School Daze #children #school #poetry

sharpen the pencils

eraser dust flies

line all the chairs

awaiting new smiles

desks stand empty

no laughter in the air

quiet and lonely

no scrape of a chair

This year there are many classrooms that stand waiting in lonely anticipation for the voices of children…

Lonely But Not Alone #haiku #reflection

A Way in the Storm 2012 Moondust Designs

broken by cold
world's storm tears fragile promise
fragrant offering called hope


Are you finding yourself alone in this mixed up world of CoVid 19? Worries swirl about your head for yourself, family, the world.

“This is my comfort in my affliction, For your word has given me life.”

~Psalm 119:50

Hang on to the two words Comfort and Affliction that form a parenthesis around the word and very presence of affliction. Trials and afflictions (doubts and pains) may not be nullified, but they are cushioned by the faithful Word of God.

Please take heart today. He is always there.
Inspired by a fellow blogger’s post: a prayer and a flower.

Nothing #atozchallenge #poetry #photography

N

There is a place called “nothing”

devoid of space and time

I guarantee it’s real

Represents a frame of mind

***

“Nothing” you might say is empty

Some might say it’s flat

A question merely lingers

“Nothing”- where is that?

***

Could nothing be a place

A place where you are not

People point and gawk

For some – it is their lot

***

Many say its fiction

Others say it’s fact

Sadly, I have lived there

Never wanting  to go back

***

I pulled this poem from my 2010 archives. I tried in the style of Dr. Seuss to use simple rhyme and rhythm to make  astute  and silly observation.

****

“It was at that age
that poetry came in search of me.” 
― Pablo Neruda,

Neologism
A newly coined word. Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” is filled with them, including “slithy” and “gimble.”

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2014]

No Time for Love #Tanrenga #poetry #art #photography

this dark autumn night
the bright stars of milky way
cries of geese above

(c) Lothar (Rheumatologe)

long lonely days we fly away

no time to stop dream of love

© mdw

This dark autumn night

the bright stars of milky way

cries of geese above

long lonely days we fly away

no time to stop dream of love

Photograph and drawing  ©L. Moon

We continue the Carpe Diem Tan Renga challenge in the month of November. Today the haiku prompt is by Lothar of Rhematologe.

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.

X X X A
X X A X
X A X X
*

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

Nowhere #photography challenge #haiku #poetry

There is beauty even in the middle of dirty, dusty nowhere…

There stood a tree

on a long dusty road

nowhere was its name

lone tree

A forlorn homestead

too barren for life to thrive

the land had won

lone house composition

solitary woman

had lost more than she had gained

still beauty survived

jennifers art

The prompt for the word press weekly photo challenge is one shot – two ways. Leave it to a poet to use poetic licence to look from the outside in and the inside out

Photography all © images by L. Moon 2013

The two landscape images were taken with an iphone while driving 60 miles per hour. For such a little camera it gives pretty good resolution.

Ck out some of the great photographic responses to the prompt:

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  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways | e-Shibin
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways | Molly Greye
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  20. Wekly Photo Challenge: One Shot,Two Ways | Lucid Gypsy
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  22. WordPress weekly photo challenge: One shot, two ways | Milka Pejovic
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  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways (Costa Rican Jungle) | Albatz Gallery & Blog
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  27. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways | picturingpositive
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  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways Part II Philadelphia City Hall | I see beauty all around by rob paine
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Full Snow Moon #haiku #carpediem #winter #moon

first-day-winter-full-moon-snow-tree-walk

Lonely silhouette

you are leaving me behind

in silver moonlight

*

In silver moonlight

I walk on my frozen tears

nothing to call back

*

Nothing to call back

barren lies my horizon

when you are not here

A beautiful snowy prompt by Carpe Diem Haiku Prompt

The Woman at the Sound (Micro fiction)

“What are you pondering dear?”

“Wish I could hold you one more time.”

“Our boy is here with me.

x’s and o’s from Heaven.

Waiting for you!”

Thanks to Susan of Stony River for hosting Micro Fiction Monday. Ya gotta spin a tale in 140 characters or less based on the photo prompt. Come join the fun.

On the moon (a poem)

apart from a few rocks up here
it’s pretty desolate in space
they left a flag on display
colors, torn, and frayed

*
It’s dark and cold,

I feel misplaced

quite lonely here

no one’s near

**

you talk alot

to yourself I hear

will I lose my mind

oh dear!

***

what I love

about this place

to reflect on your
lovely face

A tribute to a spectacular Sci Fi , speculative fiction writer Ray Bradbury who lives in the clouds I believe. Still writing at 90!!!

You are gone

I felt it

I just had to stare

the room so silent

the closet more bare

***

you are gone

its true

no laughter just tears

what now

what do I do?

***

No words to describe

the emptiness I feel

the best I can do

write  til I’m still

****

You will be missed

how can I convey

the ache in my heart

that won’t go away

Thank you to auntiNkansas “Empty Closet”

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

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