Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

swirling hope

as the colors swirl we contemplate the morrow upwelling with hope Photo credit to Ian Dooley-Unsplash Trying the positivity thing again! Thanks to Ronovan Writes for the challenging haiku words: morrow and surge. (I subbed in upwelling for surge.) And thanks to Sadje's WDYS Challenge for a truly hopeful photo inspiration.

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

finding joy

a day without flaw as we walk towards the storm seizing the moment I've no intention of ignoring the very real mess we're in BUT I am trying to remember that I still have joy in my life. So in attempt number ... (I've lost track!) I am choosing to recognize my happy places. Thanks… Continue reading finding joy

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

Monday’s Child

dawn shines her first light and Monday’s child, fair of face, casts her eyes downward Obviously my little haiku owes a thanks to the unknown writer of this 19th century children’s poem: Monday's child is fair of face Tuesday's child is full of grace Wednesday's child is full of woe Thursday's child has far to… Continue reading Monday’s Child

Haiku & Other Poetry, Random Rants, tutto e niente

the monkey*

the monkey gazes adoringly at himself    as they kiss his ass Views are my own but thanks for the inspiration to Ronovan Writes and his challenge to use chimpanzee (which I subbed in monkey) and kiss in a haiku. *My apologies to actual monkeys, apes, chimps .... Cover Illustration by Tim O’Brien for TIME.

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, tutto e niente

turn to stone

stop hiding your face silently wishing for change turn to stone no more Thanks to Ronovan Writes for the word prompts (face / change) that fit perfectly with the  Sunday Photo fiction prompt. Photo courtesy of Pixabay Not sure if I'm interpreting the lyrics as intended but they inspired me as well ... Turn To Stone (written and… Continue reading turn to stone

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

trampled

disguised by deceit   as they race for the dollar unmoved by our pain Photo Illustration by Erik Carter Thanks to Ronovan Writes for today's haiku challenge. Our words were cloak (for which I substituted disguised) and race. The challenge inspired me but the opinions are my own. And my apologies to elephants everywhere. They are… Continue reading trampled