Test The Wind

Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #12
“Wind” In B rhyme line

woman jogging in green grass covered hill slope

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This morning the air was so still
As if waiting for a gust of wind
In that moment her hope is pinned
To her everyday test of will.

The young ones love their tests of skill,
In battles with daily travail.
Some will falter and some might fail
At least they tried to reach the end.
If your goal’s to outrun the wind
Winners must take steps to prevail!

                                          ©2020 cj holm



“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.

Tanka 4/8/2020

Around Me…

so much happening while I stay home, avoiding the Corona Virus! In the background, the news drones on while elsewhere the death toll rises.


August whirlwinds drift
above farmer’s black tilled fields
-distant church bells toll

Prairie birds don’t heed the sounds
they’re just like the clouds above

                                                ©2020 cj holm


“Men of ill judgment ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it.”

Haiku/Senryu Challenge (1/13/20)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 288 Smoulder / Subdued


Wood smoulders and glows
as night time subdues the wind
-wolf cries for its’ home

                                                             -CJ Holm



Haiku/Senryu Challenge (12/02/19)

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge 282 Haze / Sand

Alone in the haze
The loon’s night-call floats in air
-Sand sticks to my toes

Lapping waves and jumping frogs
Bits of sound, lakeside rhythm

                                                              -CJ Holm

Haiku/Senryu Challenge (12/02/19)