Beauty, Haiku, Pain, Poetry

Not forever #Haiku 249

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

Haiku, Pain, Poetry

Words like rain #Haiku 205

This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #205. This week's 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! 🙂   tyrannical you quiet words like rain… Continue reading Words like rain #Haiku 205

Beauty, In relationship, Living life, Pain

Takotsubo – the shape of a broken heart

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy    I’m reviewing a left ventriculography    from a man with chest pain, MI ruled out,    his wife dead for a post-crash hour.    The scan shows his cardiac apex    bulging with each beat, shaped    like a takotsubo, an octopus trap    a Japanese cardiologist recalled    from his childhood… Continue reading Takotsubo – the shape of a broken heart

Flash Fiction, Writing


“Mum, mum, he hurt me, he hurt me!” Sophie runs across the room, hurling herself onto my lap. She curls tight and places her head on my chest, waiting for my soothing words. Peace is shattered. I sigh. The decibels had gone up, steadily and I knew it was a matter of time before Sophie… Continue reading Memento

Being alive, Haiku, In relationship, Living life, Pain, Poetry, Quotes, The Self

Dare to fly

Ronovan's Haiku Challenge prompt words - grief and  pine - hit a spot this week. So first, my haiku. Sorrow like a storm Cleansed the debris of this farce No longer pining. At the same time, thinking of Colleen's Writer's Quote Wednesday - to be by a poet this week - brought this contribution. e.h.… Continue reading Dare to fly

Haiku, Poetry

#HaikuChallenge 49 @RonovanWrites – Lock, Gab

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge #49 - this week's prompt words are 'gab' and 'lock'.  Tough indeed! Join in, see what you can do 🙂 and have fun! Liar close thy mouth The truth will out, don’t pretend Lock that precious heart.  - FlorenceT © 2015 Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over… Continue reading #HaikuChallenge 49 @RonovanWrites – Lock, Gab

Haiku, Poetry

#HaikuChallenge 48 @RonovanWrites – Inspire, Loss

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #48 - this week's prompt words are 'inspire' and 'loss'.  Reluctant to use the word 'inspire', out came the thesaurus. Lo and behold 🙂 inspire => impel => give rise to => cause => prompt.   None prompts sense of loss Like the beautiful and rich   Yearning abundance. -… Continue reading #HaikuChallenge 48 @RonovanWrites – Inspire, Loss

Contemplate, In relationship, Living life

Love you like I’m gonna lose you

  A love song, most definitely tinged with sadness. Does this song embody to 'live in the moment'? Somehow it doesn't feel like it... It seems to reflect the malady of the 'modern' age - the transient nature of 'love'? On one hand, the longing to experience the ideal romantic love - the subject of… Continue reading Love you like I’m gonna lose you



What does it mean? Being lost, to be lost...  It is the opportunity for adventures so 'I' can be found.     I can't believe it's over I watched the whole thing fall And I never saw the writing that was on the wall If I'd only knew The days were slipping past That the… Continue reading Pondering


A fleeting sensation

A fleeting sensation Not to be mentioned The erratic beat of the heart An obsession of the mind starts Catching a glimpse of paradise. Enticing words replete This world beyond complete A gentle sway the mind espy This need to no longer cry The boundless possibilities. A cherished interlude Love forever eludes Ashes of once… Continue reading A fleeting sensation

Being alive, Pain, Poetry


All the mem'ries Where have they gone? Though you may search They are no longer. So I now speak A friend who cares How long will you Continue on. Losing yourself Hating yourself Finding yourself Vicious cycle. While the world turns But you don't see What you have lost What you will lose. Perhaps it… Continue reading Memories

Beauty, Pain, Passion, Poetry

A love poem by a Kwakiutl Indian

This poem was told by a Kwakiutl Indian of Southern Alaska to a missionary in 1861.  (I  extracted it from a TED talk which I referred to in my post, Science and romantic love.) How earthy, grounded, real and raw... imagine if this is a poem from a loved one to you... How would it… Continue reading A love poem by a Kwakiutl Indian

Fiction, Writing101

Day 5 The letter

It must have fallen out of the bag…thank goodness I came across it and not another. How would I explain it? I knew I should have packed and carried it on my own. Seeing his handwriting, faded and familiar … still hurt, and yet I have kept every one of them. The memories of our… Continue reading Day 5 The letter

Living life, The Self

Response to loss

Grief is an overwhelming emotional response to loss, which can be expressed as anger, sorrow, anguish, despondency, mortification… to name a few. At times, it is recognizable. Yet there are many instances when ‘it’ does not resemble anything we have been led to understand – the gaiety, the risk-taking, the impassivity perhaps. Recognizable or not,… Continue reading Response to loss