Join us for Colleen’s weekly challenge. This week the prompt words are COLD AND SAFE. I have used CHILLED AND GUARDED for the synonyms in this- my first ever-  Etheree. FREEDOM Step into another way of living chilled flesh is a sign not of death but of change where spirits once were guarded within these […]

HAPPY ELEVENTY-FIRST CHALLENGE! Join us for Colleen’s eleventy-first challenge, where this week, the challenge is to craft a poem using synonyms for the challenge words ‘celebrate’ and ‘number.’ 111 ~ A Haibun   Auspicious symbols Honoring life’s memories – Colleen’s Poetry Challenge – One hundred and eleven Tantalizing tastes of verse.   As I sit […]

Come and join us for this week’s #Tanka Tuesday, Synonyms for this weeks challenge are DENY and CHANGE. Bathing in the light, I fight the depths of darkness And transform my soul.   For there’s no home for hatred Where pure compassion dances.   Afraid to show yourself — I see you there, shivering though […]

This was published once before, but circumstances in my life at the moment – in this Mercury Retrograde and Age of Aquarius moment – urged me to share this one again. It might sound crazy, but I think this is one of the most important poems I’ve ever written. BURIED, DEEP. Note: OK, so having […]

“I’m in the garden!” Mum’s voice bounces off the glass walls of the greenhouse, happy and content, pottering around with her tomatoes. This is where she thrives – out in the sunshine and the rain – her fingers, quite literally – green with her love of all that grows. And now, she is here – […]

This week’s challenge is to craft a Tanka poem using SYNONYMS in place of the words ‘dignity’ and ‘success.’ Join in the fun on Colleen’s site by clicking here!This week’s challenge is to craft a Tanka poem using SYNONYMS in place of the words ‘dignity’ and ‘success.’ Join in the fun on Colleen’s site by […]

Join us for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge! This week, Light and Dark.   ARCHES Touching the stone arch, Fingertips tracing eons; Shadows and sun play. The presence of ancient magic is palpable here; Nature’s slow painting of a myriad sand colors, leading back to a time unremembered by any but the fossilized souls of animals; […]