Rhapsody In Blue* (tanka)

fingers dance on keys

ballerina like movements

gliding end to end

rhythmic changes makes them jump

frantic motion comes to rest

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*Footnote:

The art and music brought the inspiration for this piece. The music is by Gershwin, titled Rhapsody In Blue which I used for the title of this piece. I have attached a link to a piano solo of his musical creation. Oh to be able to play like that. I have also posted the name of the artist on his work.

Thank you for taking the time to read my simple words. 🌎✌🏻❤️🌻

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nH9pU7z1NVk

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Ranga Demands ~ More in Less*

1

rain bathes ground

pond no longer parched

robust life springs forth

2

awake sunlit wings

shimmer flutter

3

among the cat tails

dragonflies dance

free spirits on the wind

4

bulrushes nod

from lakeside prisons

5

freedom in rebirth

filtered pressed

white Parchment awaits

6

maple oil

stains Akimibi’s cloak

7

sakura leaves

dying in red and yellow-

Kyoto fire

8

chrysanthemums bundle

in chilled air

9

Yuki-onna rests

hand holds stay

turns into snow flurries

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*Footnote:

First I’d like to give credit to James Kahn for writing verses 4, 6 and 7, also teaching me something new.

I found this form of poetry extremely difficult. One must form an image using the least amount of syllables.

One thought must lead into the next in a progression on the subject. In Japanese poetry less is more or more is less, whichever way you want to look at it.

http://www.2hweb.net/haikai/renku/Link_Shift.html

If you wish to learn more about this form of poetry, I have provided informative links.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renga

The photo is a mosaic done by Irina Charny to see more of her works visit:

http://icmosaics.com/archived-work/four-seasons.html

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Loves me? Loves… * (haiku)

always game of chance

petals plucked same question asked

may get right result

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*Footnote:

However we always play this game. It’s human natures constant quest for the right answer. 😁 🌎✌🏻❤️🌻

Whimsical Thoughts

Oh!

what do you see?

A dragon with whiskers,

draped in royal color?

Perhaps a wise old

wide eyed owl,

wearing a deep

purple headdress?

Maybe a splendid

yellow butterfly,

having lunch on

just a flower?

Or just a few

pretty violets?

let your

imagination soar!

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A Nose Knows* (haiku)

hound keenly senses

something afoot in clover

nose twitching in wind

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* Footnote:

You met Charlie in Guess who’s Coming to Dinner. He is in the hound category, his sense of smell is unbelievable. This little guy when he picks up a rabbit on our nightly walk, well let’s just say this 30 pounder isn’t easy to hold back. He doesn’t have the typical Tri-coloring. He’s a red, you’ll find a link below with more information about beagles.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beagle

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