Living life, Pain, Passion, Poetry, Reflection

Wishing not to have – a poem

I came upon poet, Yun Dong-Ju (1917-1945), while researching another. Born in China, he lived during a turbulent time in Korean history spending his life in China, then Korea and Japan. He died at 27 years old in a Japanese prison. All of his works were published posthumously. This is his poem from "Sky, Wind,… Continue reading Wishing not to have – a poem

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, 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

Being alive, Pain, Passion, Poetry

Invocation by Kim Sowol

I came upon this poem and Kim Sowol, an early 20th century Korean poet while watching a Korean drama series on Netflix.  Intrigued by the feel of the poem, I searched and found this 2007 translation. I have now discovered another poet to read 🙂 Enjoy!   O name broken in pieces! O name dispersed… Continue reading Invocation by Kim Sowol

Haiku, Inspire, Music, Pain, Passion, Poetry

Tenacious #Haiku 300

The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #300. This week's prompt words are grit and quit.  This challenge has been going on for three hundred weeks...amazing!   tenacious though flawed,  giving up not an option,  his will continues.  ~ FlorenceT   If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his… Continue reading Tenacious #Haiku 300

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Forbidden #Haiku 294

Taste the forbidden, Revelation, ecstasy, Are you chaste no more? ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #294. This week's prompt words are chaste and taste. Asp made me think of venom, while surge is a synonym for jump. Too tenuous the relationships? 🙂 If you are interested in participating, go to… Continue reading Forbidden #Haiku 294

Haiku, Passion, Poetry, Rejuvenate

Seduction #Haiku 280

valleys, mountains tempt seducing, hasten to its climatic moment. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #280. This week's prompt words are Valley and Peak. 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 Seduction #Haiku 280

Haiku, Pain, Passion, Poetry, Reminisce

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's 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

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Longing #Haiku 262

Ripples of longing, waves rushing to shore, as time winding its way home. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's 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

Beauty, Passion, Poetry

Kiss

It's been awhile since I posted a poem (other than haikus)... a kiss hello, another for goodbye, though brief holding hands, sipping sweet tea, sweet words whispers of care, a smile… those little things. ~ FlorenceT © 2019 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.

Being alive, Haiku, Passion, Poetry

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's 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

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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's 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

Haiku, Pain, Passion, Poetry

Blue #Haiku 235

After a short hiatus, let me begin 2019 with a haiku 🙂 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's Haiku Challenge #235. This week's prompt words are grass and dove. If you are interested in participating, go to… Continue reading Blue #Haiku 235

Beauty, Haiku, Passion, Poetry

Past #Haiku 233

  chastity a prize, blushing a feminine trait; those times are no more. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #233. This week's prompt words are blush and chaste. 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 Past #Haiku 233

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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

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Waiting #Haiku 213

Slow, fast, fickle time Impatience and excitement Waiting in progress. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #213. This week's prompt words are time and movement. 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… Continue reading Waiting #Haiku 213

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Revolution #Haiku 210

Wake up and notice lament outrage heralding a revolution. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #210. This week's prompt words are woke and up. 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 Revolution #Haiku 210

Haiku, Passion, Poetry

Longing #Haiku

This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #202. This week's prompt words are fragile and heartbeat. 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! 🙂     heart's not shatter-proof, it beats, thunderous… Continue reading Longing #Haiku