Do not. #Haiku 240

Futile words, empty promises, when will they end? Please do not persist. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #240. This week's prompt words are do and say. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you … Continue reading Do not. #Haiku 240

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praises & criticisms

“You look 30!” she said, and a certain gladness filled my heart. And almost instantaneously a denial made its way from my mind. But this time, it did not pass my lips. Instead I smiled and thanked her, for the kindness she’d shown and grateful for the uplifting moment. It is alright to receive praise, … Continue reading praises & criticisms

Memories #Haiku 239

time shan’t wait; bitter memories remain so sweet loving will be marred. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #239. This week's prompt words are sugar and bitter. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if you … Continue reading Memories #Haiku 239

Answers #Haiku 237

Beyond words, I turn to the future; no reply. "Love me?" you had asked. ~ FlorenceT   Here's a positive one? 🙂 Just a nod - I do envision a beaut future, Your question, answered. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #237. This week's prompt words are answer and question. If you are … Continue reading Answers #Haiku 237

The Journey…again

Remembering Mary Oliver, and her poem which changed my life…

MEANINGS AND MUSINGS

Graham Greene said,

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back, or from which to look ahead.

And so is the narrative of our life. The choice of that moment of experience will colour our future, and the memory of our past.

Which moment of experience defines our past, or will define our future?  Which moments of experience are the reference points for the narrative you call life?

One narrative  which particularly impacts us is our romantic relationships and the commitments we make because of it. It brings to the fore memories, hopes and dreams because of a shared vision.

I came across this poem titled ‘The Journey’ by Mary Oliver which speak to the journey of a relationship.

Journey - Mary Oliver

Here is a Soundcloud audio track of The Journey read by MJ Hummingway.

I posted another poem, by David Whyte…

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When he still needs me

When he still needs me Not to be his crutch, his protector Neither craving attention nor adulation; But a witness to his life - a celebrant of his success, another within his fold; His solid ground, his secure net. Ah, the joy lighting his face to know he belongs, that he is loved A vision … Continue reading When he still needs me

Blue #Haiku 235

After a short hiatus, let me begin 2019 with a haiku 🙂 Green grass, clear blue sky Yet it 'sounds like when doves cry' You left and I'm cold. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #235. This week's prompt words are grass and dove. If you are interested in participating, go to … Continue reading Blue #Haiku 235

Into 2019…

As we head into 2019... The 2018 word of the year selected by dictionary.com is “misinformation”, and defined as “false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead”. It is to be distinguished from “disinformation” which is intentional and deliberate. Worth checking out this video. Oxford Dictionary chose “toxic” as its … Continue reading Into 2019…

Past #Haiku 233

  chastity a prize, blushing a feminine trait; those times are no more. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #233. This week's prompt words are blush and chaste. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if … Continue reading Past #Haiku 233

The truths

"Just as there exists in writing a literal truth and a poetic truth, there also exists in a human being a literal anatomy and a poetic anatomy. One, you can see; one, you cannot. One is made of bones and teeth and flesh; the other is made of energy and memory and faith. But they … Continue reading The truths

Vessel #Haiku 231

  my vision is clear; to reach the goal I will be a vessel for love. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #231. This week's prompt words are goal and cup. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes … Continue reading Vessel #Haiku 231

Eat.

I re-read "Eat, Pray, Love" following a conversation with a girlfriend. This Elizabeth Gilbert memoir swept the world, well the Western world, by storm in 2006 when it was published. I read it then, was rather nonplussed, and shelved the book in my collection. I had no idea why I was compelled to re-read it … Continue reading Eat.

Today #Haiku 230

Well I'm back after a short holiday (and hiatus from blogging) and noticing 2018 is nearly done. Years seem to roll by, and I think there will be a few intentions being set for the coming year.  But not just yet. In the meantime, my haiku/senryu for this week. All of us exist. Yet who … Continue reading Today #Haiku 230

Are you the new person drawn toward me?

Are you the new person drawn toward me? To begin with, take warning, I am surely far different from what you suppose; Do you suppose you will find in me your ideal? Do you think it so easy to have me become your lover? Do you think the friendship of me would be unalloy’d satisfaction? … Continue reading Are you the new person drawn toward me?