down ‘memory’ lane

some pink, some white, some dead —
all the blossoms look fine-spirited,
dangling by the warm wind & waning
words of despondency,

abridging the distance between lives
&loves, unfulfilled, coming unhinged,
undone in the suggestive colours and
cocoons of their stationary existence.

i look grim in the blues of many nights,
still-born like a survival tale,
i am wicked, and winning at this game
to know of my wherewithals (wise ones),

when the night is over and i am down
&drunk over the waters of a pious Lethe,
flowing, coursing, right through me.

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© Anmol Arora

Day 13
(Inter)National Poetry Month

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a moment of detachment

i stopped having tea last month but have had
a lapse only once, I am cutting down on caffeine,
on sugar, on white carbs, on the world I see,

a capricious mood is hanging on my window,
dry flowers stuck to the shade, coloring the sun
that makes its way in, I don’t feel but smell warmth
tingling my nostrils, I sneeze out despair and
set up a guest room for the spring to rest and stay.

flames flicker on my skin, I don’t mind being burnt
by the season that lasts but as long as I close my
dry, lifeless palms, a few rhetoric seconds of delay.

i stopped being stopped for a day, and it felt strange
and yet not in a positive way, the birds shall fly
to the lands new, talk to strangers familiar, I stay.

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For dVerse Poetics, where we are writing to the art of Danny Gregory.

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(No)Credibility Haiku

credibility-

promises made of spring days

prevalence of snow

               ~              

prevalence of snow

credibility misplaced

pledges unfulfilled

pledges unfulfilled

atop money demons sit

we still await spring

*For Carpe Diem # 250 Credibility. Congrats to Kristjaan and all the participants for the 250th prompt. I have been a part of community not for long but I have received a very warm response and I thank you all for that. I apologize for I am not able to read all your contributions, I am dealing with certain technical errors right now.

Spring garden

blooming spring  flowers

bees humming on the green fields

warmth of air seeping within

 ~

brightness pierces sight

noisy buzzing of the bees

warm air intruding within

Poetic form:- Sedonka

Complimenting Buson’s ”In the stillness”

in the stillness

between the arrival of guests

the peonies 

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awaiting the sound of steps

eyes droop down under spring sun

* The haiku is written by Buson and the two following verses are my creation, complimenting Buson’s haiku. For Carpe Diem Tan Renga #6.