Happy Thanksgiving Make merry my heart, I am full of thanksgiving For these given days. Friends and family, Gathered together in love. Blessed beyond measure.
Feast He is her ripe fruit, She is his only lover. Feast for each other.
Flying for Food The cool autumn wind Carrying ruffling grey feathers, Hawks hunting rabbits.
Arachnid Look how fine she spins And wins the fight between Fine food and fodder. Photo credit J Cramer
Gavreel He was fragile, fearful and fatigued. She was calm, cool and comforting. He had always been very good at hiding, She had always been very good… Read more “Gavreel”
Dahlias Delightful Dahlias, Dazzling depths of dark orange, Dandy and Dashing.
Signaling the departure of your stay, Hungry for dark, you feel the midnight train Lurch, stretch, jostle, strain, and sway As inky blackness fingers the window pane.
Oktoberfest My Oktoberfest Began with a mug of beer, Ice cold and frothy. My Oktoberfest, Packed with singing and swilling, Mugs clinking with “cheers!” My Oktoberfest Ended… Read more “Haiku Sunday (92-95)”
Romance me, Autumn, with the changing of your leaves. Breathe on me the woodsy scents carried on your breeze. Kiss me, Autumn, with bewitching, beguiling sway, The… Read more “Just To Be With You”
Highways and byways And long lonely nights. Sunbeams and river streams, Rough seas and stones. Friendless and sleepless, No tent is my home. This is my fortune… Read more “Nomad”
Promises Underneath the tree, He promised me a future, Better than the past.
Spaces among the stars, Warm beaches near the sun, Save your precious beauty; Cast no light upon my fragile heart. Since my love is here, In a… Read more “Here I Stay and Wait”
Summer and Autumn Embrace and dance together, Passing the baton. Their colors kissing, An annual fleeting romance, But oh how they loved. Oh How They Loved
This Haiku is reminiscent of the days of old. The ancient Egyptians accomplished astonishing architectural feats. The also took many of those engineering secrets with them. Besides… Read more “Haiku Sunday (86-88)”
Love Had Just Arrived Paris was trouble, Just a string of broken hearts, So he had to leave. London was trouble, Loneliness took advantage, So she had to… Read more “Haiku Sunday (82-85)”
The Devil was Dead She had had enough, And burned his house to the ground, The devil was dead. She was humming an Arsonist’s Lullaby. He was… Read more “Haiku Sunday (81 & 82)”
She She was done waiting, She had waited for years, Waiting for his love. She packed her suitcase, She’d be gone when he got home It would… Read more “Haiku Sunday (77-80)”
Liberty and Freedom Take not for granted, Your liberty and Freedom, They are vanishing. As we turn our eyes To other things, Lawmakers Broker our few rights.
Marvin Hartley Bell is a poet and teacher who was the first Poet Laureate of Iowa. Bell was raised on Long Island. He served in the U.… Read more “Time We Took To Travel”
The Night Sky He sailed the night sky, Constellations as his map. Dreaming of new life.
Summer Intoxicating, Summer scents cling to the air. Stirring desire.
The Storm Divine power surge, Churning up the wind and waves, Raw and unharnessed.
Mehndi The family arrived, The bridal Mehndi applied, The groom was surprised. She looked so refined, Such an intricate design, The details defined. The henna stained red,… Read more “Haiku Sunday (69-71)”
Lost at Sea Do you remember, Walking, fingers intertwined? Oh, how you loved me. I’m missing you now, Miles away from anywhere, Wishing you were near. Drifting,… Read more “Haiku Sunday (66-68)”
Kingdoms Ancient kingdoms lost, Heros born to save the day, Ancient kingdoms won. Men and monsters fight Against those hiding the truth. Light against the dark. Battlefields… Read more “Haiku Sunday (63-65)”