A Present Moment

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               Life

              whole breath

             sky’s vast depth

               surrendering

              now

                 © 2015 Liza Morales

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[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.]

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Mending Souls (Cherita)

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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

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[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).]