Fresh Start #photography #poetry

 

I breathe in fresh dawn of a new day

I look back upon the crisp winter morn

before my shovel through the snow it breaks

I can see where nature between winter’s thaw is torn

but I’ll choose the welcome Pacific spray

 

I wanted to share a Fresh opportunity to share your poetry for a project (that I am part of) that will benefit orphans of Ebola. If you write poetry have a look.

 

“FRESH” is This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge

Sails and Storms #poetry #photography

 

 

 

sailing on the sun

Turbulent we ride it out

on high churned up seas

tie down the sails

in slickers freeze

the day had been

balmy and blue

grey skies forever

waves choppy too

you take the good

I’ll take the bad

the stormy days

are close at hand

as you let loose your sails

remember this day

we long for the ocean

with which to play

Poet’s United Midweek Motif is: Stormy Weather

 

 

Lost Treasure #poetry #photography

monterey

where did you leave your treasure

I asked of stormy sky

the tide is quick receding

it will retreat and hide

where did you hide the treasure

beneath a shell or brook

I cannot deep go wading

or wet will be my book

where did you leave my treasure

I look into moon’s eye

 a blushing smile revealing

and wearing a disguise

where did you leave your treasure

I hasten now to look

before the sea comes surging

I’ll drown while being o’ertook

blue striations

Where did you leave your treasure???

Daily Post:Sink or Swim #poetry #photography #dpchallenge

impressionistic swimming pool 2

I was asked to do this alone

swim the ocean

while they all watched me

carrying a stone

*

lap by lap each travail

those I thought I loved

held their breath

waiting for me to fail

*

society wills the fall

no program teaches me to swim

empty promises thrown my way

til many are nothing at all

*

I was asked to do this alone

swim the ocean

while they all watched

me

carrying a stone

Poetry allows a writer to say things he/she would be criticized for saying. Suffice it to say I easily as a divorced, unemployed, uninsured, mother (did I mention homeless) could have drown in the “system.” Fortunately, I had a role model who, rather than depend on a system that makes one weak,  struck out into the ocean alone.

My hand, filled with compassion, goes out to those who have had to swim in the sea of adversity with nothing but their determination to make it.

The WordPress Daily Post Challenge offered a great prompt for today “Sink or Swim”

Cheers to the others who are staying afloat:

  1. Russian Accordionist | Photos to inspire you
  2. Perseverance | The Magic Black Book
  3. Sink or Swim | Geek Ergo Sum
  4. Persist | thinkerscap
  5. Sink, Swim or Fly | The Ambitious Drifter
  6. Endure | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  7. Alone Again Naturally | Finale to an Entrance
  8. DEPRESSED OPTIMIST + PAINTS + BRUSHES | Standing Ovation, Seated
  9. The deep end of the pool | RPMAS
  10. PROMPT: Sink or Swim | AvaLlea’s Blog
  11. Silent Agony… | paperdollsletter
  12. Doing The Right Thing Can Leave You Lonely | The Jittery Goat
  13. I said loudly, in my best English tourist voice, “Does this go to…” | thoughtsofrkh
  14. True beauty | Veni, vici, vidi
  15. The Tow Truck Driver Drove a Chariot
  16. Daily Prompt: Sink or Swim | Awl and Scribe
  17. God’s Grace | A mom’s blog
  18. Sinking not an option for cowards | crookedeyebrows
  19. Women in East : One Perspective ! | Dreams to Reality !
  20. Winter Water | The Ring Lady
  21. Daily Prompt: Sink or Swim – A migrant’s story | littlegirlstory
  22. Daily Prompt: Sink or Swim | Finding Life
  23. Whatever It Takes | Lori’s Life and Other Stuff
  24. Sink or swim? | Motherhood and Beyond
  25. Daily Prompt: Sink or Swim – My Car Buying Experience | The Story of a Guy
  26. When life steals your lemons… | Words
  27. Perseverance in Harness | Kansa Muse
  28. Daily Prompt: Sink or Swim | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  29. Sink or Swim? So limiting… | It’s my blog, innit…
  30. Even a Fool Can See | Not a Punk Rocker
  31. Learning Patience… | Haiku By Ku
  32. Daily Prompt: Sink or Swim | Basically Beyond Basic
  33. Daily Prompt: Dive! Dive! Dive! | One Starving Activist
  34. The debate | Life is great
  35. “By Myself” | Active Army Wife
  36. DP Challenge: Sink or Swim « Morning Pages
  37. Tree Trials | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  38. Sink or Swim? | mineisdee
  39. Daily Prompt: Sink or Swim/ Out on my Own | The Smallest of Stars
  40. Sing or Swim – Compass & Quill
  41. Sink or Swim | Bright Tuesday
  42. Drown or paddle | LauGraEva
  43. ALONE WITH SHAME | Emotional Fitness
  44. Daily Prompt: Scar | Morrighan’s Muse
  45. At The End Of My Last Dime! | *Recovery Ramblins Blog Of ~ Author Catherine Lyon*
  46. Blue Loft
  47. The Glowing Tree | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  48. Glub, glub, glub … (sink or swim) | I Didn’t Just Wake Up This Morning with a Craving
  49. Extreme business as usual | Le Drake Noir
  50. Treading Water | A Good One

Nowaki (windstorm) #haiku #poetry #photography

touched by the wind

storm waves part our path in two

left to walk alone

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has done a lovely job of sharing a picture of kigo Nowaki and in the process has taken a walk in the storm with Basho. Enjoy Nowaki inspirations here 

 

Photography: Monterey Sands in black and white © L. Moon

The Artist’s Palette

spent wave 2
Spent Wave

In the artist’s world

simple beauty will distract

mistry swirl of oil color

prismed light that refracts

a simple world

no obtrusive big screen

music through the breeze classic

filters through sunny dreams

you do need a compass

you’d be utterly lost

on the sea of the canvas

flurried and tossed

I lived there

between celedon and blue

my fingerprints now hidden

tho my portaits aren’t few

the artist breathes

a differnt type air

there’s a mixture of sorts

no worries no dispair

from the linseed of life

a philosophy spins

gather hope from the brush

the artist slyly grins

but tucks it away

as she packs up the night

for to share this pure world

would give few souls delight

moon photo
Old Man

going to the birds

Even the rust is artistic in the artist’s domain.

Photography: “Spent Wave”  photographed image oil painting circa 1980s by Clare

“Old Man” photographed image of oil painting original circa 1960s Clare

“Going to the birds” © L. Moon 2013