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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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

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

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

Resolution #Haiku 226

A resolution To past questions, to engage A conversation. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #226. This week's prompt words are question and resolve. 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 are new to … Continue reading Resolution #Haiku 226

Breathing #Haiku 222

Inhale and exhale Let your breath come together Uniting us all. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #222. This week's prompt words are breathe and unite. 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 are … Continue reading Breathing #Haiku 222

Leaving the Island, poem by David Whyte

The final poem in David Whyte's new book "The Bell and the Blackbird". For me, a contemplation of home and the journey to belonging to yourself, the quiet subterranean ways in which we meet our sense of leaving and arriving, what we carry with us and which makes us half a shade braver. What is … Continue reading Leaving the Island, poem by David Whyte

Together #Haiku 220

he for she, a step for love and equality he and she, true strength. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #220. This week's prompt words are he and she. 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 Together #Haiku 220

Relentless #Haiku 219

relentless pursuit without reason, for love is blind, need compelling. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #219. This week's prompt words are charge and reason. 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 are new to … Continue reading Relentless #Haiku 219

As you travel, blessings.

Talking about traveling, here's a poem to keep you as you journey into uncharted territories, within and without. When you travel, A new silence Goes with you, And if you listen, You will hear What your hear would Love to say. A journey can become a sacred thing; Make sure, before you go, To bless … Continue reading As you travel, blessings.

Soulless #Haiku 214

lacking gold and praise fool to regret, if with all you have not your soul? ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #214. This week's prompt words are lack and fool. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with … Continue reading Soulless #Haiku 214