Being alive, Pain, Poetry

If then

If little excites your spirit If none shows your eyes beauty If no one touches your heart If nothing brings your soul peace If nought bridges the void If all is meaningless What then...? From where will you come? ~ FlorenceT © 2021 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over… Continue reading If then

Being alive, Pain, Poetry, Reflection

Silence

She stays silent, her voice soft, untested drowned by clamoring thoughts, She keeps numb, swallowing her desires, never spoken for who would heed? Flashes of light and thunder declares, look at me, but like rain clouds that pass everyday, no one misses her coming and going. She bides her time for one day she could… Continue reading Silence

Being alive, Living life, Poetry, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

Luminous space

There is a luminous space between hopeful and hopeless, where hope still resides. The place of stillness, neither active or passive. A place where we observe beyond, gather and consolidate. Where we let things come...and go without expectations or anticipation. A place where light and darkness do not matter; their presence merely a balancing phenomenon.… Continue reading Luminous space

Being alive, Haiku, Music, Reflection, Reminisce

Who shall care #haiku

Away from reflection... a haiku of the now. Who shall care, tender are the spring buds, saplings strive for new life, enough. ~ FlorenceT   I have always found writing haiku deeply satisfying, to convey much with so few words. If you need some inspiration, there's a community here. I wrote the haiku from this… Continue reading Who shall care #haiku

Being alive, Passion, Reflection

Enough…to consider

For you who needs this now... What is your relationship with enough? When you hear it, how does your mind respond? How does the sacred within you approach enough?   Enough. An exhortation. An admonishment. An assurance. An incantation. A knowing. Enough. ~ FlorenceT     © 2021 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her… Continue reading Enough…to consider

Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

A meditation

Time in time. Breath ever lasting. Time ceases.   When I am feeling the pressure of time, I allow time to meditate on time. I watch time flows in my will and out of my will, once again a reminder of my presence in time. Significant and insignificant. Essential and not. © 2021 FlorenceT Copyright… Continue reading A meditation

Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Time flows #haiku 346

As the clock ticks, Illusion of time, fast, slow, empty, not enough, slip through these fingers.   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #346. This week's prompt words are slip and time.   If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes… Continue reading Time flows #haiku 346

Being alive, Haiku, Music, Poetry, Reminisce

fear/trust #haiku

Been a while since I've written a haiku, more than a little rusty!   She curls by my side A gentle soul, only trust, As fears paw her heart.   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #335. This week's prompt words are curl and paw.   If you are interested in participating, go to… Continue reading fear/trust #haiku

Being alive, Poetry

one who came – a poem by kim sowol

For your contemplation... one who came as i became older the one who kept out of sight, the one who hid in dreams— she came again. her face was flush, as before. her fingers were long and thin, and she lay in my arms as always— calm and unmoving. between us there is only silence.… Continue reading one who came – a poem by kim sowol

Being alive, Passion, Reflection

There you are

There you are Thriving yet again, When you’ve been ripped  Transplanted to another world, You’ve stayed silent But only for a while. Not content merely to live In the wind and rain You’ve danced merrily Wherever you are As if to say Watch me rise! There you are. ~ FlorenceT © 2020 FlorenceT Copyright reserved.… Continue reading There you are

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

Being alive, Haiku, Inspire, Music, Poetry

Who is right? #haiku 320 #dance

I'm feeling human, again... after a long while. Time for some wistful contemplation, Foibles, yours and mine, Ours theirs; daily struggles. My dears, who is right? The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #320. This week's prompt words are day and flaw.   If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out… Continue reading Who is right? #haiku 320 #dance

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

Being alive, Living life, Poetry

She knows

A little creativity... and I like the prompt word. Funny how some words just beckon 🙂 Prompt word 'stay' for the 'a' line, as supplied by Ronovan Write's weekly prompt.  What 'a' line? Check this out here. Self-assured undeterred they stay their way, looking for that future when the sun sets; hope she nurtures in… Continue reading She knows

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

Being alive, Living life, Pain, Poetry

Breathe in deep

It's been a while, and compelled to write a poem today. 🙂 Prompt word 'wind' for the 'b' line, as supplied by Ronovan Write's weekly prompt.  What 'b' line? Check this out here.   Time runs away, or so they say, run child, you must run like the wind; chase your dreams, don’t stop till… Continue reading Breathe in deep

Being alive, Living life, Poetry, Reflection

Hokusai says… let life live through you

For the weekend, read or listen... let the words seep into you.   Hokusai says, by Roger Keyes Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get… Continue reading Hokusai says… let life live through you

Being alive, Living life, Poetry, Reflection

Admit something – a poem

Hold this lightly as we meet each other... a modern translation of a 14th century poem by Sufi poet, Hafiz. Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them “Love Me” Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise someone would call the cops.   Still, though, think about this, this great pull… Continue reading Admit something – a poem

Being alive, Poetry, Reflection

There will be time

  There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet; There will be time to murder and create, And time for all the works and days of hands That lift and drop a question on your plate; Time for you and time for me, And… Continue reading There will be time