To Her Who Shines Bright #MothersDay #poetry

Orange sun is setting  too few memories I look in her garden even bugs will do so little remains my little rose is gone even tree stumps decayed hidden in waxy green I find her smiling face Camillia pink blush I want to inhale one remnant of us To Mothers everywhere who plant seeds in […]

All the Right Ingredients #poetry #photography

  missing is your smile like a warm summer ray when the doves come to nest and the squirrels jump and play empty are my hands once filled with sweet dough melty good your cookies  so hard to let you go unfilled is the space that lies within my heart never can replace love that […]

The Year Dims to Sight #poetry #newyear

“I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen of meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been”  Bilbo ~JRR Tolkien Lord of the Rings~ **** I sit and ponder,  last log burns lingering o’er fading light few pages now left to turn behind the year dimming to sight I sit […]

Plum Memory #tanrenga

a child’s memory sweet is her pink fruit smile leg, hands and limbs (mdw) where the waters flow afar the village glows with sweet plum flowers       (Anonymous)   The Tan Renga challenge (from Kristjaan Panneman) is to build a haiku off the two lined stanza. A great challenge as we usually build off […]

Box of Memories #memories #haiku

flower covered box lily scented contents spill  memories inside scent of orchids– like a foreign country the sickle moon © Kobayashi Issa The prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is Lily of the Valley. Something about that flower reminds me of my grandmother. Thanks to friends like Charles Martin I am inspired each day to […]

Melancholia #haiku #photography

stirring my fingers pool of liquid memory filled with for nevers Melancholy is the prompt at Carpe Diem. Many of us are melancholic wishing for spring to come. I Wanted to share that submissions are now being accepted for the project for the children orphaned by Ebola. All poets and haiku poets welcome to share […]

Monet and Poplars #haiku #art

  Gathering my thoughts my paints loathe to follow poplar dreams * sky color palette cloud influenced impression Monet found * canvas dry I miss my poplar print no more tears   Monet influenced so many writers and artists and continues to do so. The Carpe Diem prompt is “Poplars”

Bright are the Bows Brighter the Memories #thepast #poetry #holidays

“Life’s memories are like packages with bright bows” ~ L. Moon I look at you from north, south, east, and west like a cat I watch you and wait sitting on the edge of expectation don’t pretend that you are inert you who shine with brilliant colors holding poignant the past underneath your cheerful bow it […]

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