Monday, June 17, 2019

Shadow Chaser (Day 880)

Summer catches midday
returns smoothly  hands full 
of honey-bursting plums

azalea-shaded gray cat  
awash with insouciance  
extends  belly firmly pressed 
in cool gray dirt  

one slitted amber eye follows 
a duo of cavorting kittens  
a third rests apart  mesmerized 

by the changeable cast 
of shadows  trailing a sky-full 
of plump apricot clouds

(c) 2019, by Hannah Six
Image: Oliver Schwarz/Pexels

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Cento 27 (Day 878)

Since that day  a door closed 

gray as iron  and twice as cold

The mirror of tragedy suddenly 

burst into garlands of sparkling 

spring   and the deep sighing 

sky seeps in around the edges


(c) 2019, by Hannah Six

Image: Mark Fasse (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Friday, June 14, 2019

Impulsive Earth (Day 877)


impulsive earth

living and dying and living 

   again   allowing 

for mysteries

for hillsides of sunflowers tracking 

   the slow progress of hours 

for swathes of ancient evergreens 

   obsured by pearl-tinged showers

for the echo of spiraling galaxies

   in even the smallest nautilus shell

our handful of minor comforts 

a destination worth defending 

this dream 

   from which we never want to wake


(c) 2019, by Hannah Six

Image: NASA/ESA


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Pianoforte (Day 876)


Centuries have unfolded

since he 

last reached out   

   caressed 

dark weighted keys

his hand   

               warm   graceful

and they   aligned 

in stark formation  have been 

kind to him   to we

who knew 

                him

who sang 

                him 

like a woodlark’s song


(c) 2019, by Hannah Six

Image: Edgar Degas, Four Dancers (1899), 

oil on canvas, via Wikimedia Commons

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Grave words (Day 875)


This cavorting   careless 

as March 

   winds  indigo-stained  

grave words 

      barbed   serrated

   trickling across the page 

      or splayed   arcane

secrets exposed   apricots 

   split   kernels 

      revealed   received


(c) 2019, by Hannah Six

Image: PxHere


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Indifference (Day 874)

looking away, shadows 

stand out in stark contrast


indifference, like smoke, 

softens bitter edges


(c) 2019, by Hannah Six

Image: Neal Herbert/US NPS