11 – 22

22 November, 2018

A Moon pool mirror

rippling with unseen forces

seeks to snare our souls

 

© Dragonsilk 2018

 

“Who am I? A sometime painter of worlds in words and pictures in paintings.” Find out more at Dragonsilk.

I love the dark tone of this haiku – an innocent image slowly sinking into something quite sinister …

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!

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11 – 21

21 November, 2018

forever barred shut

wellspring of creation’s song

now beyond our reach

 

© Freya Pickard 2018

 

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


11 – 20

20 November, 2018

light shifting to red

on pathway to the unknown

event horizon

 

© Ken Gierke 2018

 

Lately, Ken finds himself focusing on Japanese poetry. He likes the way haiku and tanka offer an opportunity for subtlety in such few words. You can read more of his work at Rivvlogr.

This haiku made me think of red shift and space and time paradoxes – the words speak for themselves.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


11 – 19

19 November, 2018

step from here to there

gravity to weightlessness

airlocked chamber waits

 

© Freya Pickard 2018

 

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


11 – 16

16 November, 2018

marooned in orbit

kaldeit star initiates

spiral to chaos

 

© Kate Alsbury 2018

 

Kate Alsbury is a freelance writer and editor and can often be found at Jalmurra.

Don’t worry that you can’t find the word Kaldeit in a dictionary, this is a newly created word, invented by Kate!

Kaldeit – to have or possess two opposing properties or feelings together eg an object being hot and cold at the same time. Kate took her inspiration from what she believes are the Old Norse words for cold and hot – kaldr and heitr.

I had no idea what kaldeit meant but the image these words conjured was of a star exploding and descending into a chaotic state. The star itself is its own portal …

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


11 – 15

15 November, 2018

moonlight makes a path

midnight is a blue doorway

stars call you onwards

 

© Sarah Connor 2018

 

“By day I’m a mental health professional, by night I’m a poet, wrestling with words and rhymes, fighting for creativity.” More about Sarah can be found at fmmewritespoems.

I had to include this haiku because of the beautiful picture the words portrayed – and it also made me think of the Tardis …

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


11 – 14

14 November, 2018

Singularity —

and time begins with a bang,

light now fills a void

 

© Merril D Smith 2018

 

Merrill D. Smith explores portals from her kitchen, writing about them in poetry, coffee in hand and cat on lap. Don’t forget to follow her at Merril D Smith!

Simplistic but so effective – a true work of art where the writer shows and doesn’t tell.

This haiku is part of our PORTAL theme!


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