Gear up the facts

imagine secrets

paused behind portals of time

truths emerge at last


Remember, we can see what’s in the image, so write your poem using the image as an inspiration. Don’t just describe what you see in the image. Use your imagination. Open your third eye and see what’s behind the red door! Think about metaphor and allegory. Just remember to check what form you’re using. Some of the Japanese forms frown upon the use of metaphors. – Colleen Chesebro


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About Eugenia

“Sometimes, the most meaningful messages are shared through the fewest words.” - Julie B. Campbell
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  1. And oh how those truths emerge! I love this, Eugi 💕🙂

  2. Eugi – I definitely would be glad for some truth to emerge 😀

    Here’s hoping!


  3. A perfect Haiku, it makes me think 💜

  4. Nicely penned and with a wickedly cool image as well. Very steampunk.

  5. Secrets,paused, emerge. Lovely.

  6. Love this poem Eugi.

  7. Beautiful!

  8. The truths are, often, covered up, under, layers and, layers of, lies, and, sometimes, we just, get, tired, of, having to, dig through, all that dirt, to, get to it, so, we just, let the lies, run, our, lives…

  9. Now I’m imaging them behind that door tapping their feet impatiently

  10. It’s beautiful.

  11. Muy lindo poema .:)
    mi madre se llamaba Eugenia. Abrazos

  12. Thank you. Eugenia is a family name from my mother’s side of the family.

  13. Franci, this senryu is stunning… short and so full of meaning! <3

  14. That was gorgeous! Wonderful interpretation of the prompt.

  15. It does look like there are secrets behind those doors! (K)

  16. Some truths are hard to bare… when exposed. To me the image on closer inspection is very ‘steampunk’ 😀

  17. I love the idea of truths waiting behind portals of time, looking for the right opportunity to release its chaos into the world. Lol! Great poem, Eugenia! 🙂

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