Lonely Flower #haiku #photography #poetry

Striving Alone

 dead the stone grass

no home for me

(this photograph and haiku led to the Villanelle below)

Striving all alone

none can understand

I lie here as a stone


you hear not my pain’s groan

faint lifting of my hand

striving all alone


stripped clean like a bone

winter fell upon this land

I lie here as a stone


love I failed to own

life sifted like the sand

striving all alone


cold cannot atone

dark heart they call you man

I, silent as a stone


death has called me home

relieved of golden band

strived this life alone

I lie here as a stone


 This “Little Ones” episode is about the Burmese poetry form ‘Thanbauk’. It consists of three lines of four syllables each. Traditionally, they are full of humor. It also has a rhyme in it. The rhyme is on the fourth syllable of the first line, the third syllable of the second, and on the second syllable of the third.


The highly structured villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. The form is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain. The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem’s two concluding lines. Using capitals for the refrains and lowercase letters for the rhymes, the form could be expressed as: A1 b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 A2.

Carpe Diem’s freestyle prompt Lonely Flower

He Loves Me He Loves Me NOT #valentines day


Like a girl I pull a petal

eagerly waiting the answer

“He loves me

He loves me not


I pulled the petals

from the flower of love

What did they say?

He loves me…

My eyes through their window you could see

Lips that sang under yours

Calderon of desire

He loves me not…

A trick of the petals I see

but they will not get the better of me


Who was given the petal?

I would like to know!

It cannot last

Why does one petal make the difference?

Passion in the night

Empty embrace is in the dawn – indifference

He loves me…





Fair thee well petal

I shall find new discovery in

the fragrant petal of




Photo “He loves me not” L. Moon copyright 2011

The End of Summer (a poem)

She looked up at the sun

her face fresh as Spring

which had departed

Summer on the wing


She wanted to cry

but no one would hear

everyone wanted Fall

that was evidently clear


She was resolved to her fate

to be the last one

that beautiful face

that shone in the sun


A sister would rise

next year that was true

but her end was at hand

her life almost through


The last rose in my garden (above) inspired this poem. Enjoy fall


Looking ahead, without looking back (too often)


Thanks for following a cowgirl on her crazy life journey.

Maria Michaela Poetry

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. - Edgar Allan Poe

A Unique Title For Me

Hoping to make the world more beautiful

Writer Ravenclaw

Books by author Diana Coombes

Some View on the World

With previous posting of "Our World" on Blogger

I Write Her

my humanity in written form

Reena Saxena

Experiments in Creative Writing, and more ....


Poetry by Mich




Everyday musings ....Life as I see it.......my space, my reflections and thoughts !!

The Children's and Teens' Book Connection

From Board Books to Clean YA

Trisha Faye

Cherishing the Past while Celebrating the Present



Therapy Bits

Living life with dissociative identity disorder and complex ptsd

Brizzy Mays Books and Bruschetta

Predominately Books But Other Stuff Too

Monty’s Blahg

Home of Monty Vern

Faith Builders with Philip and Michelle Steele

Building your faith and framing your world by the Word of God