Beauty, Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

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

Being alive, Haiku, Passion, Poetry

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

Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Zen #Haiku 261

Life is. No matter. Order in chaos. Silence awakens the soul. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's 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

Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

“Fight” #Haiku 260

Be proud, you are You Stand strong, stay grounded, in Love You’re magnificent. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's 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 alive, Haiku, Poetry

Being real #Haiku 258

  kindness, compassion not favors, but love bestowed; falsehoods detested. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's 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

Living life, Reflection, The Self

An artist’s territory

Artists know their territory. I was reading “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield recently. One of the many “messages” in the book was that an artist (we all are!) knows his or her territory. We bear the creative impulse to bear and bring forth our “thing”, whatever it may be – music, performance or… Continue reading An artist’s territory

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

Beauty, Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Vulnerable #Haiku Challenge 177 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 177 with prompt words - Strong, Heart      Vulnerable strength, Heart beating its own rhythm, Selfish or selfless? ~ FlorenceT     © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  

Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Seductive #Haiku Challenge 175 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 175 with prompt words - Short, Sexy      Short and seductive, Strong, it beckons with no fuss, Tongue scalded in haste. ~ FlorenceT       © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  

Being alive, Haiku, Pain, Poetry

Touch that space #Haiku Challenge 172 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 172 with prompt words - Wrong, Touch      Courage is not wrong, reach within and touch that space where darkness reside. ~ FlorenceT       © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  

Being alive, Haiku, Poetry

Hope remains #Haiku Challenge 162 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 162 with prompt words - Hope, Stay      what remains this day storm battered and rain assailed hope still unsurpassed. ~ FlorenceT       © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  

Living life, Reflection, Spirit & Soul, The Self

I exist…

One must not only exist, one must be alive; live life to the fullest... And so they say. The narrative of striving and being more is around us, yet interpreted at times as an accumulation of status, power and material wealth. Am I existing if I have the love of friends and family? Am I… Continue reading I exist…

Being alive, Contemplate, Music, Poetry

Breathe

Breathe. One word, and so much more. Different for each of us. Breathe. I remember when I first needed this word. I remember when it meant more to me than an act. Slow down. Settle in. It'll be fine. Be patient. Treasure this. You are amazing. Breathe. One word, a world of meanings.    … Continue reading Breathe

Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Words on fear and doubt

Some of you may know this of me, that I find comfort and inspiration in words. So here are some words I have gathered around me this past weeks on my little trip of introspection and reflection. I hope these words take you on a little side-trip to new territory, or re-visit familiar places of… Continue reading Words on fear and doubt

Being alive, Living life, Pain, Spirit & Soul, The Self

An invitation to be alive

An ‘old’ poem which still resonates with me… and interestingly, comforting and inspiring in its invitation to be alive in all and different ways. What does it evoke in you? The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and… Continue reading An invitation to be alive