Followers #Haiku 292

Ash rains, heavens weep, Systems nudge, humans consume And so we, like sheep? ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #292. This week's prompt words are sheep and weep. Asp made me think of venom, while surge is a synonym for jump. Too tenuous the relationships? šŸ™‚ If you are interested in … Continue reading Followers #Haiku 292

Venom #Haiku 290

    words like venom surge, denial futile, love absent; its outcome certain? ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #290. This week's prompt words are Jump and Asp. Asp made me think of venom, while surge is a synonym for jump. Too tenuous the relationships? šŸ™‚ If you are interested … Continue reading Venom #Haiku 290

Ashes #Haiku 286

First post for 2020... and a haiku. Living in a mountainous region of Australia impacted by fires, you will appreciate where my mind was when I saw the prompt words, "ashes" and "cocoon". And here is a link to sites which you can make donations to firefighters and victims of the Australian fire.   ashes … Continue reading Ashes #Haiku 286

Excruciating #Haiku 278

  heat, molecules rise within, a scream rises too pain, must be subdued. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #278. This week's prompt words are Vapor and Howl. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with … Continue reading Excruciating #Haiku 278

Passion #Haiku 276

For this week: the rain came, dousing fire raging within; like smoke, it drifts and fades. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #276. This week's prompt words are Forest and Whisper. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it … Continue reading Passion #Haiku 276

Seeking #Haiku 271

Ronovan's weekly haiku challenge keeps me writing, compelling me to continue doing what I love even when I don't feel "inspired" or more so when I can't find the mental space. Haiku is an art, and not easy. But for an amateur like me, sometimes it is "easy enough" to create so I return time … Continue reading Seeking #Haiku 271

Not forever #Haiku 249

As its spire falls, rumbling sound hits nationā€™s heart. Its timbre flows far. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #249.Ā This week'sĀ 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

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

Memories #Haiku 239

time shanā€™t wait; bitter memories remain so sweet loving will be marred. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #239.Ā This week'sĀ prompt words are sugar and bitter. 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 Memories #Haiku 239

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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Blue #Haiku 235

After a short hiatus, let me begin 2019 with a haiku šŸ™‚ Green grass, clear blue sky Yet it 'sounds like when doves cry' You left and I'm cold. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #235.Ā This week'sĀ prompt words are grass and dove. If you are interested in participating, go to … Continue reading Blue #Haiku 235

You say #Haiku 217

words spewed reckless, like acid rain tormenting, past poison to the soul. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #217.Ā This week'sĀ prompt words are poison and past. 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 You say #Haiku 217

Human failings

  How can we be so blind This refusal to see Desensitized sight to the pain of others, This human failure of naming features, effects We cease experiencing, No longer feeling, the sensations at surface, We are no longer human. ~ FlorenceT   Ā© 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal … Continue reading Human failings

Sorrow #Haiku 207

I came across a tweet by the Human Rights Law Centre of its recent statement to the UN Human Rights Council regarding Australia's indefinite detention of refugee children on Nauru. Here is the link. My country isn't the only country perpetrating this, is it? This led to my haiku. Innocent children Humans without choice, not … Continue reading Sorrow #Haiku 207

Words like rain #Haiku 205

This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #205.Ā This week'sĀ prompt words are tyrant and hope. 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 writing haiku. Challenge yourself! šŸ™‚   tyrannical you quiet words like rain … Continue reading Words like rain #Haiku 205

Little one – a poem

Hey little one I know it hurts Though you smile Shrugging away anger Disappointmentā€™s guise Hey little one I wish heā€™s more Do not hide Feel it and rage, my dear Let your pain flow out Hey little one I feel its hold Real shadow Leaves you cold, please my dear Let it strengthens not … Continue reading Little one – a poem

Body art #Haiku

This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan'sĀ Haiku Challenge #201.Ā This week'sĀ prompt words are body and art.   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 writing haiku. Challenge yourself! šŸ™‚     ink writ large on … Continue reading Body art #Haiku

Man Down, a poem by Kate Tempest

Go to a quiet place, let the words rain on you, contemplate...   Man down Let it be known: no man is entirely alone No man is a man all through. Iā€™ve seen you. Shivering. Fleeting weakness. Cold rain scuffing its feet on the beaches. Young human. You. All feeling, flesh. Brine eyes. Man, but … Continue reading Man Down, a poem by Kate Tempest