Summer Rain ~ Cinquain II

Quiet trickling
A calming sussurance
Accompaniment to sweet bird song
Hush now…

~ kei
30 July 2014

Cardinal In Rain Female


Definition of the Cinquain form from Shadow Poetry:

“Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. It was developed by the Imagist poet, Adelaide Crapsey.”

For more about this form visit Shadow Poetry here.


“I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.

~ Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

Woman Walking Alone

They Lurk

The monsters are everywhere

Ready to attack at a moment’s notice

They hide behind smiling faces

Lurk between the lines

Of all the pretty phrases

They tell you you’re beautiful

Say you’re smart

They adore and respect you

It isn’t true

Knights rampage and pillage

Princesses get pilloried

And we are all of us

“Fuckin’ shitty humans”

~ kei

24 July 2014

Petites Pensées

People need to learn to be still and not constantly barrage, impose, force

Every thought that they have on others

There is no need to chirp back to every statement

No need to constantly look for hurt, insult or deeper meaning

When words are left in a good place

A continued stream of snipping, snitting and over-intrepretation

Serves only to further reinforce barriers

When there is a truce

Why continue to agitate for a fight?

~ kei

18 July 2014