Crimson Comfort


they say that as a general rule

the seasons follow one another in  perfect file

jaunting forth from white to pink followed by yellow and crimson

they say that autumn smells of crimson

and errant flocks of wild geese with outspread wings rule

the skies following one another in careful maintenance of rank and file

they say that even the sad  folk file

away their woes in anticipation of savoring crimson

and taste from the cup of joy, singing a cadence to its rule

                                        but there is no rule of thumb, no hidden file with which to curate the brief benevolence of crimson

This tritina was written as a late addition to the friendly poetry challenge going on over at Yeah Write.  The words which were assigned to me were rule, file and crimson. 



autumn garland


Mother Nature plans a party

hangs a garland limb to limb

gathers goodies sweet and hearty

welcomes forest creatures in.






Couple Riding by Wassily Kandinsky 1906
Couple Riding by Wassily Kandinsky 1906



love of mine

the night glimmers so


around us

we ride towards destiny

a union of souls






Linked to mBastet’s Shadora Prompt at MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, where Wassily Kandinsky’s “Couple Riding” is our inspiration.  [Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist.  The first purely abstract works of art have been attributed to him.]

We were prompted to write a shadorma  with the addition of a brevette:

The Brevette, created by Emily Romano, consists of a subject (noun), verb, and object (noun), in this exact order. The verb should show an ongoing action.  There are only three words in the poem, giving it the title Brevette.  Each of the three words may have any number of syllables, but it is desirable that the poem have balance in the choice of these words. Unlike haiku, there are no other rules to follow.




Waltzers by Jack Vettriano
Waltzers by Jack Vettriano

Magic Time

Elegant party
Waltzers spin round the garden
Underneath the moon

Underneath the moon
Firefly lights dangle music
A summer romance

A summer romance
Lovers kiss alone in crowd
Elegant Party

My version of a “Haiku Crown” written for the prompt “party” by Haiku Horizons<a href=”https://

11 thoughts on “Poetry

  1. I liked your comparison of the birds and the seasons following each other. I also liked the folksy writing style and the tone change from the beginning of the tritina to the end. The third stanza (B,C,A) seems a little wordy to me.

    1. Thank you for reading and responding, Nate. I can always count on your advice – and that I appreciate very much. I’ve already edited this a bit – I think it flows better now, thanks to losing some of those extra words!

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