatorial
Midday sun no shadow thrown
A summertime home

“Haiku”

Where deep holes made damp
By Monsoon water way down
Drop bucket to fill

“Haiku”

The leaf twisted off
Fell to the hard frozen ground
The shadows grew long

Your Glow

 

Submitted by Ian.T on Tue, 2012-08-07 19:37

Your Glow

Starlight doesn’t disperse shadows in my mind.
They point to those places that we should find
Peace that transcends each hour of the night
The shadows will stay until new daylight.

Hold us here from this our shadows glare
I am so frightened we will be lost there
Thank you my love I can now feel your glow.
This is where, with your love I want to go.

In love together we could always be
Just you and me, both, being completely free
Now hold me as I feel the morning warm.
I am in essence, beautifully reborn.

Hold me I will become a part of you.
The future, for us both, with thoughts anew.

Here is the new version of Your Glow that our wonderful Judyanne has helped sort out.
I am useless at correct form but today I thought that I would try, one of the ways of writing Poetry,
This may still need some work but I feel great having such a good teacher and I like the results. Yours Ian.T

Your Glow

Dispersing starlight shadows in my mind
all point to places that we wish to find
Peace that transcends each dark hour of night
The shadows will keep until new daylight.

Hold us here from this our shadows glare
I am frightened we will be lost in there?
I thank you, love, I now can feel your glow
and this is where, with your love, I will go

In love together we could always be
Just you and me, both, being completely free,
then touch me, I’ll become a part of you
the future, for us both, with thoughts anew.

Now hold me as I feel the morning warm
I am in essence, beautifully reborn