Sometimes when I stand on the rocks, the water is gentle. The sun throws splashes of daylight stars to tickle my feet. Other days, the water is playful. The breeze laughs, blows bubbles around my ankles and knees, pretending these small waves can topple me. On darker days, the water churns by swiftly, and it…Continue Reading “Riptide”
“Am I wise?” I asked the Sky. Can you balance dark and light? Hold within you the vast potential of the future? “Am I wise?” I asked the Sea. Can you wash away just enough of the past to refresh yet leave a lasting impression? “Am I wise?” I asked the Earth. Can you take…Continue Reading “On Wisdom”
My story poem is not inspired by a photo, but rather another story. One of my favorite genres is Arthurian legend. This poem is inspired by the tragic love triangle of King Arthur, his Queen, Guinevere, and their beloved champion, Sir Lancelot. The images are two of my favorites from Edmund Blair Leighton. Guinevere’s Loves…Continue Reading “OctPoWriMo Day 24 – Story Time”
I’m going rebel. Today’s OctPoWriMo prompt asks us to consider the vastness of the universe, to observe how tiny parts fit together to create a greater whole. I’ll work on that, but it’s not likely to show up here today. One of the sentence prompts on today’s post inspired me more readily, though. I pulled an old…Continue Reading “OctPoWriMo Day 23 – Water Dance”
So OctPoWriMo completely got away from me… First, a blog malfunction set me back a couple of days. Then I spent a few days trying to recover from the blog malfunction. Then I got a cold. Then we went away for a couple of days. Then… You know…the stuff of life. I’ve given up on the…Continue Reading “OctPoWriMo Day 22 – Sacred Store”
Today we’ll go short and sweet with a little haiku. Most often, when I think of magic, I think of my daughter. Today is no different. Right now, she’s working on a building project – a Lego Elves castle – and quoting spells from the first Harry Potter movie. See? Magic. She speaks of magic–…Continue Reading “OctPoWriMo Day 4 – Magic”
Life exhausts us. We move and go and think and feel until we can no longer stand. Forces pull us. We move this way, that way, every direction until there is nowhere to turn. All inspires us. We breathe, consume, absorb, devour all that is until sweet muses demand release. But words fail us. We sit, we stare, we doubt, and delay until the…Continue Reading “OctPoWriMo Day Three – The Blank Page”
Well, here it is…October first.
When did that happen?
At some point during the last few weeks, I think I decided to give the OctPoWriMo challenge a try. But seriously…thirty-one poems in thirty-one days? I don’t know… But I do know that it’s been far too long since I flexed my poetry muscles, so now is as good a time as any to jump in.Continue Reading "OctPoWriMo – Day 1 (What Was I Thinking???)"
After a hard day’s work, there is more. Years of days have been spent at work… challenging, demanding, rewarding, exhausting, physical and emotional. After a hard day’s work, there is more. Years of after works are spent at another job more education, seminars, workshops, meetings, workouts, the things required to sustain or progress. After a…Continue Reading “FTSF – After a Hard Day’s Work”