As a year-ender for the Poetry category of my blog, I just want to put here my envisioned cover for my dream book of poems. I’ve designed my cover using Canva, and why am I doing this?
Just so I have something concrete to focus on. Something to motivate me to act on this dream of mine of compiling some of my best poems and verses into a book — those that have earned praises and comments from my readers on another site, Writing.com, where I go by my username Summerblossom. And some verses dear to my heart.
My dream book of poems will also serve as an impetus for me to compose new poems or verses, focusing on life, love, and faith…
Looking back, I was glad that my best friend in college gifted me with a personalized blank book especially meant for my poems back then. So I immediately wrote down my earliest verses from when I was 13 — the good, the angsty, and the not so good (aka immature) — on that little blue book with its title, On Dreams and Realities.
With that, I wish everyone a better year to come…May 2019 be as awesome, if not more than the year that is about to fade. May all your fondest dreams turn to realities. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Earth’s fiery cone A super blue blood moon ~~ Nature’s perfect collision
Mayon’s fiery perfect cone January’s Super Blue Blood Moon ~~ Beauty and Beast
I wrote these two haiku – in tribute to two of the world’s most awesome natural phenomena in recent times, magnificently caught in one stunning shot! Writing these in February, I also shared them on NaHaiWriMo’s community page on Facebook.
My February collection of haiku is composed of my responses to some of the prompts in last month’s NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month). More on this below. Meanwhile, please enjoy my feeble attempt in this fascinating poetic form.
Day 1: biting into a taco biting into a taco hot and red with chili ~~ the waning moon bids adieu
Day 2: railroad ties wooden railroad ties old, beat and creaking ~~ peals of children’s laughter
Day 3: Greek coffee
haiku#1 in the kitchen lay waiting warm pot of Greek coffee brew ~~ lips locked in a kiss
haiku#2 flowing from cup to cup mid-morning Greek coffee brew~~ ears plugged to jazzy notes
haiku#3 cup to cup Greek coffee brew ~~ scent of burnt haystack
the twilight sky after it’s been washed by rain
One of the coolest sights you can ever behold…
No moon nor stars;
Just sunset hues of fiery orange and gold;
Smoky greys and cottony whites —
What a dramatic sweep across the once blue heavens,
Now merging fading light and deepening dark
Weeping hearts in wait of an uncertain tomorrow
Remain drenched in tears