HAIKU BALLAD by Susan Mehr

In all innocence,
Nature dances once again,
And Melody sings.

Vein on neck pulsates,
Your soft caresses slow time,
And love embraces.

Souls fire burns warm,
Eyes twinkle, dimples appear,
All I ever dream.


Comment-a-Haiku Poetry Contest! – Submit Your Poem

Vita Brevis

You all loved the last Comment-a-Haiku Competition, so let’s give it another go! Here’s What You Need to Know:

Support Us Here.

Vita Brevis  is hosting another four-day haiku competition– taking place entirely in the comment section of  this post!

How to Submit:

1. Submit one 5-7-5 haiku as a comment on this post — all topics welcome

2. Reblog this post on your blog or write a post announcing that you’ve entered the competition, linking back here

3. Give good feedback on other commenters’ work! [This is what it’s really about–you’ll be receiving good feedback, so try to give it to others as well]

Reward: Honestly, this is less about “winning” and more about meeting and communicating with other poets.But we will choose some honorable mentions, and we’ll publish our favorite haiku on the front page of our online poetry magazine (with a link to the poet’s blog)

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Nature by Susan Mehr


Haiku one…

Autumn, Winter, Spring,
Life wakes, Babes are born, Earth sings.
Then Summer explodes.


Haiku two…

A sprinkle of Sun,
Unfolds a carpet of blooms,
And Rain starts to cry.



TOTO by Susan Mehr

I scratch a flea, ready to follow,
A yellow brick road, not so hollow.
When one becomes two, becomes three, becomes four.
The need is greater than ever before.

Regardless of the journey, the quest, the happiness they seek.
Affecting only the appearance, the package, the dream they keep.
They overlook the essential part which is unique,
The substance of friendship, they elevate to its peak.

How important to greet with a smile, a hug and a kiss.
An act of the heart, a true bliss.
When true friendship gains, inner happiness postpones,
They are laying down others needs before their own.




Comment-a-Haiku Poetry Competition!

Vita Brevis

Vita Brevis is hosting a four-day haiku competition–taking place entirely in the comment section of this post!

Here’s What You Need to Know:

How to Submit:

1. Submit one nature-themed haiku as a comment on this post

2. Reblog this post on your blog or write a post announcing that you’ve entered it

3. (Optional) Give good feedback on other commenters’ work!

Theme: Nature

Reward: We’ll publish the winning poet, featuring their haiku on the front page of our online magazine with a link to their blog.

When: Starting right now (08/10), ending Monday night (08/13)

Questions: Use our Contact Us page–I’ll get back to you soon!

Support Us Here.

I’ll try to respond to as many of you as I can–get writing and have fun!

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POEM by Susan Mehr


To thee,
I write,
A poem,
To sing,
Mere words,
That mean,
One song,
One heart,
One voice,
One dream,
A heartfelt,
A theme, Unbeseen,
To thee,
From me,
A poem,
To share,
Only your heart, can see.






PERFECT by Susan Mehr.

Ten little fingers and ten little toes,
cherry red lips, and eyes that glow.
Hair black as night and skin white as snow,
an infectious smile, my heart overflows.

Lying in my arms, looking into your eyes,
your dazzling glare, you mesmerise.
Cooing, comfortable in natures cradle.
Out first glimpse loving and playful.

Breathless, my first time cradling you,
playing our first game peek-a-boo.
Eyes darting about like a bumblebee,
I answer back I’m your Marmee.

You’re everything my life has tried to find,
alluring beauty redefined.
Last Autumn flower blossoms in the shadows,
A rare beauty my enchanting Desert Rose.

I promise you, knowing how much it means,
I love you, I will never leave.
I’ll be there for you, to inspire, to be,
Whatever’s in your destiny.




GRACE by Susan Mehr

Step! Two three and again
step two now – turn around

voice receding
centrifugal distant tracking
rhythm rises
drum  …  beat
light deepening


‘No! … Back in we go.’
‘But … I can’t!’
‘Don’t worry, I’ll lead.’
‘I’m like a Hippo in a tutu!’
‘At least you’re my Hippo!’ 🙂