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Discovery

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Discovery (Tanka poem)

 

Beneath dusty tarp
Grandma’s secret treasure chest
Hidden in garage
Spell encyclopedia
Magic Paraphernalia

©Hélène Vaillant

Written for:  Patricia’s Place… Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word(s) secret treasure

Quiet Please

The Library – Quiet Please

perceptive senses
soft whisper of page turning
books’ distinct odour
footsteps echo in the aisles
alert eyes read coloured spines

library’s magic
life pulsates in quietness
communication
fingers contact letters, words
intellect merge with story

globe expands its spin
encapsulates world’s knowledge
broadens gathering
emits sparks of cleansing breath
forward universal stage

©Hélène Vaillant

Fresh Start

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Happy New Year 2019 

#Haikai Challenge #67: New Year (shinnen) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Frank Tassone’s Prompt: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or references New Year’s eve/day, the New year or any variation on the theme.

Fresh Start

quench thirst for knowledge
progressing through fearlessness
dance into new year
opportunity awaits
rendering fruits of your soul

©Hélène Vaillant

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