the guardians pine for whimsy and wildflowers but duty transcends Thanks to Sue's Write Photo Challenge for the beautiful photo and to Putting My Feet in the Dirt for the lovely phrase "whimsy and wildflowers." Visit them!!
day dreaming delay mind caught in an endless loop where thoughts are stolen by fluctuating follies echoing atrocities This (thinly veiled comment on my mind's status today) contribution to Colleen's Tanka Tuesday challenge (synonyms only-dreaming and thought subbed in for fancy and idea) was helped along by Putting My Feet in the Dirt's wonderful phrase prompt:… Continue reading day dreaming delay: a tanka for our times
yearning for passion pouting petals come alive lips red with desire Photo is of "Red Canna" by Georgia O'Keeffe After yesterday's dark contribution (red decay) I thought I'd offer a slightly less depressing piece. Visit dVerse Poets for details about their Seeing Red Challenge and to read other great pieces. Thanks to Putting My Feet in the… Continue reading red is the color of passion
sun lit memories of wine stained molten kisses warm the bitter nights as lips once burnt by fire still smolder in the mind’s eye Image Credit: ©2020 Padre Ramblings This wonderful photo sparked memories of hot European days and nights, so thanks to Colleen's Tanka Tuesday for the photo and to Putting My Feet in the… Continue reading memories
footsteps in the sand brief pages of perfection in the book of life (Image credit; Akshay Premjith- Pixabay) Thanks to Putting My Feet in the Dirt for the great prompt phrase (pages of perfection) and to Sadie for Keeping it Alive and for the great photo! Visit their sites for more writing and the rules of the… Continue reading footsteps
elated i lay under a star near the sea as hate drifts away Channeling hopeful thoughts. Thanks to Ronovan Writes and Putting My Feet in the Dirt for their inspiration.
reverie broken memories wet on my cheek a dream in a tear Thanks to Putting My Feet in the Dirt and to Fandango for two great ideas that worked perfectly together. Check out their sites for great writing and the rules of the game.
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
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 challenge to… Continue reading Desires: Lost or Found
Dark seeps through the rift. The creator of days persists Still, the shadows grow. Not feeling particularly hopeful or cheery tonight, but thanks for the inspiration go to Putting My Feet in the Dirt and Sue's #WritePhoto Prompt Check out their sites for other great writing. And as an FYI, the super gloomy shadow shot is mine.