A Present Moment



              whole breath

             sky’s vast depth



                 © 2015 Liza Morales


[A lanturne poem is a five-line verse
shaped like a Japanese lantern,
with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one.
The poem is center aligned
and is employed to evoke serious thoughts.]


Mending Souls (Cherita)


with bones torn through crimson skins

flesh grows outstretched
like branches far-fetched

lessons soothe the scars
through the roots of ancestors
for today’s healing.

© 2015 Liza Morales


[A cherita poem is a six line narrative poem made up of three separate strophes. In this poem, I used a single line, a rhyming couplet and a haiku (tercet).]