Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

Monday’s Child

dawn shines her first light and Monday’s child, fair of face, casts her eyes downward Obviously my little haiku owes a thanks to the unknown writer of this 19th century children’s poem: Monday's child is fair of face Tuesday's child is full of grace Wednesday's child is full of woe Thursday's child has far to… Continue reading Monday’s Child

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

about last night …

Smickering strangers: A prophesy for shame or     Arbitrary love? Thanks for the flirty inspiration to Fandango (arbitrary) and to Tales from the Mind (smicker)  And for those of you (like myself) that need to know, one of the the definitions of smicker is "to ogle and smile amorously." So go forth and SMICKER! You never know… Continue reading about last night …

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

Someday I’ll Get There

“Someday I’ll get there.” No one could hear her, but she screamed the words. Trying to drown out the cynical voice in her head. But that voice always echoed louder: “You’re making a fool of yourself. Just stop. Stop painting. Stop running. Just stop.” She knew that voice was right. Everyone was gone. Not hiding… Continue reading Someday I’ll Get There

Haiku & Other Poetry, Random Rants, tutto e niente

the monkey*

the monkey gazes adoringly at himself    as they kiss his ass Views are my own but thanks for the inspiration to Ronovan Writes and his challenge to use chimpanzee (which I subbed in monkey) and kiss in a haiku. *My apologies to actual monkeys, apes, chimps .... Cover Illustration by Tim O’Brien for TIME.

Flash Fiction, Random Rants, tutto e niente

Who’s Counting

Three days. It had been three days since they delivered the box. Technically, three days, four hours, and 37 minutes. But who’s counting. She knew he was there. The gate squeaked. It had been over two weeks since he’d left. Technically 15 days, three hours, and 22 minutes. But who’s counting. Or 14 days, 21… Continue reading Who’s Counting

Random Rants, tutto e niente

Liebster Award

Thanks to Sanjunaa for nominating me for the Liebster Award.  And sorry for the delay in responding. It’s been a weird couple of weeks!   First off, here are the rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you. Share 11 facts about yourself. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. Nominate 11 bloggers and make… Continue reading Liebster Award

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

to become transcendent

rising together yesterday not forgotten but looking ahead   for the hope of tomorrow is to become transcendent Thanks to Colleen and her Tanka Tuesday Theme Prompt. Visit her site for details and great writing. My tanka was inspired by current events as well as the provided theme: A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: … Continue reading to become transcendent

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, tutto e niente

turn to stone

stop hiding your face silently wishing for change turn to stone no more Thanks to Ronovan Writes for the word prompts (face / change) that fit perfectly with the  Sunday Photo fiction prompt. Photo courtesy of Pixabay Not sure if I'm interpreting the lyrics as intended but they inspired me as well ... Turn To Stone (written and… Continue reading turn to stone