Brittle 俳句

Penumbra Haiku is an absolute favorite of mine. Every single one of their haikus blows my mind. You’d be missing something special if you didn’t visit their page. 🙂 I almost couldn’t choose what to reblog because they are all worthy. A faithful supporter of my poetry, I’m happy to share their magic with you. Enjoy!

Penumbra Haiku

space ‘tween misplaced hearts

diamond clouds guard soft echoes

glass rose on iceberg

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Fortune Tellers

the howling wind
is my soundtrack.

the muddy earth,
my dance floor.

the creak of the limbs,
my clock.

the tap dance of the leaves,
my spine’s xylophone.

the whitecap waves,
my heartbeat.

the cawing crows,
my fortune-tellers.

~ E


Foodie Fun

Ode to Homemade Tomato Sauce

Homemade tomato sauce, how I love thee. 

You make my home smell so lovely. 

Aroma tickles my taste buds, like a true love’s kiss. 

I long to put you on my tongue, and relish your savory bliss.
Homemade Pizza Haiku:

Pizza cooked by hand

Fresh mozzarella melting

I may even share…

~ E 11.30.16

Trust ~ The Strix

Here is the next installment from The Strix. Please enjoy and visit these talented artists.  You can find my entry the second one down.


Something not bought,
But hard-earned.
Something not asked,
But freely given.

It is a gift,
Given when a stranger
Becomes a friend.
Free, but precious,

Please take care,
Of this fragile thing.
For it’s impossible to fix,
Once broken.

~ AlpeJohn




on the ledge
far jump
her faith, wobbly
her heart, numb
adrenaline flows
lifetime of woes
all have left her
no one to know
she built her own
strength, fight
comeback girl
wants to fly
just not sure
how to land
feather in hand
it floats
down to ground
distance darkened
by black matter pain
there was only
her light
she leapt
great heights
no one to catch her
just her own
two feet

~ Emily

~ from PoetGirlEm



When your world is burnt to ash,
When you are hit more than you can take,
When it’s a struggle to breathe,
When you are dying alive,
And you are one step away from eternal failure,

Remember, not all hope its lost,
For even ashes build up ruined cities,
You are but one man!
Trust yourself little phoenix,
For I’d trust you can
You shall spread your wings and rise above all
Leaving your past, a mere shadow,
For all you you can try….
Just trust yourself!

~ Kushal Gorti

~ from A Misled Writer


The weakest bonds,
The pain of the past, the fears,
Break the strongest ties,
The hesitation, the shaken belief,
A broken heart, the tired emotions,
The screaming head, the bursting tears,
The dreams, washed over with lies,
Is it too good to be true, doubts and frustration ,
A restless soul, never finding relief.
A life walking hand in hand with another,
Was now stranded, cold and empty,
But it continued with memories of firsts,
All alone, further on its journey,
Looking for pieces of its broken trust.

~ Kashaf S.



Trust each other, not a simple task
These days maybe too much to ask
How can we trust another human being
If misery is all we are seeing

Trusting yourself, your gut feeling
In our world that needs healing
Requires to take down your mask
To release vulnerability out of your flask

The ghost of the bottle we can be ourselves
If we sweep hatred from the shelves
Restoring hope and love is a must
We should
We need
To trust

~ Patty Wolters




Expressions Crossing Continents

Expression Crossing Continents



Featured Image and logo by AlpeJohn


Let the rain drive them all way

I’ll dance in it without their company

happiest when the crowds disappear

left to relish the dark, the wet, the gray

Silence is my happy place

peace in loneliness is where I’ll be

better off without a hand to hold

just Mother Nature, Brothers Grimm

and me

~ E