Being alive, Haiku, Inspire, Music, Pain, Poetry

Duo #Haiku 304

Two haiku with different feels... gentle drizzle, hurt refreshing rain, drenching storm pain, enduring flood. and a slight to my name I endure but it repeats, might just blow my top.   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #304. This week's prompt words are might and slight.   If you are interested in participating,… Continue reading Duo #Haiku 304

Being alive, Pain, Passion, Poetry

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

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Followers #Haiku 292

Ash rains, heavens weep, Systems nudge, humans consume And so we, like sheep? ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #292. This week's prompt words are sheep and weep. Asp made me think of venom, while surge is a synonym for jump. Too tenuous the relationships? 🙂 If you are interested in… Continue reading Followers #Haiku 292

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Venom #Haiku 290

    words like venom surge, denial futile, love absent; its outcome certain? ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #290. This week's prompt words are Jump and Asp. Asp made me think of venom, while surge is a synonym for jump. Too tenuous the relationships? 🙂 If you are interested… Continue reading Venom #Haiku 290

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Excruciating #Haiku 278

  heat, molecules rise within, a scream rises too pain, must be subdued. ~ FlorenceT   The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #278. This week's prompt words are Vapor and Howl. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with… Continue reading Excruciating #Haiku 278

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Seeking #Haiku 271

Ronovan's weekly haiku challenge keeps me writing, compelling me to continue doing what I love even when I don't feel "inspired" or more so when I can't find the mental space. Haiku is an art, and not easy. But for an amateur like me, sometimes it is "easy enough" to create so I return time… Continue reading Seeking #Haiku 271

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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

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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

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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

Pain, Passion, Poetry

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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Haiku, Pain, Poetry

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

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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

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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

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Pleasures #Haiku Challenge 134 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 134 with prompt words - Blow, Please As you please, I will Bow before the pleasures felt Till fear blows away. ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  

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#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