Murmuring Souls

Created for Susi Bocks Challenge

woods

Art Credit – Google Image

I write her weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge 30 – July 30, 2019

These murmuring souls
sacrificed to the dark god
of the pagan woods

Forever silenced soldiers
-lost Tiberius’ phalanx

-CJ Holm
From Chapter 73 of Tacitus’s Annals.

“Soon afterwards it was ascertained from deserters that nine hundred Romans had been cut to pieces in a wood called Baduhenna, after prolonging the fight to the next day, and that another body of four hundred, which had taken possession of the house of one Cruptorix, once a soldier in our pay, fearing betrayal, had perished by mutual slaughter.”

https://iwriteher.com/2019/07/30/i-write-her-weekly-haiku-senryu-challenge-30/

Destiny

https://iwriteher.com/2019/06/18/i-write-her-weekly-haiku-senryu-challenge-24/

Susi Bocks Haiku/Senryu 5/7/5 Challenge
I write her weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge 24 – June 18, 2019

prague clock

Prague Clock Image

Posed for all to see
Chilling view of destiny
At the edge of time

-CJ Holm

 

The legend of the Astronomical Clock Tower of Prague
https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/prague-astronomical-clock

Haiku Challenge (Nature)

feather powered flight
soaring through the moonlit night
talons muffle scream

one ends, the other endures
survival gives no quarter

                                                          -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 242 Scream / Feather
Tanka 5-7-5 7-7

ronovan-writes

https://ronovanwrites.com/2019/02/25/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-242-screamfeather/