A contribution to Ronovan's Decima Challenge #48 with Fortune being the prompt word on the B rhyme line. The Fortune Teller A brisk wind rifled through the tent, chilling the teller of fortunes. She was rummaging through the runes, deciphering if what they meant would pay her heating bill and rent. Business was slow, a winter's day unlikely to produce the pay she needed to survive the storm of lockdown's irritating norm. What she foresaw, she would not say.
A Shi Rensa contribution to the ronvanwrites Haiku Challenge 348; paired prompt words, Fool and Head.
passed years in your head,
share this cake.
Share this cake,
love with which it's made;
is all that is life,
health and love,
health and love
you have gifted this
A contribution to ronovanwrites Decima Challenge #47 with Start as the prompt word on the A rhyme line.
As Capital tears us apart
and profits from labourers' toil,
we seek, in the tillage of soil,
a flowering, welcoming heart.
So let me suggest, as a start,
production, now owned by the few,
is freed from the oligarch's screw,
communalised, structured and planned,
with redistribution of land.
Society reborn anew.
The Gordian Knot Intractable, opaque, complex, too hard for mortals to unpick, a plethora of twining tricks designed to confuse and perplex. Theorem that ungently wrecks the notion of our self-esteem. A problematic lurid dream where resolution is forgot. Yet Alexander sliced the knot of Gordius; fulfilled his scheme.
Made for the Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge #46 with Knot as the prompt word on the D rhyme line.
The Metaphysics of Doubt
In metaphysics it's the rage
to conjure images of god,
like building bricks or light'ning rod,
a piece of wisdom, every page
a homily, insightful, sage.
The mind's a cauldron where a whirl-
ing witch's brew invokes a curl-
ing lip, an empathetic grin,
profound misgivings held within;
the grit which manufactures pearl.
A decima for Ronovan’s Challenge #44. Steal is the prompt word on rhyme line B.
Stolen Every creed forbids such sins. We're taught compassion, not to steal; provide each other with a meal; how heartbreak ends when love begins. Behind the background violins reality is held in check. This mote of dust, this tiny speck of carbon matter tries it's best to do no harm. But, like the rest, we steal illusions, cash the cheque.
A decima for Ronovan's Challenge #43 with Spring being the prompt word on rhyme line A Spring The transience of bluebelled Spring is like a mayfly's brevity, the spider's tumbling levity when darting to it's capturing. We're, each of us, held on this string, awaiting the incredible rebirthing of the edible; transformative resurgency, fecund sexual urgency of animal, vegetable.
A decima for Ronovan's Challenge 42: Prompt word Care on the D rhyme line. Leisure In quietude we stand and wait like Davies hoped the time he dreamt that patient souls are not exempt from understanding; celebrate how looking out can penetrate such mysteries as doing nowt but breathing in and breathing out. So there is time to stand and stare, eschew a life that's full of care, bring quietude of self about. (Note: Nowt is a Northern English dialect word meaning nothing)
Ronovan's # Challenge 342 ROUGH and Season Rough pruned in Winter bountiful Summer budding rose for all seasons
A contribution to Ronovan’s Decima Challenge No.41: prompt word Shimmer on the C rhyme line. Linked to the previous Haiku Challenge: Frost and Glint. A technical variation to the Decima form, with the use of half rhyme throughout.
Seasonal Snowflakes like a perfect crystal fill the fields outside our backdoor. On the horizon, see the deer searching for food near this coastal town. We know Winter can cost all our neighbouring beasts a Summer of feeding, as hedgehogs slumber beneath the glinting shards of frost. Will they awaken, be the first to encounter Spring's fresh shimmer?