CHESS   I will not be a pawn in your game Kings and queens are veiled in secrecy Never the face you see glued to the box. Behind the scenes, where pawns never tread, Here, the sleight of hand is played; The advertised venue, a smokescreen   Where is the pawn that once was […]

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party” is a phrase used by an early expert on the use of the Remington typewriter by Frank E. McGurrin in 1889. Wiki * It’s an old phrase that was often used in typing practice, back when my granny was […]

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 […]

DOCTOR 11:11   My life seems to be full of elevens. This morning, I was having a wonderful dream and simply refused to wake up from it. Matt Smith- one of my favourite people- was showing me how to colour the Universe, and I was having so much fun that I knew normal life couldn’t […]

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 – […]

A HAPPY MEDIUM I made the mistake of thinking this morning, (can any good come from this?! 😀 ), and – having thunk up a storm, I read my numerology for the day. Here it is: ***************** “DREAMS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF THE FUTURE Today’s Numbers are 7, 34, 4, 3 Monday, April 30, 2018: […]

  Click here for this week’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday       PERCEPTION IS REALITY I can vividly remember stumbling out of a darkened cinema near London’s Piccadilly Circus some thirty-plus years ago, the two of us coming to a sudden stop as the bright lights, the city sounds, and the suffocatingly clammy warmth of […]