Tuesday, May 15, 2007

One Deep Breath - Nurture

taut red orbs
warm in my hands
ripe tomatoes


I watch her skating
Solo for the first time
Tears of pride mix
With tears of vague regret
That well from a future place

15th May 2007

This weeks theme, at One Deep Breath, was Nurture.

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Creeping vine
T'ward sunlight curl
Entwining branch
In tangled whorl
While newborn ferns
Reach and unfurl
Midst shafting forest light

© Strauss
9th May 2007

Monday, May 7, 2007

One Breath Haiku and Tanka - Sleep

Well, the first one wasn't tooooooooo bad for a first attempt, so I thought I would chance a second attempt. This week's One Deep Breath prompt is - Sleep.

restless in caves.
green slivers pierce snow.
bears stir.

© Strauss
7th May 2007

I thought I would have a go at the Tanka too. I have never tried one of these. I am happy to be learning these new styles.
Smiles of relief
Mother collapses in chair
Dishes in sink
Steam swirls from a coffee mug
Children finally asleep.

© Strauss
7th May 2007

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Haiku - One Deep Breath - The Sea

This is my first attempt of a Haiku. I have learnt a bit about them from The One Deep Breath site. This weeks prompt is "The Sea". I thought I would have a go, so bear with me :)

Bright sun, beach clamour.
Grey skies, lone vacant beach. Breathe.
Listen to wave songs.

3 May 2007