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There is much inspiration at the Haiku Heights blog site. Please join in the fun and read the talented Haiku writers featured there. This week, prompt #104 is crimson.

scarlet shoes seduction

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Crimson Heels

head turning hip sway
sleek crimson stiletto heels
minds playing skin games

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YEARNS ON…

Heart of mine restrained
bottled up, suppressed, choked back
Heart of yours unleashed
crazy for, in love, attached
Unrequited love yearns on.

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WINTER’S WHITE

Crisp, harsh, cutting air
Limbs and boughs dressed winter white
Worn boots and gloves await

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Since the beginning of October, I have had no choice but to spend all my time in bed. I have been unable to walk for more than five minutes at a time, let alone work and earn my keep. Pain has been my daily enemy as I have tried to reconcile and make Him my friend. Slowly, this chapter in my life is coming to an end. Thankful is an understatement. I am taking it slow, working again bit by bit, and grateful the FMLA laws are following me for the time being.

A poem I read in childhood, loved dearly, and memorized, has come back to my mind. I want to share it here with you.

THE LAND OF COUNTERPANE
by Robert Louis Stevenson

When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
and all my toys beside me lay
To keep me happy all the day.

And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bed-clothes, through the hills;

And sometimes sent my ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and houses out,
And planted cities all about.

I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The  pleasant land of counterpane.

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KNOWING

Knowing you thrills me
Needing you is not my plan
Loving you is hard
Feeling your heart beating strong
Speaks a hope my soul accepts

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A short time ago I was approached by an amazing artist, Christina Deubel, who asked if I would be interested in working on a project with her. She was planning to paint an original work of art as a gift for Indigo Spider (check out the painting here) and wondered if I would write a poem which she would add to the painting. It was a great honor to be a part of the project, and to collaborate with Christina. I must admit, it was a bit daunting since I consider each of these talented women in a league with those who have genuine talent. Thank you to both of you for your encouragement and for being part of my blog life!

Below is the senyru poem I wrote and which Christina used for her beautiful painting for Marita.

INDIGO TINGED INK

Indigo tinged ink
singing waters touch my soul
hearts beat, spirits meld
thoughts express a hope revealed
your strength entwines in me

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Thank you to Stephanie of BeKindRewrite for her Inspiration Monday written prompts. I chose the last prompt and decided to write a Tanka poem for it. Please visit her blog and join in. You will find inspiration there!

Her Nose Gives Her Away

compare and contrast
faces back then with those now
size up and assess
visual paternity test
yes, her nose gives her away

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/katietakespicturesdotcom/6006599007/sizes/z/in/photostream/

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