Haiku/Senryu Challenge 4/13/2020

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 301 Cake / Steak

Cook’s best cut of steak
Served with light Angel Food Cake
-Prisoner’s last meal

                                    ©2020 cj holm
Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge (4/13/20)




Haiku/Senryu Challenge (2/17/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 293 Drain / Rain

Colors drain slowly
from the soldiers left dying
-blue eyes cry in rain

Precious price of nation’s valor
Flowers on field of honor

                                      -CJ Holm
Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge (2/17/20)



“Soldiers are citizens of death’s grey land, drawing no dividend from time’s tomorrows.”
-Siegfried Sassoon

Murmuring Souls

Created for Susi Bocks Challenge


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.”




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