You are

You are the ink that runs in my quill
Becoming the colors that my dreams spill.
You are the letter that shapes my word
Spanning the page like wings of a bird.
You are the thought that fills up my sense
You are the longing that is so immense.
You are the breath that escapes in a sigh
You are the memory in my mind's eye.
You are the peace that whispers in my heart
The oxygen that gives my heart a start .
You are the tear that I hold in my eye
You are the yearning I cannot deny.
You are the rhyme in my April sky
The twinkle in the stars that pass me by.
You are the light in the black of my eyes
You are the answer to all of my why's.
You are the arms that embrace me tight
Together in a love so infinite.



Gossamer wings
Waltz ambrosial trails
Pivoting a lustrous zephyr
Flower smitten, nectar laden, honeyed
Flamenco ballerinas swirl
Little handmaids of wind
Winging, gliding
Fairies flutter
Tiara of colors
Sipping flavors on orchard's breath
Dipping silken gauze into leaves and blooms
Sparkling wisps robed in finest hues
Riding a symphony
Of a soulful


Sitting in a slow sunset

I sat and watched a slow sunset
Darkness blinked as fading light danced
Wind drooled like a clarionet
Amethyst tones of gloam nuanced
Silken gloom turquoise stars caressed
In golden roam sweet dreams enchanced
Lunar rhythms poured euphoric
As amber stardust flamed auric.

# ottava rima



Beautiful, compelling poetry . Awesome response to my Springtime verse .

PJM Caporn

The magic of Spring:

The sting of Winter

Flung aside, no more

A clinging friend that

Brings crystal tears. Here –

Now – the birds sing

As if to say:

Our wings are not

Penned down by frost,

Our voices

Are not lost.

I’m aching

Just to

Live, in


Reading this post by yaskhan was the first time I had come across diminished hexaverse, so, in the long tradition of poets responding to each others’ work, I thought I’d give it a go.

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The magic of spring
Garden fills with blooms
Hyacinths, Tulips,
Daffodils, Lilacs

Meadows are lush
Trees flush with leaves
Butterflies twirl
And Lovebirds swoon.

A warm sun
Lingers on
Fragrant fields.

Blue skies


#diminished hexaverse

Haiku Slam

  • 〰howdy buddy〰
  • Poetry takes me
  • Into your universe;
  • Live-wire.
  • 〰gymming 〰
  • Weight lifting
  • Only Dumbbells don’t ring
  • A bell??
  • How dumb is that 😧
  • 〰chocolate binging 〰
  • Food for the heart
  • Good for the brain–
  • The waist can wait .
  • 〰detox 〰
  • Cry happy tears
  • Cry sad tears;
  • Unburden
  • (Work -out for the eyes)
  • 〰feeling blue〰
  • Turn your blues
  • Into a rainbow –
  • Get drenched.
  • 〰rainbows end〰
  • Every cloud has
  • A silver lining;
  • Leprechaun sits with his pot.
  • 〰5/7/5〰
  • Measurements—
  • Size zero
  • A mannequin wears.
  • 〰no golden rules 〰
  • Syllable count
  • No big deal ;
  • Basho smiles .
  • 〰breaking bad〰
  • Show but don’t tell:
  • Breaking rules
  • Five seven five .
  • 〰ku ku〰
  • Haiku you and me-
  • celebrating rhyme

    and reason….