Imagination


On a barren day like today
the lure nagged more than usual
gnawing the inside of my brain greedily
little I could do to stop it
I feel like grabbing the car key
take off without anything in hands
except an old heart and a pitiful mind
they're broken anyway, just like the rest 
what to lose	


On a gray day like today
would be nice to see colors again, perhaps
meeting and mixing new ones this time around, 
or walk bare feet on grass, the wind teasing and 
kissing my toes, I’ll happily let out a giggle
I think the world is calling but I’m frozen
deaf inside and outside, unable to move
what I would do to sit behind the wheel again
and drive away without destination in mind 
just let go 


#NaPoWriMo2021 – Day 6 (no prompt)

MLMM Photo Challenge #361

Hello Yellow

The world greets 
my eyes with yellow,
and in awe 
I simply reply,
hello.

Life in Colour 2021 – Yellow February Last yellow for the month of February. It’s been fun for yellow. Can’t wait for the challenge of another color.

All images belong to the owner of this blog, Erlyn Olivia.

Oh Daisy, Daisy

“I love daisies… They’re so friendly. Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?”

~Kathleen Kelly, a character from You’ve Got Mail

HAIBUN:

Daisy has such a simple, easy, uncomplicated, yet elegant form. Its whiteness seems so pure and clean, despite its nature as a wild flower. The form has a cheerful character, similar to a form of sunflowers, symbolizing the sun that brings light and cheerfulness to the world. It is difficult not to feel a bit Pollyannaish when looking at a handful of daisies, especially if the daisies are sitting on our own kitchen table.

as I stare at you,

you stare back at me, teasing,

a gasp of joy

But let’s not forget its other attractive character as well. As a wild flower, daisy symbolizes freedom, being untamed, loose, natural. Yet, the freedom also speaks to its important present in this world, that is to compliment things that happen in this world that are routines in nature, bounded by rules and all the “ought to be”. It offers balance.

undaunted by rules

curse destiny in its face

you grow unannounced

HAIKU:

floating or flying,

our mind can’t seem to discern,

fact is, life goes on.


GOGYOHKA:

Floating or flying,

what’s the difference,

for an image has

one main purpose,

to trick.

I presented these three forms of poems, haibun, haiku and gogyohka, as a response to Photo Challenge #353 by Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Please visit the site to see other creative contributions from other bloggers. Thank you for reading. It’s been a joy in making these poems.

Featured image is by Arshi Ahmed from stylecraze.com