New Moon Blessings – Black New Moon in Taurus

The New Moon for May 2023 falls on May 19th EST. It’s called a Black Moon because it’s the third New Moon in a season (spring in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in Australia) that has four New Moons! Laura Bruno explains these transitions HERE. On the new moon of each month, we have theContinue reading “New Moon Blessings – Black New Moon in Taurus”

Mirrored by the Moon

Merril D. Smith is hosting at dVerse today. She asks us to write a poem of exactly 44 words (quadrille) not counting the title. Our poem must use some form of the word mirror. Ebony sky, full moon night, tides rise and fall, mirroring Luna’s soft glow— the breath of the goddess. The moon calls toContinue reading “Mirrored by the Moon”

Remains of the Day, #Senryu

This week’s #TankaTuesday challenge is a photo prompt. This year, I’ve asked my friend, and photographer, Terri Webster Schrandt, from to share her photos with us for inspiration. Terri runs a weekly photo challenge called Sunday Stills. Check it out HERE. There’s a poignant vibe that speaks to me from this photo. Only a senryu will do. 🩷Continue reading “Remains of the Day, #Senryu”

Sun & Rain, W-3 #54: Elfchen

David’s W-3 prompt #54 for this week, per Sadje’s prompt guidelines: What’s an elfchen poem? From Wikipedia: The typical structure of an elevenie is as follows: Row Words Content 1 1 A thought, an object, a colour, a smell or the like 2 2 What does the word from the first row do? 3 3Continue reading “Sun & Rain, W-3 #54: Elfchen”

Hang a Paper Moon

I was intrigued by Erik Johansson’s surrealist art, suggested by Mich, the host of dVerse, for Poetics: Slipping into Surrealism with Erik Johansson. The artwork is amazing and gave me so many ideas. Hang a Paper Moon in a sapphire night skyhang a paper moon—a secret place to hold your wants and desireslike impossible dreamsrealized inContinue reading “Hang a Paper Moon”

Beware the Nibiinaabe, #99-Word Story

The Carrot Ranch May 1, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about high water. Hell can be involved, or not. Is high water a new drink? A crisis in nature or the basement? Get in the flow. Go where the prompt leads! Submit by May 7, 2023. Please useContinue reading “Beware the Nibiinaabe, #99-Word Story”

The Lovers, Double Ennead

This week’s #TankaTuesday challenge is Ekphrastic, featuring the image below: At first glance, it looks as if the young woman is holding a cell phone. But of course, that can’t be because the painting was completed in 1860. I’m sure the young woman is holding a prayer book, so there’s really no mystery in theContinue reading “The Lovers, Double Ennead”