Embrace ~ Senryū

In your words’ embrace

kept safe from world’s dark chaos

all is peace with you


~ Emily Clapper



Shades of Blue


Bleeding shades of blue

pooling swirls

painting floor

with sad moods

melted like crayons

dark to light

can’t find source

of this remorse

no gauze or nurse

to change my verse

the glaze of grief

Van Gogh’s relief

had he subject in me

sunflowers would grow

from ground coat

my dark demise

destined to float

the light in yellow

alas, alone am I

palette of blues

of which to choose

~ Emily Clapper