For Wednesday’s Muse


Japanese Poetry Forms for Wednesday’s Muse


she is the branch furthest away
from me now. just an occasional
reminder, like a wind-flicker or
a scent or a fold she left behind
just before the trees went bare.

For Wednesday Muse #1

poem form: mono no aware (
5 lines depicting sadness at the passing of things


Uncorsetted joy.
The padded hips
of spring.
A weightless pink
of cherry blossoms
that lessen
all others nearby.

For Wednesday Muse #2

poem form: Hanami (viewing of cherry blossoms)

18 responses to “For Wednesday’s Muse”

    1. I’m sure Toni Spencer would appreciate a spread of word for the new prompt site. 😁


  1. both delightful, Misky. both forms I am unfamiliar with. thank you for exposing me to both.

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    1. Toni has a new prompt service the with Japanese poetry forms. I think it has huge potential. See you there!

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  2. That first is heartbreaking. And I love “uncorseted joy” !

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    1. I’ll try not to be so achy- breaky. 😂


  3. I really like the first one. Perfect in its brevity and also, the sense of sadness here. I love the the thought of the scent or fold she left behind…I wish I had written this!


    1. Wow! Thank you so much, Toni.


  4. Both of these are absolutely lovely, but my favorite is the first one. So beautiful!


    1. Thanks, Carrie.


  5. Both are great but I think the forst one has it by a head.
    Good to meet you . . . . Eddie . . 🙂


    1. Thanks, and nice to meet you, too, Eddie.


  6. And having re-red this, I love the padded hips of spring!


    1. Thank you so much. I’m loving these prompts, too.


      1. Thank you for loving them. This means a lot.

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  7. Loved them both . . . thank you for the pair . . 🙂

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  8. Loved both of them.


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