Stalled Eternity Nonet

Grassland sentinel through harvests past

slumbering guardian of Fall

echoing autumnal toil

timbers of the heartland

prairie legacy

ghost in the veldt

summer sun

silenced

soil

Stalled Eternity

Photo from Eyes of a Dragon – Stalled Eternity

Harvest

Honest carver of earth

Harkened to Helios

Hidden summer treasures

Heydays of awned petals

Harvested aurous seeds

Hail each tempered nugget

Humble rewards of ….. Life

Photo from Eyes of a Dragon – Winter Grain Bins
About Eyes of a Dragon

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Pleiades:  This titled form was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. Only one word is allowed in the title followed by a single seven-line stanza. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title. Hortensia Anderson, a popular haiku and tanka poet, added her own requirement of restricting the line length to six syllables.

Background of the Pleiades: The Pleiades is a star cluster in the constellation Taurus. It is a cluster of stars identified by the ancients, mentioned by Homer in about 750 B.C and Hesiod in about 700 B.C. Six of the stars are readily visible to the naked eye; depending on visibility conditions between nine and twelve stars can be seen. Modern astronomers note that the cluster contains over 500 stars. The ancients named these stars the seven sisters: Alcyone, Asterope, Celaeno, Electra, Maia, Merope, and Tygeta; nearby are the clearly visible parents, Atlas and Pleione. The poetic form The Pleiades is aptly named: the seven lines can be said to represent the seven sisters, and the six syllables represent the nearly invisible nature of one sister.

(The above explanation from Shadow Poetry)

Thanks again to Kira at Wrestling Life for introducing me to this and other Poetry Forms.

Previous Pleiades: S, T,

Guardians Haiku 俳句

slumbering treasure

solstice shifts to equinox

chilled autumnal toil

winter-grain-bins

Winter Bloom Tanka 短歌

Rustic sleight of hand

formations of straw cadets

rural armouries

breaths of Augusts past, arise

unleash wintery desires

Winter Bloom

Barn Solstice Tanka 短歌

§ Murmuring petals §

scorned as harvest worthy gold

each has but one reach

spectrums of boundless colour

rural timber nods in awe

Barn Equinox

Winter Solstice Chill Nonet

Solstice blue light anchors Summer’s °Heat°

glacial route traces Winter’s Chill

amative crackling of frost

encased within the rime

frozen ecstasy

crystal passions

igniting

Winter’s

Heart

Solstice Chill

Straw Solstice Nonet

¤ Lone silvery arctic pasturage ¤

awaiting a snowy harvest

bound equinox of patience

white hot solstice of love

beckoning a heart

captured within

erotic

summer

° heat °

Solar Frost Tanka 短歌

Whispered auroras

mapping out each glacial route

dawning crystal breaths

glittering hoar frost needles

compass bound to each snowflake

Moon Frost Tanka

Crystalline memoirs

lost rural geometry

pale frozen farmscapes

lunar rime trumps solar zeal

fog bound distant horizon

Straw Destiny Haiku

Parallel straw swaths

converge at ∞

Euclid would need proof

Wintertide Gold Nonet

~ Baleful stare from sweltering summer ~

frozen ground ‘neath snowy conceal

awaken golden harvest

listen to each snowflake

soulfully unique

onliest sound

straw circle

never

ends

Barn Fibonacci

peer

close,

atop

each summit

attendant gargoyles

protecting those who love the land

Barn Haiku

weakened alcazar

weathering all, save for Time

you have earned ….. Respect

Harvest Mirror Haiku

∞ harvest reflections ∞

~ past  present  future  unsure ~

combining them all

Waterpump Fibonacci

∞ pure

wet

nectar

underfoot

quenches thirsty crop

rusting memoirs of farmers toil

Harvest Fibonacci

∞ Till

field

is bare

of durum

silent owl glides ‘oer

parallel wakes of rhyming straw

Harvest Haiku I

 ….. and now for something completely different!

I am fascinated by Haiku and other similar poetic forms such as Fibonacci, Senryū, etc.. These are my first attempts…ever! I am also including photographs I have taken myself, as they provide inspiration for these new scratchings of mine!

I presently live on an island, but my dragon lineage is most assuredly rural……….

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∞ arsenal for wheat

 recurring autumn labours

rural Xanadu