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'sĀ 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

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! šŸ™‚   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #268. This week's prompt words are HARMONY and GRATITUDE. If you … Continue reading Harmony #Haiku 268

Beauty #Haiku 267

  A marvelous sight; Striking mane, exquisite form, A sublime beauty! ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ 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

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'sĀ Haiku Challenge #266. This week's prompt words are TWISTED and CROSS. If you are interested … Continue reading Twisted #Haiku 266

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'sĀ Haiku Challenge #264. This week's prompt words are BEAUTY and QUIET. If you are interested in … Continue reading Time #Haiku 264

Longing #Haiku 262

Ripples of longing, waves rushing to shore, as time winding its way home. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #262. This week's prompt words are RIPPLE and WIND. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" … Continue reading Longing #Haiku 262

Zen #Haiku 261

Life is. No matter. Order in chaos. Silence awakens the soul. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #261. This week's prompt words are ZEN and CHAOS. 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 Zen #Haiku 261

“Fight” #Haiku 260

Be proud, you are You Stand strong, stay grounded, in Love Youā€™re magnificent. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #260. This week's prompt words are pride and fight. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" … Continue reading “Fight” #Haiku 260

Being real #Haiku 258

  kindness, compassion not favors, but love bestowed; falsehoods detested. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #258. This week's prompt words are favor and detest. 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 Being real #Haiku 258

Longing #Haiku 256

  Dashing here and there, longing will never be stilled. Not all hope is lost. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #256. This week's prompt words are hope and dash. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it … Continue reading Longing #Haiku 256

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'sĀ 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

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'sĀ Haiku Challenge #246.Ā This week'sĀ 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

A meditation

These past few months have been a meditation of sorts - on the meaning of life not on the grand scale but on the minutiae of everyday living, mine; and on the impact this life has on those around me. We live in relationship to each other after all, whether we acknowledge it or not. … Continue reading A meditation

Stillness #Haiku 244

Silence, my soulā€™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'sĀ Haiku Challenge #244.Ā This week'sĀ prompt words are sound and motion. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check … Continue reading Stillness #Haiku 244

Do not. #Haiku 240

Futile words, empty promises, when will they end? Please do not persist. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #240.Ā This week'sĀ 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

Answers #Haiku 237

Beyond words, I turn to the future; no reply. "Love me?" you had asked. ~ FlorenceT   Here's a positive one? šŸ™‚ Just a nod - I do envision a beaut future, Your question, answered. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #237.Ā This week'sĀ 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?Ā  Which moments of experience are the reference points for the narrative you call life?

One narrativeĀ  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 ā€˜The Journeyā€™ 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 Whyteā€¦

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