Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Napowrimo 2021 April 28 Tides


Now winter suns set early
Treasure those summer days
When possibilities lapped at your feet,
And time stretched to the horizon
Sparkling in the light
With plans and dreams and love,
Collected like so many seashells
Before darkness fell.

(C)2021 Noreen Braman

Thursday, April 22, 2021

NAPOWRIMO 2021 April 20, 21 More Cube poetry

(C)2021 Noreen Braman

Grace Must Return

moonlight dancing through the window
a shiver across her flesh
she looks for gentle peace
inside the journey of life.

Monday, April 19, 2021

NAPOWRIMO 2021 April 18, 2021 Fear Springs

(C)2021 Noreen Braman

Fear Springs

 fear springs from loss of certainty

imagination overwhelming logic

unless the monster is real

stalking prey randomly

Retreating into darkness

lying in wait.

(C)2021 Noreen Braman

Saturday, April 17, 2021

NAPOWRIMO 2021 April 17 Haikubes #3

(C)2021 Noreen Braman

SUGGESTED THEME: A Reflection on My Childhood

Precious sweet baby
You cover her timidly
After flying home

NAPOWRIMO 2021 April 16 Haikubes #2

(C)2021 Noreen Braman

SUGGESTED THEME: A Tirade About My Family

Mommy watching me
It's hoped we obey slowly
Tiger biting lips

NAPOWRIMO April 15 Haikubes #1

Today's Haiku (c)2021 Noreen Braman

SUGGESTED THEME: A Desire For My Romantic Life

I embraced our time
The glorious hellbent feeling
That wild fantas

Thursday, April 15, 2021

NAPOWRIMO 2021 April 12-14 April 1958

April 1958 


The uniformed Marine, the lace enrobed bride,

pledged love in a somber Lenten church

knowing deployment was calling

for an undeclared war.

The shadow of second widowhood

fleetingly on their minds,

taking joy in the celebratory moments,

watching a toddler dressed in crinolines

center stage on the dance floor

ecstatically declaring “now I have a daddy!”


©2021 Noreen Braman