Take Into Air

To take into the air my quiet breath;
That with music loud and long,
Lift my eyes from the Earth,
My heart leaps up when I behold
Nothing in the world is single;
Such songs have power to quiet
And like a tide, you have flowned into me.

Poems I used:
Ode to a Nightingale – John Keats<!–
Kuala Khan – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A Prayer – Max Ehrmann
My Heart Leaps Up – William Wordsworth
Love’s Philosphy – Percy Bysshe Shelley
The Day Is Done – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Fulfillment – Author Unknown

Bones Rattle

Pallor bones rattle the night
Chanting their melodies as to put the soul to rest.

Taken from Darkness crawls… that I wrote on 3/8/17

April 28th Prompt: Go through your own poems and look for one line or two lines that could stand alone as very short poems, like this from Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem “Spring”:
Nothing is so beautiful as spring
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush.

A Hay(na)Ku Poem

Of books
Inspiring to write.

April 10th Prompt: Hay(na)Ku, a new form by Eileen R. Tabio, has one word in the first line, two in the second and three in the third, with each word having as many syllables as you wish. Try one!
An example:
Whiteness/Of linens/I am asleep.

Chelsey Resting

Green tennis ball lies on floor nearby as
From her perch window watching
Chelsey rests head on paws

April 8th Prompt: Write a kimo, an Israeli form that tends to capture a moment (like a photograph in words), using three unrhymed lines with syllable count 10, 7, 6.