Fine future #Haiku Challenge 192 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 192 with prompt words - slim, chance     a chance encounter a glance across time and space, comes a fine future. ~ FlorenceT   © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  


Determined #Haiku Challenge 191 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 191 with prompt words - sneak, night   Which creature does this? 🙂   sneaking through the gloom shuffles of determined feet night cloaks the earnest. ~ FlorenceT   © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  

At last #TBT


Regret quote

And he never did, even after the many plans that we made; fantasies I now know.

The meeting at the bar in the hotel where I would wait with the excitement of young lovers, restrained familiarity. The coming upon each other on our favourite beach, where he, like me, would love to sit and listen to the waves in. The anticipation of the airport first encounter when he would exit the arrivarolling l hall and into my arms, or more I into his.

There will be no sitting on the deck of our beach home, at peace in each other’s company. No back rubs in the afternoon after a weary day of writing. Those meals we had savoured in our minds, the diverse flavours which our adventurous selves had vowed to experiment. Those carefree mornings, though few but complete with sensuous lovemaking and a bagel and coffee to follow.

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Contemporary poetry I commend to you

Lit World Interviews

I have been reading poetry lately, not the Whitman, Cummings or Oliver but of contemporary poets, many of whom shared their creations first on social media before making it to traditional publication.

Who hasn’t heard of New York Times bestselling author, Rupi Kaur with Milk and Honey (2014),  her debut collection of poetry and prose collection of poems, and the recent The Sun and Her Flowers (2017).  Both books address the ebb and flow of life – triumph and loss, joy and hurt, trauma and healing – in essence tracing the universality of the human condition.

Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Then there is the works of Lang Laev, born to Cambodian parents in a refugee camp in Thailand and raised in Sydney. She is the author of 5 collections of poems and prose, the most successful being Lullabies (2014) and Love and Misadventure (2013).  Her other collections include

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