Weight of Feelings #atozchallenge #poetry #photography


I felt the weight of Atlas

precariously balanced on my shoulders

a lifetime fit into

that cupful of moments


So many things remembered

others eternally forgotten

the grimace of anguish



on my heart


A wax casting

would never hold fast the sorrow

Sadly, if it cracked

so would the dam

that held  the reservoir of emotions at bay


I would drown instantly from the deluge

“Better to suffer years

of waxen apathy”

the seer whispers “then to…


At that moment

the power of the deluge



my pain


Words: A necessary part of every poet’s verse. It’s not the number of them that counts but the meaning ascribed to each and every one.



“Poetry is the spontaneous outflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origins from emotion recollected in tranquility. “

William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads, 1802

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2014]

Hidden Tears #haiku #photography

Is she not beautiful...
Is she not beautiful…

Hidden is the trace

eves tears dangle in the breeze

heat wipes them away

Carpe Diem presents a special haiku challenge in memory of Kikaku

whose haiku follows:

such a beautiful face
the pheasant scratches it
with jagged spurs
Photography “Hibiscus Beauty” © L. Moon


A Garden of Love #mother’sday #mothers #haiku #flowers

hibiscus beauty

A woman’s love

open gift for her children

nothing in return


nothing in return

sacrifice by the plenty

fragrant flower


fragrant flower

reminds me of her garden

where love always blooms


In tribute to women the world over who have made this globe a better place to live because of their gift of love and example to their children.

Thanks to Kristjaan at Carpe Diem who has encouraged us to offer our haiku – simple words to those who have done so much.


Photography: “Hibicus Beauty” copyright L. Moon 2012

“Yellow Rose Pink Kissed” L. Moon 2011

A Lover’s Face #poetry #photography #nature

Is she not beautiful…

Her beauty blooms over me

a sighing red lipstick kiss

I am caught

gazing upon your blushing smile

the heat rises as I ponder

“Can such beauty be held in a mortal’s fingertips?

will my touch cause her to brown and wither?”

I dare not risk the sacrifice

I entreat “Never turn your face”

I remain content

Imagining the silk like fluttering

graze against a waiting lover’s lips


Inspired by the beauty of this lovely hibiscus I had to write a poem in her honor.

Photograph:”Hibiscus Beauty” copyright 2012 L. Moon