it’s love #haiku 307

It's a feeling kind of weekend. Open I declare, love is sacred, paramount, for those near and far; winds of storm, rain pelts fear may dominate, let not love be a limit.   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #307. This week's prompt words are open and close.   If you are interested in … Continue reading it’s love #haiku 307

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

Lessons by 50

This autumn - why am I growing old? bird disappearing among clouds. ~ Basho Matsuo An apt poem to begin this post - a reflection of sorts on 50 years of life.  But how to measure this time past? An impossibility - so many perspectives, paradigms. Where would I begin? So perhaps lessons I have … Continue reading Lessons by 50

The heart of the matter

What a fortnight this has been... while I have had the privilege of working from home for some time now, the intense preparation for the work-from-home measures at my workplace has left me tired, sombre and contemplative. As news of international travel bans, airlines implementing severe reduction in domestic flights, and borders closing were broadcast, … Continue reading The heart of the matter

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

Love, this weekend

A mellow weekend watching the rain falling outside my window, quiet moments of contemplation and conversation with myself, returning to ground with the feels ... and love and new-ish music. Enjoy!   I've seen much more than most Much less than some Took a while to give up a ghost Thought it'd never come I … Continue reading Love, this weekend

Warning #Haiku 273

For this week:   Forest whispers its  warning from the ancient ones, love this earth or else... ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #273. 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 - … Continue reading Warning #Haiku 273

Peace #Haiku 272

For this week: empty our hearts of fears and doubts, let's embrace wholesome love and peace. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #272. This week's prompt words are EMPTY and WHOLE. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it … Continue reading Peace #Haiku 272

As you are…

In a world - where we look for differences before we accept, - where we only accept through our own lens, - where when our experiences cannot explain we deny, - where our fear in the unfamiliar overrides the delight of being curious, - where we shut down instead of open to new possibilities, - … Continue reading As you are…

Serene waters #Haiku 270

  For this week... draped in white, sunlight in her eyes; by gentle waves soothes her doubts, she hopes. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #270. This week's prompt words are pure and serene. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published … Continue reading Serene waters #Haiku 270

Twisted #Haiku 266

Five years of continuous weekly prompts - way to go, Ronovan! And here's my contribution this week.   I crossed the oceans, to be with you, twisted though the intentions be. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #266. This week's prompt words are TWISTED and CROSS. If you are interested … Continue reading Twisted #Haiku 266

“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 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

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