Returning Cold

#Haikai Challenge #126 (2/15/20): returning cold (saekaeru) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

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Precip not to blame

Returning cold rattles door

Memories shiver

In February sunshine

Heart shards glint amid puddle

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Picture Frame Mystery

Prompt ~

Brilliant mirrored frame displays

Broken cup of mysteries

Shards green with verdigris

What do I see…is the cracked

Saucer full of ghosts, or ashes

Reflected, merely smoke

Is that girl my sister, or was it me

Ask Brother, the man who must

Know, cursed keeper of myths

Photographed fantasy, ‘mid attic

Filled with fractured antiques…

Child’s blurred life, in sepia

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New Year, Old Hearts

After celebratory sounds subside

Fireworks, neighborhood festivity

We sit silent together, side by side

Words unneeded, thoughts woven intricately

We’ve watched calendar pages, wish-filled, waft

Bearing hopeful plans, and prayers aloft

While seasons of love in youth’s flight almost blur

Mem’ries, matched moments, embers linger

Our gnarled hands reach, as if on cue, your eyes

Speak timeless language in forget-me-not blue

We’ve lived sea’s tidal melody, constancy…

Another year and decade new

Two old hearts bound strong, e’er true

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.