Care Givers #atozchallenge #elderly

  She brought a fragrant rose every day. I always wanted to change Chelsie’s name to Joy. She reminded me of a fountain that was always bubbling over with joy. She always knocked on the door at 9:55 in the morning. Mr. C would go off to do his errands. Chelsie and I would doContinue reading “Care Givers #atozchallenge #elderly”

Find Serenity #beach #haiku #photography

  I awaken sand in hidden places its always been there   A photo prompt from Word Press to enjoy – Serenity  Some serene shots: Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (castelsarrasin) Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (cardinalguzman) Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (carowoods) Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (cee’s photos) Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (j picks) Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity (beholdContinue reading “Find Serenity #beach #haiku #photography”

Departing the Year #haiku #photography

Today our prompt at Carpe Diem is departing year, and it is extracted from Jane Reichhold’s “A Dictionary of Haiku” … it’s a nice prompt I think and it fits (of course) the time of year … Here is Jane’s example of this prompt: slow rains as if leaves were falling at winter’s end ©Continue reading “Departing the Year #haiku #photography”

Beneath the Tree #3 #elderly #Christmas #poetry

Sitting in a chair watching the door for days turkey smells are old something in her memory plays closets all are opened every ornament has a place this big house is empty ghosts in too many a space Sitting in a chair she ticks the number of gifts her grandchildren are grown more often sheContinue reading “Beneath the Tree #3 #elderly #Christmas #poetry”

Nuts – I Feel Winter #winter #haiku #photography

Hidden in the shadows, striving to find some life. Digging out to freedom, it’s cold outside tonight. The snow it falls too often covering all that I once had. Bring my family’s coffin fall’s food has all gone bad. Cold I watch for spring winter taunts the sun’s rays one lonely nut The prompt for Chevrefeuille’sContinue reading “Nuts – I Feel Winter #winter #haiku #photography”

Her Headstone #poetry #death #photography

The words in bold I pulled from a gravestone poem written by a grieving husband to his wife who had passed so young.   Charlotte I spoke your name in harmony with the lark now the marble holds memories cold I caressed your hand through the bitterest of fights now I seek your shadow as you slumber at night * silveryContinue reading “Her Headstone #poetry #death #photography”

In the Fray #dpchallenge #photography #poetry

 On the edges of  battle mouth of cannon burns exhausted reliant on my mooring fore and aft held taut If afraid when things splinter they become stubble and stone     Today’s DP Photography Challenge is Fray .

Rare Discovery #haiku #nature #photography

mezurashi ya   yama wo ide ha no   natsu nasubi how rare! on leaving the mountain the first eggplant ~Basho For moments you peak before sun’s heat dries your skin lawn ballerina Carpe Diem’s prompt “How Rare” is inspired by one of Basho’s lesser known haiku.

Second Fiddle #poetry #art #music

Playing out of tune my first string snapped no one to hear my concerto anyway * Key of C is flat you came and seized my bow then you walked away over plucked *** not to worry tho  my strings I changed today more bows,  in a bit of  luck  fiddler performs soon *** RelationshipsContinue reading “Second Fiddle #poetry #art #music”

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