ABC Saturday’s Mix

It’s time for Saturday’s Mix at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie.  Today is an ABC challenge.  I’ve chosen to use alliteration in a poem following the shadorma form. The shadorma is a non-rhyming poem with a syllable count of 3 5 3 3 7 5.



raindrops fall
fast and furious
from the sky
spring’s certain promise, sparking
new life once again


Spring’s Promise

The early morning remains shrouded in darkness outside the window as I wait in the barn for the purest of magic–creation.  With much straining, the tiny baby is pushed into the cold world with labored contractions.  I anxiously wait to hear the first bleating before his mother licks him dry, talking softly as her tongue caresses the newborn.  Only minutes pass before he begins nursing.  I sigh in relief at his successful arrival.


miracle of birth
suckles from his mother’s teat
spring’s promise arrives

Sharing with d’Verse Poets for Haibun Monday and the Tuesday Platform at Real Toads.


I’m a bit late, but I’m still joining in the Out of Standard Challenge.  The task is to use a clip from comedian Mike Birbiglia as inspiration.  You can check out the clip and other entries at Real Toads.  I’m also sharing for the open link at d’Verse Poets.

candle love reflection

days lengthen
skirts shorten

heat rises
necklines plunge

hickies pop
like daisies

hands grope
teenage thrills

seventh grade
hormones sail

young love
fickle and free