Cat and Mouse #poetry #deadlines

  leaving me one morsel follow affection’s trail perfect is the trap “sir, you are no mere cat!” * turn from being shunned closer now you come sidle Cheshire smile “sit with me awhile” * again, I take the bait no exit no escape in your claws another mouse  so many in this house *** sand  another […]

Despite Life’s Storms…Committed #poetry #haibun

* One day from Japan to Guam, a P-3 crew of 12 flew into a tempest. In the face of death, some grasped for metal others crumpled straws; I held to confidence in my God. For hours we were tossed like a mere play thing; it seemed impossible that a craft could hold together against such […]

Listen in Sorrow #birds #poetry #loss

happy you tend to the garden waking me daily with song bringing cheer never sorrow I find myself singing along * more work is there in the morrow gather and fashion a nest complaints never are filed rarely do you stop for a rest * little one out in the wet storm no jacket to […]

Horse #atozchallenge

Have you ever jumped on the bare back of a horse? You have to hang on with your legs as the two of you escape the world’s gravity and ride in the breeze of freedom. Sorrowfully you must  resign yourself to the dismount and returning to regular mundane terra. equine beauty man and beast seek […]

The Gift of the Crumpled Flower #poetry #photography

  “a flower was offered to me…” * crumpled, once wild and free the little one that gave it an orphan was he I looked in his eyes a clear blooming love I gathered some stars and joy from above  brief mere moments were all that we had but flowers are like that petals in our hands […]

Shoukan – Less Cold #haiku #winter

  Photos of last January flow Sun shines on white crystals Pulling on boots and gloves The shovel groans “It’s too cold. Can’t we wait?” I look at today’s forecast Last year’s high is today’s low I can enjoy my pictures of snow (my shovel agrees) **** rub hands together last January’s photo memory’s cold […]

A Bit Taller #haiku

The prompt from Carpe Diem’s Haiku Kai — Here is the haiku by Michael Dylan Welch to inspire you to write an all new haiku, tanka or another Japanese poetry form: pull of tonight’s moon— the harbor lighthouse a little taller © Michael Dylan Welch . My son when he was a little guy always loved […]

Search #poetry #blogginganniversary

What are you searching for? We are all looking for something: love,  fame, a change, meaning to life.  Don’t lose yourself as you are searching. Some of us do and then frantically have to find our way back. If you are a writer, express yourself and keep it fresh. If you are a painter, give […]

Thirty Six Percent #poetry

I bash my head against another diagnosis the maze of “I don’t knows” outweighs “this way out” I ping the depths for respiration I drag the bottom, no air to shout hanging off an IV bottle add a little more of that if you please just a little more desperation drugs can’t keep up with […]

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