I was never a “convertible person.” Hot in the summer. Cold in the winter. Buggy. Windy. Nope. Not for me. But … I had to admit, I looked good. Red was definitely my color. A horn blasted and I shifted my gaze to the truck also reflected in the store window. Resisting the urge to… Continue reading Red is Definitely My Color
It’s miserably hot (again) in Florida, so I hibernated inside today. I was skimming through some photos and found this from a recent trip up north. It brought back memories of my youthful summers in the Midwest. August had a different feel back in the day 😉 It inspired the haiku (or maybe it's a… Continue reading Summers Gone By
All around me, conversations swell. I understand little but instead of seeming cacophonous, the words soothe. They distract from my reality until the prosecco dulls the pain. Then the old woman who runs the osteria stands over me, “Ciligie”? Seeing the cherries shakes me from my stupor. She continues, “Devi rimanere per La Notte… Continue reading Un’altra notte rossa
before evenstar after the glow of the day life’s final flicker Image courtesy of Casey Horner-Unsplash Thanks for the inspiration to Sadje at Keep it Alive. https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/07/25/what-do-you-see-144-july-252022/
Variations on a Theme Always say yes even when you mean no Never say I won’t when told it’s time to go Never raise your voice when told you have no choice Always choose the right path even when you have no voice Always stay the course as you walk that chosen path Never show… Continue reading Advice for the Girl’s Life: Variations on a Theme
in the calm, he waits as petulant clouds concede yielding to the light Thanks to Word of the Day Challenge (petulant) and Your Daily Word Prompt (concede) for the inspiration to help me get back into writing. Author Photo
clear as a blue sea unknown depths in that moment love shimmered beneath After a long absence, I’m back…at least for a day. Thanks to Linda's SoCS Challenge for the writing inspiration and my blue-eyed man for love's inspiration.
a day turns golden the sea hums a lullaby sweet blue surrender Author's Photo Thanks to Colleen's Lullaby Themed Tanka Tuesday for an excuse to share this beautiful photo!
Swinging her legs over the cliff’s edge, she can’t deny that the view is spectacular. But even this vista reminds her that it’s hopeless. The blue sky was only temporary. Already it was fading into the flat gray water. Soon enough the sky will darken. Night will fall. The glow never lasts. The dice turn… Continue reading A Fish
Recently, I had the honor of being chosen by Elisa Ang as the Featured Writer for Pure Haiku's Unfurling theme. When Elisa explained why she chose me, she noted that the writer expresses life's journey--from the time it springs forth to the time it bids farewell in profoundly creative way..." I absolutely love that she… Continue reading Life Unfurls