Monday, April 20, 2020


Three different types of rocks are on this blue orb.   Metamorphic, sedimentary and igneous rocks are the types with the later being formed by the cooling of the liquid center of the earth.

trickling waters
smoothing the rock's edge
languid eyes
dreaming of creation
rocks hold to eternity

© petra domina

Friday, April 17, 2020


sitting in my empire
buzzer on a clothes dryer
acts like an umpire
calling me out at home

pray Ruth does not retire
though some for that conspire
the Constitution is on fire
the orange cheeto just brays

once reporters could inquire
and not be called a liar
droves continue to expire
government giveaways

the crow sits on a tire
child's kite flies even higher
secret deals still transpire
the markets are up today

siting in my empire
news stations are for hire
I'll never call him Sire
he's an irritable bowel syndrome

© petra domina

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Into the space

Endless searching till I thought I'd die
Suddenly into the space my muse does fly..
How I have missed you, my sweet muse.
Now I just search for the words to use.

Welcome back my muse, my friend.
Your warmth and presence inspires to no end.
Please, stay for more than a little while.
Write me a poem to make folks smile.

Will it be about a hawk up in the sky?
Just help me be inspired to once more fly
How I have missed you, my sweet muse.
In this space an embrace I sure could use.

© petra domina

Sunday, April 12, 2020


Spring storms have passed through the last few days.  Those storms have left behind an abundance of puddles.  Even in the open hallway outside some of the apartments.  The five level parking garage had its share of the puddles.  These puddles are not full of mud though there is plenty of pollen.  Pollen washed from the air and surfaces is just another harbinger of spring.

Today is Resurrection Sunday celebrated by Christians.  With the clearing skies and nice breeze my early walk was a celebration of renewed life.  The feeling of childlike joy filled me as I listened to the birds singing.  The feel of the breeze through my hair.  With a Betty Boop face mask I embraced the childlike feelings.  I walked through every puddle that was in my path.

splashing in puddles

© petra domina

Wednesday, April 8, 2020


Today, April 8 is my BFF's birthday.  Reba Jane's grandmother and my grandfather were brother and sister therefore we are cousins.  We have been friends from our days as toddlers.  We wandered creeks together.  We sat under trees in the fence row eating like queens.  Sandwiches made with white bread, plenty of mustard and bologna.  Maybe a cookie or banana for dessert.  On the birthday wish phone call we drifted through a few memories.  We spoke of current events.  Mostly we just felt the love of a lifelong friendship float between us.  Some things do not have to be spoken.

gauzy curtains
fluttering in the spring breeze
soundless wave

© petra domina

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

gift of love

Carpe Diem #1808 LOVE acrostic challenge

Dodoitsu is a form of Japanese poetry developed towards the end of the Edo Period. Often concerning love or work, and usually comical, Dodoitsu poems consist of four lines with the syllabic structure 7-7-7-5 and no rhyme or metre.

An example of a Dodoitsu:

One Night

one night I searched for a star
what I found was a full moon
now my every day is
full of shooting stars

© Ben Gieske (2012)

Ring on her finger says married
Overjoyed with life ahead
Surprised by a gift so large
Edger not listed!

© petra domina

Thanks to our faithful teacher, Chèvrefeuille, for new and different challenges to improve and expand our writing skills.  Namaste.

Monday, February 10, 2020

love is in the air

Carpe Diem #1809 Wedding Bells

Today's challenge is to write a choka.  Here is our host's explanation:

"The choka can be of almost any length, because its form depends on alternating phrases (or lines) containing either seven of five sound units (onji). The end of the poem is signaled by two lines of seven sounds. So the form is five/seven, five/seven, five seven, .... , seven/seven."

when my love is near
the sight of him fills my heart
my soul is engulfed
with the love seen in his eyes
my life is better
because of his presence now
rapture in his finger's touch

© petra domina

Thank to Chèvrefeuille for his dedication to haiku and this Kai!