Expanding Bits of Fiction and Poetry into Haibun, 10

Ready for the last Expanding Bits of Fiction and Poetry into Haibun until May, my Luvs? This doesn’t mean that there will be no poetry next month. On the contrary, you’ll get 13 full-length poems via Dark Fiction for the Cruellest Month, and 30 poem bits on Instagram and on my Facebook Page. I think I just saw April grin. Yep, the flowery lady sure likes her poesy. 🙂

I have listed the poetic Bits I have shared on Instagram and Facebook, since my publication of “Forgiveness and Memory”. Leave a comment letting me know which Bit you would like to see developed into a haibun, and I shall expand the piece with the most votes. Please make your choice before Monday, March 28th, at 9:13am EDT.

1) Which Bit do you wish me to develop into a Haibun?
2) *optional* Why?

Here is the list, my Wicked Luvs:

Dark Poem Bits, by Magaly 3-21-16 (1)10. “Colors”
My dreams dance in colors.
Do yours?

Dark Poem Bits, by Magaly 3-21-16 (2)9. “Fear”
Fear opened his life to living decay.

8. “Winter Berries”
cloud-juice drenched,
my winter wrinkled berries—
dreaming of spring rain

7. “Creatures”
Strange Creatures:
Shakespeare, Carroll,
readers, unicorns, dragons…
as well as the less familiar
hairy beast, me.

Dark Poem Bits, by Magaly 3-21-16 (3)6. “Booklover”
Books light me up.

5. “Living Threads”
I’ve been weaving my words
for you… Gathering living threads
of smiles, of pain, of discovery, of loss,
of real dreams and dreamed realities…
I’ve been weaving them into a tapestry
of all my love… for you.

4. “Change”
With mind and heart, change the Earth.

Dark Poem Bits, by Magaly 3-21-16 (4)3. “City Bruised”
Chained limb and city bruised,
my will grows through your binds
from spring to winter to spring…

2. “Bliss”
Love is no myth,
he said.
Delight in its pleasures
and you’ll find your bliss.

1. “Blooming in Winter”
They’ve tried to tell her
that there is no blooming
in winter. But she has
the heart of an oak—
she will sprout her leaves
whenever she needs
(when she wants!)
to spring.

Since some of you don’t have Instagram or Facebook, I decided to share the images that go with the poem bits here. What do you think, my Wicked Luvs?

Would You Come and Vernal My Equinox?

Persephone returned home
early Sunday, dressed in snowfalls
and wintry frissons, cheeks kissed
rosy by frolics in ice, aching
for the warmth in Hades’ eyes.

Where are you, dark love,
when my loins need to spring
bright buds into frozen lands?
I want you to come for me,
and Vernal my Equinox.

He came… stimulating her all
to bloom over everything.

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Process Note: 2016’s Vernal Equinox is supposed to kiss the Northern Hemisphere tomorrow at 12:30am EDT. The last few days, I’ve heard whispers of snow in the weather forecast. I looked at the sky a bit ago, and saw no signs of snow. Still, all this predicting of snowfalls has my Muse imagining the white stuff all over the ground on the first day of spring.

Wishing the Vernal Equinox blooms you all kinds of yumminess, my Wicked Luvs!

for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Sunday Mini-Challenge
(Outlawyer, AKA Karin, asked us to read a poem written by someone else, “ingest it. Then sit down and write [our] own poem.” I chose to nibble on “Vernal Equinox”, by Amy Lowell.

Hades and Persephone, by Rgveta
“Hades and Persephone”, by Rgveta
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