periwinkle dreams indigo tinted starlight and violet skies As Linda tells us "It’s another prompt of the day! Today is your tenth prompt for Just Jot it January 2023, and it’s brought to you by Maggie. Thank you, Maggie! Please be sure to visit Maggie’s blog to read her post and say hello. And follow… Continue reading periwinkle dreams
Friendship as a Metaphor
Not the time or place Friendship as a metaphor A true love denied "Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene," was painted by Simeon Solomon. As a gay Jewish artist living in Victorian England, his work was almost lost to history. Solomon, who was associated with the 19th century Pre-Raphaelite movement, had his career… Continue reading Friendship as a Metaphor
a new year comes to florida
Shooting guns. Exploding stars. Drunken girls scream woo! Another downtown Saturday night? Or the sounds of new year’s mo(u)rn? Thanks to Fake Flamenco's New Years Challenge which asked us to "write about what the new year means to you.. We will write 5–7 lines of free verse for either subject." And to Linda Hill's JusJotJan challenge… Continue reading a new year comes to florida
fading (a haiku)
bygone yesterdays fading under today’s flash as his mind shutters Thanks for the inspiration to Linda's JusJoJan Challenge (shutter) Colleen's Synonyms Only Challenge (past and present).
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.
This Instead of That (a haiku tale)
A tale to be told? Once brothers in law but now eternal neighbors. Thanks to Linda's JusJoJan Challenge (neighbor) and to Fandango's FOWC (instead) for the inspiration for this tale as old as time.
in the pauses (a tanka)
Dreams for tomorrow. Fingertips tracing my face with child like wonder. Love growing in the pauses as our hearts beat together. Thanks for the inspiration to Linda's JusJoJan Challenge (fingertips) and to Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge (child / grow).
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)
I originally wrote this way back in June of 2018 but it still (sadly) fits my mood AND although it may be bending the rules a bit to use an old piece, it (more happily) perfectly fits Linda's final JusJoJan prompt "chaos". Thanks Linda. Sorry I wasn't more present in January but ... well you… Continue reading Then Chaos
Florida Winter A Desire So Elusive Fifty-nine Brings Joy So we begin this years Just Jot January. Thanks Linda! Our prompt for JusJoJan January 2nd, 2020, is “a picture you’ve taken in the last week.” If you don’t want to share the photo itself, talk about it. If you haven’t taken any photos, talk about… Continue reading chilly desire