Archive for May, 2013

Sanguine Dream

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , , , on May 29, 2013 by lengesinski

Sanguine Dream

 

forever seeking

 the stuff

dreams can be made of

and one day

might just find

that pot of gold-so elusive

beyond

naked rainbows and odd places

cannot hurt

can only strive

dreams

brighter alternatives

so perhaps tomorrow?

 again inevitability

hard realities

coldness of fact

that continually

slap the face

and jade the innocence

warp and distort

enthusiasm

profane

unbridled hope

once,  

pure childlike joy

just wishing again

only to escape

and be free

 

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Haiku

Posted in Haiku with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2013 by lengesinski

English: Haiku of Basho

English: Haiku of Basho (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

upon darkened skies

stormbringer’s looming wrath comes

revisited fears

 

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Tanka

Posted in Tanka with tags , , , , on May 28, 2013 by lengesinski

a tanka stone monument of Shimizu Hian in Bitc...

a tanka stone monument of Shimizu Hian in Bitcū Matsuyama castle(He was a Japanese tanka poet and calligrapher) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

look for way around

holes in life just block the paths

cannot be confined

seeking new alternatives

cannot trap inner rebel

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Epitaph

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , , on May 27, 2013 by lengesinski

 

Unheeded

The cries

Fell on deafened ears

Conquerors, rapists, savages

determined as damning

paths blazed through undefiled lands and peoples

shielded with arrogance

No mind of violations

Contemptuousness

Blazing forward

How many,

 the tears fell

Only to collect in shimmering pools

 on the cold marbled cenotaph of history

ultimately,

how shortsighted the victories

Names..? Faces..?…..

One becomes many,  as the many become yet another one

In time

Cycles…..Man

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The Damning of Retrospect

Posted in Free Verse Poetry with tags , , , , on May 21, 2013 by lengesinski

The Damning of Retrospect

 

Where only eagles might once have dared

standing alone upon the crag

out over a great precipice

with only a ravine

winding

so deep under

where finally only the river roars

temptations beckon forth,

 cold wind howls on

self

one

alone

finally stripped

to bare nakedness

nothing to hide behind

left alone with only

thoughts

memories

regrets

once,

aloofness, and smugness

fullness of self

youth

only once seeming impregnable

only facades

in reality

thinly veiled shielding

finally stripped clean

prone, frail

and left pondering,

what is a true starkness

knowing vulernability

feeling sharpened edge of finality

and regret…

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Haiku

Posted in Haiku with tags , , on May 18, 2013 by lengesinski

English: Haiku of Basho

English: Haiku of Basho (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

trickled rainwaters

down on the glass of window

peaceful respite brief

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Haiku

Posted in Haiku with tags , , on May 18, 2013 by lengesinski

English: Haiku of Basho

English: Haiku of Basho (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

life spans many years

empty chair by the table

expounded wisdoms

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