Soulless #Haiku 214

lacking gold and praise fool to regret, if with all you have not your soul? ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #214. This week's prompt words are lack and fool. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with … Continue reading Soulless #Haiku 214

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Waiting #Haiku 213

Slow, fast, fickle time Impatience and excitement Waiting in progress. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #213. This week's prompt words are time and movement. 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 … Continue reading Waiting #Haiku 213

Knowledge #Haiku 212

information sates while knowledge excites the mind, still wisdom eludes. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #212. This week's prompt words are sates and fuels. 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 … Continue reading Knowledge #Haiku 212

A mirror looking into you

Many of you know I am enthralled by David Whyte's poetry. As is its nature, poetry touches differently upon each of us and in different moments. I read this poetry many times before.   "Stone" by David Whyte   The face in the stone is a mirror looking into you. You have gazed into the … Continue reading A mirror looking into you

Revolution #Haiku 210

Wake up and notice lament outrage heralding a revolution. ~ FlorenceT   This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #210. This week's prompt words are woke and up. 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 … Continue reading Revolution #Haiku 210

Little one – a poem

Hey little one I know it hurts Though you smile Shrugging away anger Disappointment’s guise Hey little one I wish he’s more Do not hide Feel it and rage, my dear Let your pain flow out Hey little one I feel its hold Real shadow Leaves you cold, please my dear Let it strengthens not … Continue reading Little one – a poem

Certainty, a poem

  As mind battles heart    for dominance its quest, Reason cannot defeat    the love residing within. ~ FlorenceT   Sometimes as words come to me, so does music.  Oddly, this song pops up as I am creating this post, so here it is - a sweet simple song. Enjoy!   © 2018 FlorenceT … Continue reading Certainty, a poem

Two #Haiku Challenge 184 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 184 with prompt words - Press, Touch     Press of the button Catastrophic consequence, Do not ever touch!     Gentle caresses like wind driving surging waves press forth, replete.   ~ FlorenceT     © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.  

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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Acceptance #Haiku Challenge 181 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 181 with prompt words - Nightmare, Horror   The final post for 2017, and to everyone who has come by my posts or visited MeaningsandMusings, May you find grace and compassion in what was May you hold beautiful memories of this year past; May you find hope and peace in becoming May you … Continue reading Acceptance #Haiku Challenge 181 @RonovanWrites