Frozen Spring #haiku #spring

 

Spring dreams

ballerina water dance

frozen in motion

ballet hydrangea

 En pointe

hydrangea surrounds the stage

ballerina’s spray

This poem for Poetry Pantry at Poet’s United was written in the heart of winter. The ballerina in these haiku awaits the opening of spring’s curtain.

I am so grateful to Poet’s United for the interview about the poetry book for the orphans of Ebola in Liberia and to Kristjaan at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. If you are unfamiliar with these two poetry communities, please check them out.

Submissions are open until June 1st.

The poems being submitted are a beautiful chorus that fit so well together.

Melancholia #haiku #photography

water and light

stirring my fingers

pool of liquid memory

filled with for nevers

Melancholy is the prompt at Carpe Diem. Many of us are melancholic wishing for spring to come.

I Wanted to share that submissions are now being accepted for the project for the children orphaned by Ebola. All poets and haiku poets welcome to share their voice. All the money raised from this book will go to the care of orphans in Liberia!

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Note of Surprise #haiku #photography

This week at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, Kristjaan is again challenging our writing with another Haiku lesson:

“Maybe this episode had to be our first Haiku Writing Techniques episode, because this week it’s all about one of the basic writing techniques of haiku, the surprise, that one moment as long as the sound of a pebble thrown into water. That moment we have to catch in three lines, three lines which have to tell the whole story of that one moment, that surprise. That one moment is the essence of haiku. It’s an impression caught in three lines and (mostly) seventeen syllables.”

ripples of music

rapture’s crescendo

one tear of understanding

momentary captive

Please enjoy the creative work by fellow haiku poets at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.

 

Yesterday’s New #dpchallenge #photography #poetry

… it flowed away from yesterday

journey’s path was set anew

what came between us

can’t be read in tomorrow’s news

let us leap toward a new day

one I see rising on the horizon

no need for a replay

let’s race to meet the sun

A new year is time for many things. Yes we can reflect on yesterday but there are new horizons to aim toward.

The Photo prompt for the DP Challenge at WordPress is NEW. Also linking to Nancy Merrill’s photography blog.

All New – Photography to enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (daily post)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (from hiding to blogging)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (j. picks)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (the daily blabber)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (cee’s photography)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New  (just another nature . . . )

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (just snaps)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (jinan daily photo)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (let’s try this again)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (cardinal guzman)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (chittle chattle)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (here and abroad)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (sfchapman)

Weekly Photo Challenge: New (Cardinalguzman)

Drink Up California #water #poetry #Californiadrought

wineglass

Drink up California

I say lift your glass high

and as you do look

the politicians in the eye

mismanaged this drought

this time around

not sure what you’ll find

if you run for high ground

Drink up California

I say lift up your glass

for your  government

needs a kick in the (rhymes with glass)

the newest report

you can read it right here

Surgeon General states

“Drink your urine”  – hear hear

Drink up California

you might want to lower your glass

find a new kind of water

cows* are chewing dead grass

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(*There is a new cattle urine collection system that provides “purified water)

 

Just Between Friends #haiku #photography #dpchallenge

 

 

 

 

you go round and round

your smile seems so phony

Botox?

 

 

you never touch the same place twice

you flow through a coppery tube

I dance

I surf

I freeze in winter

you got me there

Today’s DP Photo Challenge was a fun one. The prompt “Dialogue” with a twist.

This dialogue is: How photos, just like people can communicate with each other.

More Dialogue:

http://m2explore.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/photo-week-august-29/

http://elementaryposters.com/2014/08/29/weekly-challenge-dialogue/

http://wisemonkeysabroad.com/2014/08/30/weekly-photo-challenge-dialogue/

http://exploratorius.us/2014/08/29/what-where-dialog/

http://teandpaper.com/2014/08/29/weekly-photo-challenge-dialogue/

http://spiritinpolitics.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/summers-lease-hath-all-too-short-a-date-shakespeare/

http://debooworks.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/doors-and-windows/

http://moersalins.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/berlin-photo-essay/

http://madmeanderingme.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/weekly-photo-challenge-dialogue/

Changing Seasons #Bible #ourworld #war

 

a touch of cherry

Blessing comes in the form of peace

safe haven while war rages about

Blessing comes in refreshment

sparkling waters flow in time of drought

blessing comes in the form of life

leaves remain green though nothing lives

blessing comes in the form of provision

 there is enough when resources are destitute

~MDW

 

Are you seeing the seasons changing? Life (presently) seems to be battered by storms of all types. You saved and planned for the future and most of that is now ashes crumbling between your fingers.

Look at the world from above. What was once blue and flowing is now a brown stench of an orb.

God promises life, peace, and an unadulterated stream even as everything is caving in. He will not turn against us during this time of warring and corruption. He promises safety and to replenish us.

Jeremiah 17: 7-8 says:

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

 

leaf drop

Drop #drawing #photographychallenge

 add a little color

insert a story line

the subtle drop

a magical design

contrast adds spice

a ripple or wave

word or image

we gasp, we rave

Today’s prompt at DP photochallenge is Contrast. I have been having some fun this week taking my simple pencil drawings and giving them some color and contrast.

So much contrast to choose from:

 

 

Captive of “Q” #poetry #atozchallenge #photography

Q

Wrapped in bubbles

quintessentially caught

A cool reflection

ebullient pop

“And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses”

~Francis Quarles

Quatrain:

A four-line stanza, rhyming
-ABAC or ABCB (known as unbounded or ballad quatrain),
-AABB (a double couplet);
-ABAB (known as interlacedalternate, or heroic),
-ABBA (known as envelope or enclosed),
-AABA,

(Facts provided by poetryfoundation.org)

 

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2014]

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.

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“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]

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