Haiku: End Of May… some Saiga Antelopes die… May has lost … Saigas! Days of sunshine, thunderstorms, June’s sweet buds beckon..
Writing | Poetry | Haiku
I thought I’d climb a castle’s tower, and punctuate through guarded clouds, favored with the highest views, through secret doors concealed from crowds.
You make fun of how I look
Of how I speak and move
You laugh out loud, make snide remarks
My ‘stupidness’ to prove
Have you ever created found poetry? This one got me thinking about how we are all connected to this place we call home.
I’m wrapping up the week of Writing 201: Poetry by completing the remaining assignments in this post. It’s been quite the exhilarating journey and nothing gives me more joy than to exercise my brain creating some poetry.
There is grace around us all; we just have to open the door to receive it. It comes in many ways and to each of us, it is a unique experience.
Have you ever eavesdropped in a cafe before? Have you ever eavesdropped with your crazy cousin in a cafe before? Enjoy the drama.
“It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.” Chaos Theory Haiku: The Butterfly Effect We flit, here and there Change one thing, change everything… Butterfly effect We are connected our flapping wings, your big mouth Chaos stirs within… We […]
First I imagined how great it could be. Then I realized what a time suck it might become. If I manage my current time well, I have nothing to worry about.
I know you are there In the back of my mind but I am not sure what you’re wanting to find Are there certain emotions or feelings you seek
All of life is ephemeral. We come to truly understand that statement when we or someone we love is battling a life threatening illness.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” Mahatma Gandhi We sit, stare, at horror shows… Lives maimed, wasted, at war zones Children blown apart… A day of bloodshed Planes falling from “friendly” skies. Human carnage, grows… […]
I haven’t always been so true, No one knows this more than you. When your child was abused too, I said, “This is what you should do.” “You should definitely speak out!” My words becoming a shout. You should’ve given me a clout And said, “Go sort yourself out.” For yet, and all the while, I […]
Today is Thursday March 20th, the first, official day of spring! The buds start to peak through; crocuses, forget-me-nots, blossoming cherry trees herald the awakening of a new day. Spring has sprung and we can set aside winter wear, listen to some Mamba and dance in the yard. Soon, we’ll see now vegetation and floral life everywhere. Are you excited? What are your plans?
“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” Dean Martin Haiku: That’s Amore Dean Martin – That’s Amore (1956) Love… that’s amore It strikes at unusual times In strangest places “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Haiku: That’s Amore Life… that’s amore We wait […]
“The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. ” William James I Believe: A Haiku I believe we need A love touch … appreciation Like the morning sun He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus […]
What are the Golden Years? Have you ever wondered where the term Golden Years originated from? The blockqoute above tells us. However, when I think of Golden Years, I imagine being bathed in light as I lollygag on a private beach. After years of serving our fellow men and women, the fortunate amongst us might get a golden watch or parachute – a way to retire in style
If you believe in the blessings and meaning of threes, then you probably consider it a magical number that holds enormous power and yet brings harmony and good fortune to all. When I think of Three, the Holy Trinity and the triangular shape of the Ancient Egyptian pyramids come to mind.
My haiku is not a description of my experience but more a remembrance for those who have not had a chance to enjoy the love and safety of a home. Our homes are meant to be places of love and safety but sometimes, they become places of pain and suffering. If you grew up in a joyful home, be grateful for the blessing
Ever have an experience that felt surreal, as though you’d been suddenly transported into the twilight zone, where time seemed to warp, perhaps slowing down or speeding up? Tell us all about it. If you haven’t had an experience in real life that you can draw from, write a fictional account of a surreal experience.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt Haiku: Dreams Are Made Of This… Cherry Trees Dreams are made of this… Sweet, glorious, pink tree blooms Each a wish come true Dreams are made of this… A walk cocooned by tree hugs Bright with blessings too. “Do all […]
“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” Mahatma Gandhi Haiku: Walking on the Supermoon Walking on the moon I stop to gaze at my past All seemed lost so fast. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the […]
“The only vice that cannot be forgiven is hypocrisy. The repentance of a hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.” William Hazlitt 50 Shades Of Vice: A Haiku Dante’s seven deadly vices: Pride/vanity, Envy/jealousy, Wrath/anger, Sloth/laziness, Avarice, Gluttony, LustIbn abi Dunya seven censures: Worldliness, Ire, Envy,Slander, Obscenity, Intoxicants, Instruments of pleasure The Sarvāstivāda 108 Defilements = 98 proclivities […]
“Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I’m taking with me when I go.” Erma Bombeck In the kitchen Chilli Capsicum My Hot Kitchen Spice They call you Habanero My sweet Capsicum Where’s my […]
“We cannot let another person into our hearts or minds unless we empty ourselves. We can truly listen to him or truly hear her only out of emptiness.” M. Scott Peck Contemplating a fort with point arches – the Tunnel of Emptiness Apathy found me… A tunnel of emptiness Dank … bereft of love Śūnyatā […]
The thing that I’ve always liked about Halloween is that it temporarily demystifies evil, giving us permission to laugh at, and perhaps even celebrate, the dark side of everything. The common bat with its leathery wings, hyper-flapping against the tranquility of twilight, becomes a prop for hauntings and mayhem as we mimic devils, zombies, and […]
Art And Poetry Wait !! Before we get to that I just wanted to announce that I am beginning a new series of posts on a Thursday which are a look at the artist’s journey. namely mine. Some posts will be quite short, others longer, as I share with you my current works, challenges and […]
It’s Wednesday it must be time for Friday Fictioneers. The photo this week is courtesy of AnElephanCant – (an elephant obviously can) and we Fictioneers are following the yellow jersey of our tour leader Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Join us and meet new and interesting writers from all over the globe, we have fun but be warned, it is very addictive […]
Although I’ve always enjoyed writing poetry it was not until I joined a Writing Forum that I discovered my hidden passion. Much to my amazement I also discovered there are many different forms of poetry. To be honest, I’m secretly an old dinosaur at heart and much prefer poetry which rhymes – probably a throwback […]
Transcendent Tango – In recognition of the close of Poetry Month I have revised an old poem I wrote. I’m dedicating it to April, a pretty month, honoring her devotion to hope, awakenings, and vibrant new beginnings. Transcendent Tango The sky is a moody companion driving calm white billows into foamy currents over blue piercing thunderous […]