Shadows Dancing, Poetic Blooms

Poetic Blooms #48 – What’s in the Shadows?

Shadowy reflections of once-crazy dancers –
That’s what we are
As we pass by each other
Neither seeing, nor remembering
Our true selves reflected in the window –
More true than
The hollow shapes
Dissocializing and

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image from Poetic Blooms

Bedtime tales, WWP

WWP #99 – Bedtime tales

Sleep, my sweetness

wrapped in cleanness

taken to the dreamy city

where light

will never fade.


Sleep, my loved one

curled in softness

flying to the forest castle

where fight

was never lost.


Sleep, my beauty

cuddling Bunny

dreaming those enchanted

honey dreams

that will last forever


or at least until

the morning chill.


© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image courtesy:


“Connections are everything” sets the spirit of the poetic prompt at the Poetry Jam this week. This week is also my first participation there, and I am headed to make it count 😉

Love Poem, (by the way)

Connect with me
Through that thought line
That keeps us both
Awake and waiting
At both ends of the phone line. 

Relay to me
Through that hectic confusion
Caused by our sleepless
Caustic mornings after.
Devoid of touching you.
And haunted by frustrated dreams. 

Relate to me
Using that old-fashioned
Bunch of flowers
That will invariably die
Uncared for,
On the kitchen table
Where I tossed them
Before I tossed myself
Into your arms 

Forgetting thoughts
and phones
and dreams. 

Get touched
And stay connected! 

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image courtesy: The Poetry Jam web site

Cupcake, Acrostic

The Acrostic Only prompt for Food and Drink in March is CUPCAKE. I tried my hand at a Septilla. Just for the record, there are many nice septet forms. I found it hard to pick one. I am not a great lover of cupcakes, but can’t deny they have appealing looks 🙂

#F&D Cupcake
C upping my hands
U nder false pretence
P utting chill away
C uddling the reserve
A waiting the rebirth
K eeping warmer ways
E njoying sweet stands

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image courtesy: Beautiful and helpful recipes web site by Average Betty

Search, Quintain

Sunday Scribblings #309 – Search, I wrote a Quintain

The crying child will fall at last alone
with empty arms that we deceived him with
The whining wind of old is now all gone
to play its games around the house a bit
And search the path of days that runs forlorn.

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image courtesy ShutterStock

Underground, Alouette

One Single Impression #210 – Underground
My take is Alouette

Distant echoes fade –
glinting dull of jade,
endless search for ground is on.
Forests here remain
helpless in their plain
destiny of living on.

Gritting teeth in quiet,
bringing up a riot,
monsters chase the ghosts around.
Summon mighty friends –
they will then remain
biting lips deep underground.

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image courtesy: NOAA Image showing an underwater volcano eruption.


Poets United, Thursday Think Tank #86 – Rebirth

Rebirth will need
a death.
last breath
given away.
first gulp
taken in thirst. 

Recreate those gloomy
pieces of my way
where I stumble
for that breath of

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image copied from Poets United prompt post


Haiku Heights #109 Fate

Fate will call me to
its edge – oblique, transparent
to stare in dismay.

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image courtesy: My friend Dil, who is a fervent adversary of social media, but should, I feel, be mentioned.

Spring – American haiku

Haiku heights #108 – Spring

the sun sprang
from behind the dark
light is on

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image from: The Desktop Fun

Musical Haiku

Haiku Heights #105, 4th Feb 2012 is Music



not the least of wisp

nibbles at my hearing.

the sound of music


© 2012 Mariya Koleva

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