In the river valley below the dam, I spent days watching the lazy river’s current, while my thoughts went out to play…
Sun-bleached signs along the trail
Timbered shadows surround me
Songbirds call to find their mate
Forest chorus rejoices.
Tufts of grass provide my chair.
Far river rock my target.
Toss out my silver lure,
A bamboo pole restrains it.
Deepwater in this creek,
A hidden world below.
Minnow play around my bait,
Small memories from that time ago.
©2018 cj holm
A tempting scene set on the Fourth of July on Long Lake in Watonwan County, Minnesota
Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge 3/20/2018 Joy & Fury – Synonyms Only
moment of passion
under burning summer’s spell
focused dance – primeval thirst
heartbeat pounding afterglow
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)
Words and Image ©2017 Clarence Holm
Here in summer storms
Dreams dance with the lightning bolts
While the raindrops play
TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge
Dream / Dance
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 153 Star/Bloom
There for just one day
Delightful star of prairie
Blooms on summer stage