Sunday, August 25, 2013


 I had vowed to take a break from poetry two days back, hence no post from me in the past two days.
But along comes this prompt today from Michele Harvey on NaHaiWriMo and these lines follow. I don't know if you can call them poetry or haiku, but here they are for whatever they are!

August 25, 2013
Prompt: life

life            hung out to dry on the clothes-line

waiting huddled
at the bottom
of the stairs

coming home doused
with the scent of grass

I try you out
in front of the mirror

leaping a little

no loitering

life  as soon as I forget about you

life    even without you    life

you asked



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013
(Prompt: favorite insect)

the long line
of my peeves

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 20, 2013
(Prompt:favorite mineral/rock/stone)

emerald spring-
a curl of fern
under the rock

Monday, August 19, 2013

Seventeenth small stone

some days
a wayward wind enters
this darkened alley...
rattling the blue windows, it asks:
do you still remember me?

August 19, 2013
(Prompt:favorite plant/flower)

wildflower patch why ask my name

Sunday, August 18, 2013

August 18, 2013
(Prompt: favorite animal)

the meteor shower
my cat and I

Friday, August 16, 2013

August 16, 2013
(Prompt: intuition/clairvoyance)

sixth sense-
a sudden chill down my spine
on a sunny day

Thursday, August 15, 2013

August 15, 2013

the baby's fingers
read my face

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 13. 2013
Prompt: (smell/nose)

smell of brewing tea
I open
the first mail 

August 14,2013
(Prompt: taste/mouth)

cave mouth
the taste of

Monday, August 12, 2013

 August 11, 2013
the theme this week is "senses". And the prompt for today :eyes/sight

 a flicker
in the cat's eyes-
blue butterfly

August 12, 2013

malhar notes...
the distinct sound
of each raindrop

Saturday, August 10, 2013

August 10,2013
(Prompt: smoke/smog)

city smog-
the honkings from
ghost cars

Friday, August 9, 2013

August 9,2013
(Prompt: hail/ice)

all the sounds 
of our cold war

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

August 7, 2013

overcast sky-
minnows in and out
of the clouds

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

August 6, 2013

brewing storm-
the packed suitcase
at the door


Monday, August 5, 2013

August 4

   autumn afternoon
dry leaves ahead
of the wind

August 5

parched field the bleached white of a raven's bones

Saturday, August 3, 2013

August 3, 2013

spring sun...
each daffodil holding
its echo

Friday, August 2, 2013

August 2, 2013

  the      snow
              on       the     sidewalk       

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August 1, 2013

Michele Harvey is the prompter this month for NaHaiWriMo.
I'm not sure how long I'll be able to follow her prompts, maybe one week or 2 weeks . Let's see.
But meanwhile the theme of the week is 'weather with its many moods'.


scent of rain...
he says he doesn't