Haiku & Other Poetry

The Music Stills

to fly is a gift an eruption to behold till gravity speaks in its imperious voice and stills the music of flight That (this) darn cannon was still on my mind this morning. So my tanka offering is a mash up between yesterday’s story (and word prompts) and today’s. Cheating? Maybe. But I woke up… Continue reading The Music Stills

Haiku & Other Poetry

Life

the road tempts onward        but deep down in the dungeon  memories unspool Thanks to Sue for her Photo Prompt. It inspired thoughts of our lives lived through time and what that means as we age. That thought connected in my mind with this great phrase--deep down in the dungeon--from Putting My Feet in the… Continue reading Life

Haiku & Other Poetry

Mirror Image

he lives for today to exist in the moment a mirror image of who he once was, could be an instant captured, pending It's tanka time! Thanks to the following for the challenging but fun prompts! Check out their sites for details. Fandango's FOWC (pending) and Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge (exist/today) and Putting My Feet… Continue reading Mirror Image

Haiku & Other Poetry

Snow Light

forest snow ignites  starlight and frolicking flakes exhilaration This haiku was inspired by the fine folk at Your Daily Word Prompt (exhilaration) and The Haunted Wordsmith (took a few liberties with these prompts: snowy forest and starlight) Visit their sites for more fun prompts and lots of great writing.

Haiku & Other Poetry

Winter Comes

Unbidden flurry Nature’s scythe forsaking fall       Fractured and formless ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is dedicated to my northern family and friends enduring their second (or is it their third?) early snowfall of the year. Florida has its faults (and boy this summer was HOT and LONG) but aaaaahh the winters are SWEET. Bike/Skyway Bridge photo courtesy… Continue reading Winter Comes

Haiku & Other Poetry

Heart’s Desire

When all fear is lost And your passion reigns as queen The desired heart wins   This little piece was inspired by the fabulous photo provided by The Haunted Wordsmith It made me think: What was she thinking as she looked over her shoulder? Was she considering what her life could be or could have been… Continue reading Heart’s Desire