Being alive, Pain, Poetry, Reflection

Will she smile?

  She cried again. Over the time that had passed. Of the years she lost to her duties. Of the years she abandoned for fear. Sorrow etched her brow. She can only feel the tightening in her chest. She can only hear echoes of how she used to be. Submerged in this grief she cannot… Continue reading Will she smile?

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

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

#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

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