no more comic books or picturing his first shave no more sneaking drinks or pretending not to hear two ten main street is no more Thanks to Fandango for the thought-provoking photo. It reminded me of the sad Covid-19 reality that some things may never come back. Not sure why my mind went to barbershops, but… Continue reading his first barber
The cord stretching tight “Shut up David it’s my turn” Giggles and whispers Beep! Call waiting (no don’t go) Crying, as he said goodbye Today at NaPoWriMo our prompt asks us to move backwards in time away from such modern contrivances as podcasts and write a poem that features forgotten technology. This immediately brought… Continue reading one phone to rule 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
dark gives way to light a nova bursts then dies life’s circle unveiled as the stars of the night sky reveal themselves de novo Thanks to Colleen and Sally for this week's Tanka Tuesday theme: the night sky. Check it out!
never fear they said just follow the path they said no defeat they said straight on to glory they said only whispers now (they said) Perhaps it’s my current state of mind, but the photo brought to mind fallen armies and (for you Tolkien fans) barrow-wights so … here we are. Thanks to Sue for… Continue reading they said
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
to spark devotion and banish cacophony the birds joined their calls and sang a sweet melody in unity with the trees Thanks to Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Synonyms Only Challenge Our words for today are “love” and “harmony” and my synonyms are “devotion” and “unity.” 'Twas fun but hard!
When the fairies dance joy fills the garden again rousing sleeping worms and bottom-dwelling dreamers to bathe in the sparkling light My thanks to the two different challenges that had me thinking about fairies and light and things that dance and grow: Crimson's Creative Challenge and MMM's Tale Weaver.
to defy ennui a message in a bottle washed ashore today bearing the bones of our past as starkly bleached harbingers This bleak message was written as a response to the image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay courtesy of the wonderful Colleen's Tanka Tuesday Poetry Photo Challenge. Click for details and other contributions. For some reason, this week's… Continue reading bones of our past
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