Useful, #TankaTuesday #ThemePrompt: shadorma

Kerfe gave us the theme for this week's #TankaTuesday challenge: Useful. Here's my interpretation of useful. When I was young, my step-mother would often remind me, "waste not—want not." I always met this statement with an eye roll, thinking, here we go again. Typical kid, right? People used to say my step-mother was thrifty. She… Continue reading Useful, #TankaTuesday #ThemePrompt: shadorma

“Summer Scents,” haibun

Frank J. Tassone is hosting dVerse today. Here's what he's looking for: Let’s join in the celebration of Summer! Write a haibun that alludes to this hottest of seasons. New to haibun? The form consists of one to a few paragraphs of prose—usually written in the present tense—that evoke an experience and are often non-fictional/autobiographical.… Continue reading “Summer Scents,” haibun

Reflections on Today

Today I celebrate another birthday... it's another year around the sun. As my thoughts turn inward, I greet the day with a thankful heart. I'm thankful I found the love of my life early on. We've had so much together. I'm grateful for family and friends, some more like family than mere friends. I'm thankful… Continue reading Reflections on Today

The Rebirth

For months, winter’s clouds painted the Michigan skies a steely gray, robbing the world of color. “Talk what you please of future spring and sun-warm’d sweet tomorrow;” for today, I walk the path of this spring, holding tight to winter’s sorrow. Today, the sun’s heat fills my heart with the warmth that winter robbed from… Continue reading The Rebirth

#TankaTuesday – Mabon Dreams, #tanka #prose

Image by Lolame from Pixabay The smell of wet leaves and dew always reminds me that the Autumnal Equinox or Mabon is not far away. The days are now divided equally between day and night. It's a time to give thanks to the waning sunlight. This is a time of balance when I enjoy the… Continue reading #TankaTuesday – Mabon Dreams, #tanka #prose

“Monsoon Madness,” A #Haibun #Tanka

The challenge words for this week's poetry challenge are "character and wild." I used tempestuous for character, and howling for wild. Here in Arizona, the weather forecasters speak of "the monsoon season" and the destruction it sometimes wrecks across Phoenix and Maricopa County. "Not to worry," I said. We've lived through blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, hurricanes,… Continue reading “Monsoon Madness,” A #Haibun #Tanka

Pixel Prose Challenge–Morning Fog

“Morning Fog,” is my contribution for this week’s Unique Art Chic’s weekly challenge entitled, “Pixel Prose Challenge.” The fog rolls in thick in the morning during this extremely humid period in Pensacola, Florida.  This is a view of the field behind our house where two neighbor horses graze.  By the afternoon hours we will have… Continue reading Pixel Prose Challenge–Morning Fog

Pixel Prose Challenge – Sea Foam Waves

I just found another exciting challenge entitled, “The Pixel Prose Challenge.”  Visual Haiku = Haiga! Here are the rules to participate: STEPS TO ENTER  (Click on the above logo to visit Create a new post and title it Pixel Prose Challenge + your post title Tag your post Pixel Prose Challenge If you create… Continue reading Pixel Prose Challenge – Sea Foam Waves