to defy ennui a message in a bottle washed ashore today bearing the bones of our past as starkly bleached harbingers This bleak message was written as a response to the image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay courtesy of the wonderful Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Poetry Photo Challenge. Click for details and other contributions. For some reason, this week's… Continue reading bones of our past
Co-work or co-opt? Feathers spread like a peacock Mansplaining his theft Thanks to Linda and her SoCS challenge. T'was fun.
whispering, we cross a falsely drawn line twisting tales of old Thanks for the inspiration to Ronovan Writes. Our challenge: create a haiku using the words twisted and cross. I think of this haiku as my short ode to my favorite worst treaty--the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo. "no human is illegal"
Wow. The line is out the door. I guess dying young will do that. Everyone you know is still alive. At least it’s not raining. Finally. Through the door! Damn. It’s like the line for Space Mountain. At least there’s music. Hmmm? What’s that song? What a Wonderful Life. That’s perfect.… Continue reading The Ear Worm
soft pink and luscious as plump as two baby pigs home from the market Thanks for the inspiration! Today's challenge words are luscious and plump. Check out Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge for details.
Enflamed and engorged My heart beats a bloody red Echoing desires For the delights of lost nights Or the release of found days This Tanka was inspired by two separate challenges. First, I love the phrase “echoing desires,” which was our challenge phrase from Putting My Feet in the Dirt. Secondly, Reena’s… Continue reading Desires: Lost or Found
unhampered by doubt my spirit defies limits soaring to new heights This bit of wishful thinking was inspired by Colleen's Synonyms Only Challenge. I used "spirit" for nature and "unhampered" for clear. Check out the details and other contributions here.
Capture the moment: The calm between the beats bestows beauty too Working on appreciating the "now." Thanks for the inspiration. Written for the Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. Our words were quiet (for which I substituted "calm") and beauty.
The world spins around Bringing a spark of new hope As fuel for the flames I've been WP MIA for a couple of weeks. Between the heat and the constant rain and the general state of our world, I've been uninspired or depressed or lethargic. "Whatever" has been my go-to feeling of late. Ugh. But… Continue reading A Change is Gonna Come (Hopefully)
Bonnie woke the entire house, again. Screaming. “NO!!! Help me MOMMY!!” For the third night in a row, Lana tried to make sense of Bonnie’s sobbing words. “The monster melts people!” “It was only a bad dream sweetheart. Close your eyes. Mommy will stay till you go back to sleep.” In the morning, Bonnie again… Continue reading Stranger Dreams