No Comparison #art #nature #poetry

I tried to draw a rose today

but noise and life got in the way

my pencil finally took control

what it drew I hardly know

“it’s good I guess” I tell the pad

 I sniff the scent of rubber band

I tried to draw a rose today

crumpled paper, thrown away


rare beauty

inhale, no bottle can hold

rose succulence

Flowers can cheer a frown into a smile. Poets United knows this well and so the prompt this week is Flowers!!!


The Rose and the Thorn #poetry

dew speckled rose

I am but a worm on this leaf

I look upon two sides of the world

she is a beauty

full of life, a treasure

fanning hope and peace

he is a devil

piercing the sky with pain

injustice and anger

are his middle name

I am but a worm on this leaf

“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”

Albert Einstein

“But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.”

Psalm 22:6

The prompt for Poets United Midweek Motif is Justice or Poetic Justice. I will take poetic license and give a voice to the worm.

Photograph: Rose called ‘Peace

Not to Scale #photography #poetry



whether viewing football

through a glass

winter scene

rear view passed

what rose is sweeter

than its name

endless scales

perception changed


Ok so the poem is silly. The first photograph is an 80″ view of the Superbowl through an 8 oz glass. These all being offered for the WordPress Photochallenge  prompt- SCALE


Roses’ Secret #poetry #photography #undyinglove

Blushing rose

(he whispers) 13 rose fragrant riddles

a tease of love’s first senses

 (she) reclines upon fresh petals

(they) wrapped in moonlight embraces


beauty mingles with each day

sun reaches to taste her dew

in the garden they will play until the last ray is through


standing elegantly now

confident above the rest

she will stately take her bow wrinkles fade into the past


 she lays on the grave

 fingers hold her fast

smiles of memory’s day a love that would  eternal last

cemetery rose


Today’s prompt for Poet’s United Mid Week Motif is 13 (using 13 lines) . So often we think of this number as bad luck.


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Something Old, New, Borrowed, PINK #poetry #photography

Hint of pink

What am I to wear

season passed beneath the snow

ugly bulky winter fare

I will sing a lovely tune

to bring a smile to his face

not noisy as the summer festoon

none other than fragrance of spring

a dash of a tango

might I borrow fairy wing?

midnight  song will I falsetto sing

fresh light notes

nature’s simple offering

ivory with a hint of pink

dance I’ll share with the stars

 jealous be the moon I think

Today is Palm Sunday a day of newness and celebration. I wave my palm branch for the King knowing of the darkness to come.

This poem is from an old archived piece of prose, the poem is new, the photo was borrowed from my photography folder, the rose is a hint of Pink. This my offering for the wonderful, weekly, poetry pantry hosted by Mary at Poet’s United.

Bleeding heart #poetry #photography #valentine

broken rose

I took a pose

and beautifully fell

caught by stiff icy arms

elegant red rose


I tried to arise

from  white blanket cold

no hot house warmth

flower, snow and stone


lift me as I groan

nothing can I feel

what once ran free

a bleeding heart alone


no tears remain for me

shriveled up and dead

wind blows away at will

valentine’s face this  dread

Fresh #poetry #photography



 fallen the night before


 footprints on distant shore


capturing  fallen light


red rose smiling bright


hands clasped this day


love needed nothing to say


spoken to the skies


snowflakes in our eyes


petals fall in the breeze


whispers spoken to the trees


strong stood aged oak


 song where new life awoke


striving for the sun


new path on which to run

In 75 words or less: A New Year.  Again.  Are you a fan of “new”? Or are you tired of the whole idea of “new,” preferring the tried and true? 

Newness a prompt from Poet’s United.

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Beginning #photography #newyear #nature

The WordPress photochallenge prompt for the New Year is Beginning 

Hope you see how  Nature tells a story from different angles with my iphone. This is nature week at  phonography  Lens and pens by Sally

Happy New Year to a cast of fantastic photographers that I enjoyed in 2013!

