Falling, Falling Down (Haiku)

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Falling, falling down

Landing back to mother earth

Children home to roost

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Crystal Purity (Tanka)

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Crystal purity

Floats down from a slate grey sky

Covering man’s filth

Trying to bring back the past

While wiping the canvas clean


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Grand Canyon Winter

Grand Canyon winter

Buttes caped in the whitest robes

Pure and unspoiled

A picture perfect postcard

Painted by the Master’s hand


A beautiful sight

Burnished under an endless sky

Her majesty unchallenged

She harbors life in this cold

Though her shores appear barren


Deer, eagle, rabbit

All survive her harsh winter

As done for eons

Wondrous in their fortitude

Man has yet to ruin them


Protected from harm

One of the seven wonders

She most surely is

May this always be so

For generations to come


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


O’ One of Pure Heart

O’ one of pure heart,

Surely it must be enveloped in resin

Otherwise how can it not break.

Thine voice sings the beauty of angels,

Thine face art most ravishing,

Still how many times hast thou fallen prey to artiface,

How many times hast thou succumbed to frisson in the face of night?

Drawn, art thou to that which promises thee harm

Excluding nothing from thy circuitous journey.

To castigate thee would serve no purpose;

Nay, it would serve only to drive thee to be taciturn.

In this I fear that thou wouldst be lost to me forever.

Therefore I am destined to love thee just as thou art;

Embracing thy peculiarities and thy uniqueness

As endearing and part of thy mesmerizing charm.

O’ one of purest heart,

I shall love thee forever and ever.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Prompt: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Wordle #16


Mindlovemisery's Menagerie - Wordle #16

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Wordle #16

Forest Walk

Forest walk–crisp night,

Moon reflecting off snow white.

Pure as God’s Angels

Welcoming the virgin birth

Into this diluted world.

So short a time is the beauty unspoiled;

Where footsteps have not yet soiled.

Until man imparts his bloody mark

Corrupting nature’s pristine gift.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Purity in the World – Haiku

By D. R. DiFrancesco


Your skin soft as down,

Pure as the wind driven snow,

Pressed up against me.


Our Lords presence floats,

On the wings of an angel,

Renewing my faith.


A child’s laughter,

Innocent and frolicsome,

Instills me with joy.


Beauty of nature,

Unspoiled by man’s footsteps,

Given as God’s gift.