Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

the day after you left (a tanka)

to defy the dark I stand on the precipice heart beating in time as destiny’s reflection     brightens the murky waters Image by Michael Bußmann from Pixabay Thanks for the inspiration to Sue's Tanka Tuesday Challenge. This is a bit of a companion piece to this morning’s piece for Sadje's What Do You See challenge: the night before you left.… Continue reading the day after you left (a tanka)

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

tomorrow calls (a haiku)

as tomorrow calls no longer under his spell a heart returns home Welcome back to Sue's Write Photo Challenge Thanks for the photo inspiration and word (return) Glad you're feeling better. Plus thanks to Linda's JusJoJan Challenge for the perfect word (spell) to finish my mood.

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

defying destiny (a tanka)

seeking to avoid an unchosen destiny she slips through the gap like a whisper in the night a bounded servant no more I love cemeteries. A recent visit to the historic Oaklawn Cemetery in Tampa inspired thoughts about escaping an unwanted destiny; whether that fate is death or something else is up to the reader… Continue reading defying destiny (a tanka)

Flash Fiction, Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

quixotic musings

Am I a dreamer? Still full of hope as I yearn.       Or am I a clown? Yes, says the face in the glass with your destiny foretold.   Image courtesy of Forgottenx at DeviantArt I’m not sure that this piece fits perfectly into any of the challenges that inspired me today. So apologies if… Continue reading quixotic musings

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

learning to cope (a haiku)

hope once gone returns resurrecting the story    as paradigms shift AUTHOR'S PHOTO I had multiple inspirations today, but it began with Mind Love Misery Menagerie's challenge to write about COPING. Add in the WOTD Challenge to use PLOT (for which I substituted “story”) and Fandango's FOWC prompt of PARADIGM and here we are. Here's to… Continue reading learning to cope (a haiku)

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

but, still (or the magic door)

Susan felt like a fool. It was 1977 not 1957. My god, she was a liberated woman! How could she fall for his line?   Stupid! But, still, she stayed. Remembering. Champagne. His voice in her ear. “I can’t tell you where I’m going but meet me here on Christmas Eve.” Stupid! Did she think… Continue reading but, still (or the magic door)