A song of "ceaseless yearning and never ending want". I find no peace, and all my war is done; I fear and hope, I burn and freeze like ice; I fly above the wind, and yet I cannot arise; And naught I have, and all the world I seize upon. ~ Sir Thomas Wyatt the... Continue Reading →
Somewhat cynical, I went to see the remake of "Murder on the Orient Express" adapted from Agatha Christie's book of the same name. I grew up with Agatha Christie, her books a respite for a child filled with curiosity and desire to problem-solve. Not surprisingly then that law became a first career. Kenneth Branagh, a... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 175 with prompt words - Short, Sexy Short and seductive, Strong, it beckons with no fuss, Tongue scalded in haste. ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Singing is not just singing. It is more than a big voice, a quirky or unique voice, a love of song and expression. Because I had always wanted to, because I did before and enjoyed it, because I promised myself I would do what I love, I took a step forward. I returned to being... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 174 with prompt words - Smooth, Hand Fingers trace, across smooth terrain, he possesses Hand seeking relief. ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
I have posted quite a few "things" about solitude, and wrote about what it is and why we need it. It was even in a poem. Here are Parker Palmer's definitions of Solitude and Community which are truly compelling. And I so agree. They are states of being, not doing. What do you think? Solitude does not necessarily mean... Continue Reading →
I hide. When I want to. When I need to. For different reasons. And I believe everyone does, to varying degrees, duration and frequency. In those moments when we just need to get away, to get some "peace and quiet", to stop listening to the woes of the world, when compassion-fatigue hits, in order to... Continue Reading →
And the heart remembers too! 🙂 ~ FlorenceT
Twelve days, and it’s probably one of the longest period of absence from my blog. And in this “quiet” period, I’ve been spending time doing the things I love and with the ones I love, all in service of a certain malaise that hit. Long moments of reflection and pondering, of re-establishing a solid ground... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 172 with prompt words - Wrong, Touch Courage is not wrong, reach within and touch that space where darkness reside. ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
I feel tired. Weary. It is bone-deep and my spirit wanes. Ever been there – when all you want to do is curl up in bed and sleep. Well, that’s me, and I did just that. My usual thinking self asked, “why?” Practically I can point to work, to my responsibility as a parent, a... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 170 with prompt words - Heart, Need No love is a need but a heartfelt desire, ready to conquer. ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
There are moments when one is at peace driving along a busy road where sound is not noise where society is a welcome sight a reminder that life is simple. Saw a man sitting on a bench on a train platform teeming with life He had headphones on and a book to read cocooned within... Continue Reading →