Being alive · Living life · Poetry

The Layers – a poem

The Layers I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray. When I look behind, as I am compelled to look before I can gather strength to proceed on my journey, I see… Continue reading The Layers – a poem

Haiku · Poetry · Spirit & Soul

#Haiku Challenge 117 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 117 with prompt words – Lark, Rush The lark, so I am lead to believe, is a creature of flight with great symbolism in mythology. All species live in northern and eastern Australia, with only the horned lark to be found in North America. Only male larks sing and with great musicality,… Continue reading #Haiku Challenge 117 @RonovanWrites

Contemplate · Living life · Music

Sail away in contemplation

Sailing on the Gulf of Tonkin specifically Halong Bay off the northern coast of Vietnam, all is peace and quiet. This is despite the approximate 1000 boats on the bay to cater for tourism in the area.  Halong Bay was included as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, and one of the 7 new wonders by New… Continue reading Sail away in contemplation

Contemplate · In relationship · Reflection · The Self

Stole the show

I am a mother, and thus by popular narrative, I am ‘daggy’, ‘old-fashioned’ and not cool according to my children. They love me lots but I am ‘old’.  This naturally translates to the music I listen to, as being ‘not trendy’. Lucky for me, they attempt to educate me on what ‘good’ music is, and as… Continue reading Stole the show

Beauty · In relationship · Living life · Passion · Poetry

Hold… onto my hands

Hold onto my hands, dear I will not let you falter And should you need a rest Among the eucalypt trees Let us take in the scene Of beauty and breathe Hold onto my hands, dear You will never be alone There will be thoughts and wishes To keep you company Love and care to… Continue reading Hold… onto my hands

Being alive · Passion · Poetry


Bound To this place Forever, I’ll be Destined Never to leave.  Bound I surrender To you, wholly To sensations New, exhilarating.  For as long As you are here Freely, I submit To silken bonds Sweet pain. -FlorenceT © 2014 Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work. Image courtesy of… Continue reading Bound