Stay – A Décima Love Song

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #18
“Stay” In A rhyme line


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Our time is ending won’t you stay?
There is so much left to explore.
Hopes and dreams of what is in store,
Don’t leave this moment slip away.

My hands are trembling, they betray,
That you’re thinking the same thing too.
Let’s leave nothing to misconstrue!
The fire is burning in the hearth,
Please stay by me and share the warmth.
There is so much that’s left to do.

                                                            ©2020 cj holm*

*Writer’s note – This is one poem that changed entirely as it was being written. At first, it was a beginning – Then it became an ending!

“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.


Haiku Challenge (8/10/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 318 – Meet / Part

The challenge is to create a linked haiku, known in a fashionable eclectic circle as Shi Rensa Haiku



Then Again

Day’s closing sunlight
Meets this evenings shade of blue
Young lovers must part.

Young lovers must part
Daylight memories remain
Thoughts cast to the night

Thoughts cast to the night
Fills the heart with pleasant dreams
Till night becomes day

Till night become day
And blue is lit by sunlight
Love begins again

                 ©2020 cj holm


Charade – Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge (3/23/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 298 Bad / Play
(Writers note —  Bad = a dyslectic Bay)

Who decides what’s bad
in the lover’s games they play
-Me too, she exclaimed

                              ©2020 cj holm


“Remember you are just an extra in everyone else’s play.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.”
-Mark Twain
“Oh what a hit we made
We came on next to closing
Best on the bill, lovers until
Love left the masquerade”
-Henry Nicola Mancini / John H. Mercer

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge

Prompt words: Sweet & Heart

Loves sweet surrender
Under a gold autumn sky
Warms a gentle heart

                                                   -cj holm
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 254 Sweet / Heart
Haiku in 5-7-5


What do you See? April/09/2019

Haiku/Senryu 5/7/5 Challenge



In a perfect world
God nurtures our common dream
-love encircles life!


Witness the passion
for the commencement of day
delivered from night.


Each story begins
with a bright flash of day’s light
sheltered by our love.

                   -CJ Holm