Do not. #Haiku 240

Futile words, empty promises, when will they end? Please do not persist. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #240. This week's prompt words are do and say. 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 Do not. #Haiku 240

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Memories #Haiku 239

time shan’t wait; bitter memories remain so sweet loving will be marred. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #239. This week's prompt words are sugar and bitter. 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 Memories #Haiku 239

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

Body art #Haiku

This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #201. This week's prompt words are body and art.   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! 🙂     ink writ large on … Continue reading Body art #Haiku

Contemporary poetry I commend to you

Lit World Interviews

I have been reading poetry lately, not the Whitman, Cummings or Oliver but of contemporary poets, many of whom shared their creations first on social media before making it to traditional publication.

Who hasn’t heard of New York Times bestselling author, Rupi Kaur with Milk and Honey (2014),  her debut collection of poetry and prose collection of poems, and the recent The Sun and Her Flowers (2017).  Both books address the ebb and flow of life – triumph and loss, joy and hurt, trauma and healing – in essence tracing the universality of the human condition.

Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Then there is the works of Lang Laev, born to Cambodian parents in a refugee camp in Thailand and raised in Sydney. She is the author of 5 collections of poems and prose, the most successful being Lullabies (2014) and Love and Misadventure (2013).  Her other collections include

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Brokenness #Haiku Challenge 176 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 176 with prompt words - Broken, Over   I must have time on my hands, or that these two words resonate... so here's three haikus from me... and there's more! When the world's shattered, as thunder roars and storms rage, Renew, start over. Broken spirit howls Enough, it's over; let me rest this … Continue reading Brokenness #Haiku Challenge 176 @RonovanWrites

Capricious #Haiku Challenge 157 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 157 with prompt words - Amuse, Irate  capricious antics irate I cease to be, so amused I look on. ~ FlorenceT   And here's a song to go with the haiku 😉 :       © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work. … Continue reading Capricious #Haiku Challenge 157 @RonovanWrites

Shades lighter #Haiku Challenge 135 @RonovanWrites

What can I say except “it was unimpressive”. I know it is not meant to be an award winning movie, rather entertainment with a profit-making purpose (as with any movie made). It stayed with the central theme of the book, the romance and complex relationship between an apparent young entrepreneur with a dark side and … Continue reading Shades lighter #Haiku Challenge 135 @RonovanWrites

#Haiku Challenge 96 @RonovanWrites

It seems such a long while since I wrote a haiku. So with this small window of (time) opportunity, here is my contribution to  RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 96 with prompt words - Lighting, Rain.   Quick as lightning strikes He was gone, never returned, Rain never did stop. - FlorenceT   Feature image 'Tears and rain' … Continue reading #Haiku Challenge 96 @RonovanWrites