Cream & Sugar


Wikipedia Image

whistling steam kettle
mom warmed on her kitchen grate
-covered with cozy

precious thoughts from so long ago
mixed with sweet cream and sugar

                                        -cj holm

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 218 Steam / Cover
5-7-5 7-7


Painted Splendor

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 210

morning glory

morning glories woke
with rainbow painted splendor
greeting each sun up

                                    -cj holm
(revised without prompt words)

Morning glories wake
with rainbow painted splendor
-captured early light

-cj holm


Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 210 Woke / Up


Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No. 76

summer storm

“Summer Storm” Courtesy Stewart Glazer

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 3/20/2018 Joy & Fury – Synonyms Only

moment of passion
under burning summer’s spell
-forbidden delight

focused dance – primeval thirst
heartbeat pounding afterglow

                                            -cj holm
Per Colleen’s Tanka Challenge, I chose delight and passion as my synonyms for joy & fury
(Haiku Form 5-7-5 5-5)

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 76: joy & fury (#SynonymsOnly)


Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 1/2/2018 Ambition & Change – Synonyms Only

Per Colleen’s November challenge, I chose goals and pennies as my synonyms for ambition & change in this Tanka

(Tanka Form 5-7-5 7-7)

Pennies in dryer
Talismans of yesterday
Fragments of my goals

Copper clinking memories
Exchanged for visions of gold

                                        -Clarence Holm



Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 65: AMBITION & CHANGE (#SynonymsOnly)

Make Their Day

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #139 – King/Day


Image – Wikipedia

If left up to me
I would make everyone a king
But only for a day

Just a taste of supremacy
To let them enjoy their day

                         -Clarence Holm


Just Beyond

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #133 – Flow/Tear


Beneath cloudy skies
Tears flow down her frosty cheeks
As she lays crying

Just beyond the mountain ridge
Another’s shattered heart was stilled

                                -Clarence Holm

“Ormsby – Near the geographical center of the Midwest!”

Far Away

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge #129 – Feel/Space


Image & Words ©2016 – Clarence Holm

We’ve reached out at night
Searched faraway stars in space
To feel less alone

                                     -Clarence Holm


“Ormsby – There is no “O” in Uff-Dah!”