Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

to become transcendent

rising together yesterday not forgotten but looking ahead   for the hope of tomorrow is to become transcendent Thanks to Colleen and her Tanka Tuesday Theme Prompt. Visit her site for details and great writing. My tanka was inspired by current events as well as the provided theme: A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: … Continue reading to become transcendent

Flash Fiction, Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

his first barber

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

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

one phone to rule them …

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 …

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

day dreaming delay: a tanka for our times

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

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

they said

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

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente


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

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

looking for love & harmony

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!

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

Dancing Fairies

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.