Written for Sue’s prompt: https://scvincent.com/2020/08/13/thursday-photo-prompt-clouded-writephoto/


As the storm clouds began to roll over the low range mountains, we could hear the silence and the smell of moss and fresh cut grass filled our nostrils and our minds, reminding us that this green comes when the clouds roll in.  

Clouds roll on the land 
Covering the ground with life 
Fear was never here. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

#Haikai Challenge #148 (7/18/20): summer meadow (natsuno) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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Written for Frank Tassone’s Challenge: https://frankjtassone.com/2020/07/18/haikai-challenge-148-7-18-20-summer-meadow-natsuno-haiku-senryu-haibun-tanka-haiga-renga/


A walk, a story, a snicker, and a sob. Not hand in hand but hearts connected. Sounds, smells, sights all provoke new memories, recall past, fond reminders. 

Walking on the path 
Best friends remember the days 
Nothing can compare 

A memory, an idea, silence, and tears. Hearts have known each other for years. The day was made to spend time with an old friend.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry


#Haikai Challenge #147 (7/11/20): smoldering [hot] (moyuru) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Written for Frank Tassone: https://frankjtassone.com/2020/07/11/haikai-challenge-147-7-11-20-smoldering-hot-moyuru-haiku-senryu-haibun-tanka-haiga-renga/

Looking left to right there is nothing but sand. The wind picks up a layer and swirls it to make new designs. Heat can be seen laying closely to the sand, almost touching the earth. Life is limited and sparse.

Desert is smouldering
Life lives in a different way
Dryness and heat here

©2020 CBialczak Poetry Haibun

Mars: dVerse Poets Pub

Welcome, Poets, to another Haibun Monday, where we blend prose and haiku into that unique form of poetry that Basho made famous. Frank J. Tassone here, and today, let’s talk about Mars! https://dversepoets.com/2020/03/02/haibun-monday-3-2-2020-mars/

With so much to see when you look at the sky, what do you focus your eyes on?
Do you see the stars and the lights that twinkle so brightly? These stars are so far away they can not be reached. What is that red ball? Is there life out there?

Mars is a planet
that people want to live on
if someday we can.

©2020 CBialczak

Love on the Beach: Haibun

Written for http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/

The warmth of the sun lingers on the sand, providing a comfortable bed upon which they lay. Their bodies intertwine, searching for the feeling of comfort and love, finding warm skin and the grit of sand. Having the beach to themselves was like having their own world, with all of the beauty surrounding them; waves lapping at the shore, seagulls touching down for scraps of food, the sun setting slowly at the horizon.

My love for you flows
Like the tide of the deep blue
Ocean peacefulness.

©2020 CBialczak