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

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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

Shallow – “A Star is Born”

My new favourite song...     Oh, these lyrics... listen/read and weep. Tell me somethin', girl Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more? Is there somethin' else you're searchin' for? I'm falling In all the good times I find myself Longin' for change And in the bad times I fear … Continue reading Shallow – “A Star is Born”

Artificial interventions

Note to self: pay attention to the road. But the random thoughts... Driving along, and noticing council workers “trimming” flora that lined the side of the roads. “Trimming” in this instance was in fact a savage cutting down to create a straight short edge ensuring little or none impeded the thoroughfare of pedestrians and vehicles. … Continue reading Artificial interventions

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

Self-sabotage can be good

Do you know what you don’t want? Well, I thought I did. Expectations and norms rule many lives. The “shoulds” of the world seep into our veins and we just are, unquestioningly. We perform mother or father as many have before us and amongst us. We go to work to cement our identity of worth … Continue reading Self-sabotage can be good

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

Back on the wagon

Meditation, mindfulness and a good therapist… that should set me straight for the rest of my life 😀 Seriously though, everyone needs a sounding board, someone who would listen without judgment and one whom we trust would do so, someone who knows us and gives us space and the occasional “push” for us to realise … Continue reading Back on the wagon

I will remember

A song from decades ago ... apt for now. The lyrics first... ... And I don't understand How all this has come to pass How we've come to surround ourselves In a sea of thieves In a land without learning Only the fools believe ... I will remember There was a time we had the … Continue reading I will remember

Adaptations of books

This may read like I am promoting this; in some ways, I am (though unpaid) because I thoroughly enjoyed these books and am so looking forward to their film adaptations. First, "The Children Act" starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci. Here is my review of the book by Ian McEwan which posed many hard questions. … Continue reading Adaptations of books

You say #Haiku 217

words spewed reckless, like acid rain tormenting, past poison to the soul. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #217. This week's 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   © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal … Continue reading Human failings