Haiku & Other Poetry, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Desires: Lost or Found

    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… Continue reading Desires: Lost or Found

Haiku & Other Poetry

Mother Earth: Nevertheless She Persisted

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.

Haiku & Other Poetry

Wanted

Wanted: All Wizards With Foolish Incantations And Sage Spells To Spare To Gather All Your Powers And Align The Stars Again      This fun little tanka was brought to you thanks to the inspiration of FOWC (power) and Putting My Feet in the Dirt's fabulous phrase "foolish incantations" which seemed to go hand-in-hand with Sue's photo prompt. Thanks y'all!

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

Flash Fiction

The Breakwater

She sat on the breakwater and hoped the sound of the waves would soothe her. His words hadn’t. “In between the clover and the dampened earth.” That’s how the minister described it. Sounded poetic. Nicer than “here’s where we buried her body.” But that was reality. Ma was dead. And no pretty words were going… Continue reading The Breakwater

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

My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

To Do Lists

Yesterday’s To Do List disrupt the status quo smash the patriarchy be an ally shatter the glass ceiling practice intersectional feminism crack open the captivating confines of my privilege be civil Today’s To Do List disrupt the status quo smash the patriarchy be an ally shatter the glass ceiling practice intersectional feminism crack open the… Continue reading To Do Lists