Smell the Roses

Pause and notice
the miracles
you just dismiss
as light trickles
from screen to eye
while you pass by
lost in life’s din

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Inspired by a line “I declare world peace and invite you to notice the miracles unfolding every day” below Selma Martin’s wonderful poetry post “World Citizens In Solidarity With Ukraine: An Espresso Moment

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Hey! My daughter Bee has an Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!

Cloaking Softwhere

The fog rolled in
on a slight breeze
shushing the din
hiding the trees
Shrinking our world
as lights were pearled
and night glowed white

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Technically this is not a ha’sonnet because it does not meet the requirement to have a volta or twist. However, in the spirit of those who write three line pieces with lines of five, seven and five syllables and call them haikus even though they don’t meet any other requirement for a haiku, I’m posting this on my ha’sonnet site. 🙂