Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

Then Chaos

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

Haiku & Other Poetry, Random Rants, tutto e niente

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 challenge to… Continue reading Desires: Lost or Found

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

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, tutto e niente

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, tutto e niente

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, tutto e niente

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, tutto e niente

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, tutto e niente

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