Explore My Mind

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Photo courtesy of Lucian Aeris via Pixabay. The following crossing of haiku and senryu was written as participation in Ronovan Writes’ Haiku Challenge #247, using ‘Kind’ and ‘Mind.’ (Sorry for the font.)

Explore My Mind

Across

2. Forgiveness
4. Suffering
6. Preservation
8. Mortality
11. Anticipation
13. Depression
14. Symbiosis

Down

1. Growth
3. Tenderness
5. Forgetting
7. Sleep
9. Memorial
10. Neglect
12. Solitude

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Clouded Possibilities

Clouded Possibilities

Sorry to any that come upon this through Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #241. It’s been a long time since I’ve unleashed my experiments in your collections. While far from traditional, I hope the various possibilities of reading the cells allow you to form a satisfying piece or eight, some even relatively like haiku! I won’t dictate; read it however might please you.

Plaster Saint

three line tales, week 159: a little fellow dangling from a graffiti heart
 

Photo credited to Nick Fewings via Unsplash

 

(The artist renders) [an unbearable likeness] {through the soft-voiced}
(shadows without space) [cast into the plaster] {saint acclaimed in}
(false dimensions) [molded in unruly shapes] {and outside virtue}.


Written in reflection upon the above image for Week 159 of Three Line Tales. Apologies to anyone using screens that displace the () [] {} columns; the bracketed portions are intended to denote ‘panels’ in the spirit of polyptych art and found poetry, hopefully creating multiple meaningful readings. Expressing any confusion, criticism, or interpretations is immensely appreciated. This remains an experiment in need of refinement and it would undoubtedly benefit from outside input.

Helical

three line tales, week 158: a border with a barbed wire fence
 

Image accredited to Robert Hickerson via Unsplash

 

 

(Our lives boil)        [down to helical strands],  {coiled secret hearts}
(with promises)              [empty and forgotten]  {in scaly chambers}
(impatient to erupt) — [Rapunzel locked away] {eager to unfurl}.

 


 

Written for Week 158 of Three Line Tales in response to the above image. However off-putting the format, there is some intent behind it. Each bracket, () [] {}, is meant to form a column, potential stand-alones beyond the straightforward text. The idea is based on found poetry and polyptych art, separate scenes surrounding (and perhaps responding/relating to) a ‘main panel,’ which I generally consider to be the unbroken reading.