  1. Photo Weekly Challenge : beginning | Mon beau manoir
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | The Good Enough Housewife
  4. gate | yi-ching lin photography
  5. New Sunrise, New Sunday, New Year | The Bottom of a Bottle
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | belgradestreets
  7. Photo Challenge: Beginning | The Girl Who Clicked
  8. Beginning | Solitary Spinster
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | A Journey of Wonders
  10. The Brandt Series: An Epiphany Moment and a day old fawn. | through the luminary lens
  11. Fog @Normafa, Budapest | sztracsek
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | mybeautfulthings
  13. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Beginning… | Lakshmi Loves To Shop
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Tvor Travels
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning… | M & A’s World
  16. Shovel required for this labor of love | Minnesota Transplant
  17. Weekly photo challenge: Beginning | The (Urban-Wildlife) Interface
  18. weekly photo challenge: beginning | FOUND
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | 18 million pixels
  20. Transcendence | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  21. Beginning or… | Ich sag mal
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginnings | World of Paris
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge : Beginning | gypsy life
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning (New Puppy) | Points of View
  25. Day 4/365: Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Just a Picture
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Occasional Stuff
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | A Face from the Crowd
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Shoot ‘N Go
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Three Beginnings | Making Life an Art
  30. Last Thoughts: Beginnings (The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge) | The Positive Page
  31. Beginning a pick-of-the-week series | marsowords
  32. So It Begins | Wiley’s Wisdom
  33. The Most Important Thing to Remember for 2014 | Print Sense Photography
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Travel. Garden. Eat.
  35. Beginning | A String of Pearls
  36. Amazing Great Blue Heron Nests on the Island | Babsje Heron
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge–Beginning | A New Day Dawns
  38. Looking Back on the Holidays… One Last Time | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  39. Zero to Hero | theotherpalette
  40. The Start of Something Wonderful | janna hill
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning | imexcited
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Nola Roots, Texas Heart
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | picture-bandit
  44. The Twelfth Day of Christmas: Beginnings ‘n Endings… | Life with Tess
  45. WPC: Beginnings | eljaygee
  46. Of New Beginnings and Possibilities | Ron Mayhew’s Blog
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Future Manhattanite
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Jejak Langkah
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge Haiku: Beginning II | Rob’s Surf Report
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Things I have learnt today
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: The Beginning | Untold Contemplation
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | mynuttydubai
  53. Weekly Photo Challange: Beginning | Lostinthot
  54. Beginnings | A Happy and Beautiful World
  55. on a wire | yi-ching lin photography
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Erin O’Leary
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Stefan Praetorius Naurin
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | From Scratch
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | MightWar
  60. Memoirs of 2013 – Through our Lens | The Tales of a Traveler
  61. Beginning – Weekly Photo Challenge | “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning « sianakdesa
  63. Eyes are the Gateway to the Soul | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  64. Onwards and upwards…the big New Year ‘do-over’ | Tish Farrell
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | YSalma
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Blessings through raindrops…
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning | paisleypedlar
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Tiffany Metzger
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | My Awakening Life
  70. Auspicious Beginning | Processing the life
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Pilot Fish
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | mommyneurotic
  73. Photo Challenge: Beginning | the Adventures of Celena Danielle*~
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Imperfect Happiness
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Cali Girl Says…
  76. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Flights. Camera. Satisfaction.
  77. We talked to our kids about charity | Butterfly Mind
  78. (Wake Me Up Now) Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning « Delightfully Different Life
  79. New Beginnings | ROB’S REAL LIFE
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | The Fountain
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Across the Bored
  82. On the beginning of a new phase and the possibilities it brings | Zimmerbitch: age is just a (biggish) number
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Hanya Jepretan Biasa
  84. Weekly photo challenge: beginning | Change Is Hard
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning… | jeanne’s blog…a nola girl at heart
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginnings | Journeys with Johnbo
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning | My Stories
  88. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | Extraordinary Living Blogs
  89. Weekly Photo Challenge | Beginning | An Evil Nymph’s Blog
  90. New Year’s Day Hawk | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  91. Weekly Photography Challenge: Beginning | sukies original
  92. Possibilities and New Beginnings | The Retiring Sort
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge | Beginning |
  94. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | The Red and the Blue
  95. Beginning | Pioneering Spirit
  96. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | LADYBOY PROMPT
  98. New Beginnings | rugbykev77
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning | The Day After
  100. in the beginning | yi-ching lin photography

The Yellowed Ribbon #poetry #photography #amwriting

With loving eyes

I untied

the white satin ribbon

opened the book

an epic romance

our love story

red and ivory rose petals

fell like snowflakes

from the pages

I remembered

when they covered…


My fingers instinctively caressed

love… always… yours…

words you had written to me

 in the throes of passion

my fingertips were stained

those words would have  dried

long ago

these were fresh ink stains

words you had written

this morning

to another

Photography © L. Moon 2013