Daily Haibun, August 21th – Golden Harvest Moon


The deep blue sky is filled with a golden harvest moon. Filling my heart with joy. Calming my whirlwind mind.
Making me draw deeper calmer breaths. Filling my imagination with energy that let’s imagination take flight.
Blessing me with seeds of dreams to cultivate tonight.

Golden harvest moon

Together with blue Neptune

Bestow mystic boons

©RedCat



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Image credits:

First image: Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash
Second image: Photo by NASA on Unsplash
Third image: Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash

Daily Haibun, August 20th – Travel plans


Today, for the first time since the pandemic started I’ve made travel plans. Not abroad, just another city. But by now that feels like a grand adventure. To add to the excitement I’ll get to meet new people. The others in one of my creative writing classes. Right now I feel as giddy and nervous as the first time I went on a longer trip alone. It’s surprising how quickly, I mean it’s just under two years, I went from one traveling frequently to one totally home bound.

As autumn winds blow

Time’s come to change, learn and grow

Travel with the flow

©RedCat



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Image credits:

First image: Photo by Roland Lösslein on Unsplash
Second image: Sakletare, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Third image: Johan Jönsson (Julle), CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Forth image: Image by David Castor (user:dcastor). (All users photos are placed in Category:Images by David Castor or a subcategory thereof.), CC0, via Wikimedia Commons


Thirteen Witches (Rewrite)


Thirteen witches standing in a row
One by one bends their heads down low
Thirteen witches to the Goddess bow
One by one swears to magic allow

Thirteen witches and thirteen crows
One by one let their arcane power flow
Thirteen witches ancient wisdom know
One by one fills with heavenly glow

Thirteen witches peace seeds sow
One by one compassionate revolution grows
Thirteen witches Nature care show
One by one holy blessings bestow

Thirteen witches ready for storms to blow
One by one prepared to fight human woe
Thirteen witches sacred loving vow

© REDCAT


This is a slight rewrite of an older poem to suite the word count for this weekend’s writing prompt.


Sweet Summer Nights – A Monotetra Poem


Sweet-smelling summer night in June
Night is full of enchanted tunes
Ground with sparkling dewdrops is strewn
Magic of moon, magic of moon

The wind silvery giggles carries
Hiding among the blue posies
A dancing frolic of fairies
Wings like daisies, wings like daisies

In the pale midsummer night sky
Pink tinted clouds swiftly scuds by
We soar together you and I
As swallows fly, as swallows fly

The moon is full and shining bright
Bathing us in her blessed light
As we share in earthly delights
Sweet summer night, sweet summer night

©RedCat


Written for Poetry Form: Monotetra at dVerse. It’s always a fun challenge to try out a new form.

 The monotetra is a poetic form developed by Michael Walker. Here are the basic rules:

*Comprised of quatrains (four-line stanzas) in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of 8 syllables per line

*Each quatrain consists of mono-rhymed lines (so each line in the first stanza has the same type of rhyme, as does each line in the second stanza, etc.)

*The final line of each stanza repeats the same four syllables. This is what makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form – the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated.

*This poem can be as short as 1 or 2 quatrains and as long as a poet wishes.

Stanza Structure:

Line 1: 8 syllables; A1

Line 2: 8 syllables; A2

Line 3: 8 syllables; A3

Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4

Source

Also shared with Promote Yourself Monday at Go Dog Go Café.

Chicago Juke – A Quadrille

Chicago Footwork

Up and down the city streets
The place is quivering with heat
Rising from the dusty concrete
Undulating to the juke’s syncopated beat
Everybody Chicago footworking their feet
A dance where struggle liberation meets
Echoing the racing heartbeats
As the vocals reverse and repeat

©RedCat

Written for tonight’s Quadrille prompt over at dVerse. The sweet little poem consists of just 44 words. Since our host urged us to: 

“Let’s get the hips a swaying to the rhythm //of words. Let your voices rise & SinG!” 

Quadrille 131 – with Brian Miller

I chose another meaning of the prompt word juke. That of the music genre Chicago Juke that is intimately connected with the dance form footwork

You can listen to the music and watch the dance in the links I’ve added.

Happy tenth anniversary!


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Bangs and Works Volume 1

I’m Tethered


This burning need has got me caught,
I’m tethered

She’s collared me with sweet release and
supple leather

Keeping me on leash by burning passion and
dream-wing feathers

Demanding I write regardless of the world,
or weather

I’ve come to recognize her as my fantasies and
mind’s bellwether

I must do her bidding or she’ll go, abandoning me
altogether

I thought she was forever lost, so I’ll happily walk in
my muse’s tether

After all, she’s my soul’s first lover

©RedCat



Written for this weekend’s prompt by Sammi Cox. The prompt word is tether and the word count is 80 words.


Daily Haibun, June 30th – Happiness and Sunset

© RedCat

As I mentioned in my Wednesday Re-post I have have had two hours dance workshop tonight. On my way home I took a long walk through city. To stretch tiered muscles, feel the puls of the city (haven’t been much of that for what feels like ages) and enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Few things makes me as happy as dancing.

As sunset clouds glow
My mind fills with happy flow
Rehearsing dance show

© RedCat


© RedCat

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