Rising from the depths, the solo flame meets daylight. In concert, they join to purge the night’s dark shadows. Illuminating new hope. Image credit https://unsplash.com/@codyhiscox It's been a long time since I've been here, but I'm determined to make time in 2023! So thanks to MindLoveMiserysMenagerie's Photo Challenge and Linda Hill's JusJotJan challenge for getting me back… Continue reading New Hope
the day after you left (a tanka)
to defy the dark I stand on the precipice heart beating in time as destiny’s reflection brightens the murky waters Image by Michael Bußmann from Pixabay Thanks for the inspiration to Sue's Tanka Tuesday Challenge. This is a bit of a companion piece to this morning’s piece for Sadje's What Do You See challenge: the night before you left.… Continue reading the day after you left (a tanka)
the night before you left (a tanka)
did we dance that night or only stroll ‘cross the bridge as the stars grew bright our path illuminated but our destiny unknown Image Credit: Lucas Albuquerque Thanks for the inspiration to Sadje's WDYS Challenge and visit the day after you left for this story's follow up!
in the pauses (a tanka)
Dreams for tomorrow. Fingertips tracing my face with child like wonder. Love growing in the pauses as our hearts beat together. Thanks for the inspiration to Linda's JusJoJan Challenge (fingertips) and to Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge (child / grow).
defying destiny (a tanka)
seeking to avoid an unchosen destiny she slips through the gap like a whisper in the night a bounded servant no more I love cemeteries. A recent visit to the historic Oaklawn Cemetery in Tampa inspired thoughts about escaping an unwanted destiny; whether that fate is death or something else is up to the reader… Continue reading defying destiny (a tanka)
Am I a dreamer? Still full of hope as I yearn. Or am I a clown? Yes, says the face in the glass with your destiny foretold. Image courtesy of Forgottenx at DeviantArt I’m not sure that this piece fits perfectly into any of the challenges that inspired me today. So apologies if… Continue reading quixotic musings
false tears (a tanka)
You provoke! he cries. An Aberration. he cries. You make me! he cries He cries. I apologize. False tears. We begin again. Important reminder: COVID-19 has worsened the ongoing horror of domestic violence. If you or a loved one (in the U.S) needs more information or help, they can contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline As… Continue reading false tears (a tanka)
honeyfuggle me sing bon mots about mon coeur melt my resistance whisper words sweet like sugar until I’m bound by your spell Thanks to the WOTD Challenge for teaching me a new word (honeyfuggle) and to Frank's haiku challenge for inspiring me one more time!
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
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