A Language of Feelings

“Morning Sky”. Image by Erlyn Olivia.

Paradise comes to us in many forms
Mine came as a morning bliss
Knocking bad dreams away

The sun kissed my eyes softly to open
Stunned by the display in sky
I'm lost in a deep awe

A paradise moment is lost in words
It’s a language of feelings 
Tuck 'em well in your heart

Poem is written in KIMO, which is an Israeli form of syllabic poetry, written in 3 lines with 10/7/6 syllable counts. Kimo poems often focus on a static image, a single moment in which there is no movement. Along with its brief nature, this makes it an excellent form to reflect on or celebrate a particular instance. There is no rules on rhyme or certain amount of stanza in Kimo. I just happened to write mine above in 3 stanzas.

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt Challenge May 6, 2021 – with Paradise as a prompt

Red and White

“Red and White”. Image by Erlyn Olivia. Location: Banjarmasin, Indonesia

It just happens that red and white are the colors of Indonesian flag, so here are haikus from my perspective to answer this prompt challenge of Red and White.


To the red and white

I bestow my allegiance

no doubt ’til the end


I hear it calling

red and white in my bloodstream

its pulse – awakening

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge no. 365 – Red and White

Water Water Everywhere (WWE) no. 76 – May 3 2021

Fluttering Heart

In faint he whispers to his love
“Don’t forget to rest too, dear”
Unbeknownst to both,  
it would be his last words.
That night while his love is lost 
in a dream laying down on the 
thin cot next to him,
he watches his love intently
heartbroken from hearing the 
sound of exhaustion,
but it’s the mere
fluttering of eye lashes 
that brought tears 
to his eyes, while
his heart also flutters
…for the last time.

This is a product of my imagination but based on a true story; a tribute to a dear friend. Because of him I found the courage to delve into poetry again. Thank you. May you rest in peace in your new world now. Flutter away freely with your wings.

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt April 29, 2021 – Flutter


Photo by Jens Johnsson from Pexels

When I was young, I thought having a life dream is enough

Visionless, I’ve lost my way, thought I found it back, then lost again

Now I learn to trust my heart when deciding which path to take

The poem above is written following a sijo format. Sijo is the classic form of unrhymed poetry from Korea. Sijo poems have three long lines. Each line varies between 14 and 16 syllables, with the middle line the longest. The first line states a theme, the second line counters it, and the third line resolves the poem.

#NaPoWriMo2021 – LAST DAY!

This time I followed the prompt from napowrimo.net to write my closing poem for this memorable month. The prompt says to write a poem in the form of a direction to get to a particular place. It could be a real, an imaginary or unreal place.

It’s been fun, NaPoWriMo. My first time trying to write every day for a month. Not an easy one, but I’m happy to say that it’s a success!

Thursday Impression #106 – Mistakes

The Nature of Flowers

They come out in the spring
need very little care
it’s part of their nature  

In fact they ask for none
might even grow unplanned
somewhat ubiquitous
wild in nature

You may think they’re aloof
or perhaps unfriendly
but on the contrary
they give out warmth

They have one specialty
draw smiles out of humans
just by looking at them
joy is their traits

They’re radiant in nature
their impact's vivacious
playful is their language
brighten our days

Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash

My choice of flower is Daisy. The poem is written in Abhanga.

Tanka Tuesday Weekly Poetry Challenge #223 – Theme prompt. The prompt this time is:

“Pick a Flower” and using one of the syllabic forms we use, tell us why it is special to you.

#NaPoWriMo2021 – Day 29


The word travel now sounds distant

Left peculiar taste in my mouth

Trying my best to keep my ground

What other choices do I have?

Seems the key here to remember

Is not to ask “when” in question

But free our mind from deception

Was our past world ever normal?

So life sends message we’re mortal

A good place to start reflection

Ronovan Writes Decima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 55 – GROUND in the B rhyme line

For those who are not familiar with Decima, it is not a 10-line poetry with 8 syllables per line and following a rhyme set of ABBAACCDDC or two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge April 27, 2020 from Go Dog Go Cafe: key, travels, choices

#NaPoWriMo2021 – Day 28 : write a poem that poses a series of questions