English Haiku For You – #10


Evanescent light
Quiet in the midnight air
Breathing gone for now


© Copyright 2015 Robin McShane


English Tanka – #1


An unknown person
Now become an intimate
Will be strange again

The nature of love is rare
Once unknown, then known, then gone


© Copyright 2015 Robin McShane

Linger Over Love

Do not shy away from me
It hurts far too much
My heart depends entirely
On your touch

Knowing this your power grows
With shiny shoes and twinkle toes
And I can only stare bemused
At someone I’m too scared to lose

Memorise each move, each smile
Linger over love a while
As we grow old, this too will change,
Time plays havoc, weird and strange

So know that all things cannot last
This love shall also come to pass
And we can shy away from pain
Or live the moment, take the gain


© Robin McShane – July 2014

Love Lost

Gazing on her beauty fair,
Almond eyes, flaxen hair,
Weeping willow, cry no more,
As broken leaves now touch the shore,
Caress the water with fluid stroke,
Hide the meaning with a joke,
Pain and anguish feelings gone
Life moves forward, ever on.