Two Doves

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1336 – Elegance
“Elegance” we find everywhere around us, not only in our homes, but also outside in nature. Think about a swan for example. Or the beauty of for example a rose. Elegance is all around us and in our haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry form we can find that elegance too. Of all poetic forms, haiku stands as one of the most elegant and immediate – a rare combination that creates an aura of mystery and artistry. This creative ambrosia, combined with an exotic history embedded in the courts and hillsides of Japan, has made haiku globally popular for the past century.”

[…] “Elegance is the correct posture if the writing is to be perfect. It’s the same with life: when all superfluous things have been discarded, we discover simplicity and concentration. The simpler and more sober the posture, the more beautiful it will be, even though, at first, it may seem uncomfortable.” […] (Source: The Witch of Portobello – Paulo Coelho)

lightning flash–
what I thought were faces
are plumes of pampas grass

© Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)

broken wings
a butterfly crushed
under my feet
fragile beauty gone
leaving me with a broken heart

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)


Here is my attempt:

white beauties
on a rail at dawn
cooing doves

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Two Doves

  1. Such fragile beauty … that makes it elegant


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