Beauty, Being alive, Living life, Poetry

Truth will emerge

A windy wintry day, somewhat unexpected three weeks into spring. I woke to the tinkling sound of wind chimes which hang on the front porch and sunlight peeping through the dark curtains. Looking out, everything beyond my window is silhouetted against the sun, and there it was - the Japanese maple tree transplanted to its… Continue reading Truth will emerge

Beauty, Being alive, In relationship, Nostalgia, Reflection

A Visitor, poem by Jeong Hyeonjong

This poem by Korean poet, Jeong Hyeonjong <정현종> appears in his 2009 anthology, Island <섬>. A Visitor <방문객> To have a visitor is indeed a matter of gravity. For he brings with him his past present plus his future. Brings with him his whole life. Brings with him his heart vulnerable as can be as… Continue reading A Visitor, poem by Jeong Hyeonjong

Beauty, Being alive, Poetry

A place in the heart

Beautiful words to ponder...   A place in the heart The One Who is at Play Everywhere said: There is a place in the heart where everything meets. Go there if you want to find me. Mind, senses, soul, eternity, all are there. Are you there? Enter the welcoming vastness of the heart. Give yourself… Continue reading A place in the heart

Beauty, Being alive, Haiku, Inspire, Music, Poetry, Rejuvenate

it’s love #haiku 307

It's a feeling kind of weekend. Open I declare, love is sacred, paramount, for those near and far; winds of storm, rain pelts fear may dominate, let not love be a limit.   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #307. This week's prompt words are open and close.   If you are interested in… Continue reading it’s love #haiku 307

Beauty, Being alive, Poetry

Watching, a decima poem

Enjoying the decima poem. 🙂 Prompt word 'eye' for the 'b' line, as supplied by Ronovan Write's weekly prompt.  What 'b' line? Check this out here.   In the clouds, what shapes do you see? A hand waves, beckoning goodbye Soft lines, curves seducing the eye Waiting for rain to reach the sea; Autumn foliage,… Continue reading Watching, a decima poem

Beauty, Being alive, Poetry, Reflection

Keeping Quiet

If we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving, and for once could do nothing, perhaps a huge silence might interrupt this sadness of never understanding ourselves and of threatening ourselves with death. Perhaps the earth can teach us as when everything seems dead and later proves to be alive. ~ Pablo Neruda,… Continue reading Keeping Quiet

Beauty, Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Frolic #Haiku 298

Come play in the sun, Creatures frolic, at last seen, Humans are at bay ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #298. This week's prompt words are play and bay. Asp made me think of venom, while surge is a synonym for jump. Too tenuous the relationships? 🙂 If you are interested… Continue reading Frolic #Haiku 298

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Peace #Haiku 272

For this week: empty our hearts of fears and doubts, let's embrace wholesome love and peace. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #272. This week's prompt words are EMPTY and WHOLE. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it… Continue reading Peace #Haiku 272

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Serene waters #Haiku 270

  For this week... draped in white, sunlight in her eyes; by gentle waves soothes her doubts, she hopes. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #270. This week's prompt words are pure and serene. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published… Continue reading Serene waters #Haiku 270

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Harmony #Haiku 268

Here is the haiku: gratitude, always a life dancing in tempo to her soul's rhythm ~ FlorenceT   And here is the song that popped into my head (???): Dare you not to sing! 🙂   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #268. This week's prompt words are HARMONY and GRATITUDE. If you… Continue reading Harmony #Haiku 268

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Beauty #Haiku 267

  A marvelous sight; Striking mane, exquisite form, A sublime beauty! ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #267. This week's prompt words are MARVELLOUS and TERRIFIC. 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 Beauty #Haiku 267

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Twisted #Haiku 266

Five years of continuous weekly prompts - way to go, Ronovan! And here's my contribution this week.   I crossed the oceans, to be with you, twisted though the intentions be. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #266. This week's prompt words are TWISTED and CROSS. If you are interested… Continue reading Twisted #Haiku 266

Beauty, Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Time #Haiku 264

Five years of continuous weekly prompts - way to go, Ronovan! And here's my contribution this week.     In quiet repose, she watches time; her beauty evolves, autumn comes. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #264. This week's prompt words are BEAUTY and QUIET. If you are interested in… Continue reading Time #Haiku 264

Beauty, Being alive, Haiku, Passion, Poetry

Longing #Haiku 254

  Sweet as it may be, the heart trembles with longing only to know 'home'. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #254. This week's prompt words are sweet and heart. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it… Continue reading Longing #Haiku 254

Beauty, Haiku, Pain, Poetry

Not forever #Haiku 249

As its spire falls, rumbling sound hits nation’s heart. Its timbre flows far. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #249. This week's prompt words are pitch and tone. 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 Not forever #Haiku 249

Beauty, Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Daybreak #Haiku 246

A sliver of light, Daybreak, eyes and mind converge, Focus on life's hopes. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #246. This week's prompt words are narrow and minded. 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 Daybreak #Haiku 246

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Stillness #Haiku 244

Silence, my soul’s balm Frantic lives spin, intruding Be still, be present. ~ FlorenceT   When storms come, stay still. Hush! Listen. A symphony. Glorious beauty. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #244. This week's prompt words are sound and motion. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check… Continue reading Stillness #Haiku 244

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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

Beauty, Being alive, Poetry, Uncategorized

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