Yellow Daffodils, #TankaTuesday

For this week's #TankaTuesday challenge, Yvette M. Calleiro, selected the theme of beginnings and endings. I tried to allude to beginnings and endings without using the words. It proved to be difficult for me today... Here's a bit of tanka prose to reflect on. Photo by Monica Turlui on yellow daffodils bloom amidst the… Continue reading Yellow Daffodils, #TankaTuesday

Reaching for Stars, tanka prose

I'm going to attempt a trifecta... three prompts combined to make one poem. First, I have Carrot Ranch at the 99-word story prompt (write a story using the phrase, water falls. Where is the water coming from? How does it shape a story? Who does it involve? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by April… Continue reading Reaching for Stars, tanka prose

“The Russian Spring,” tanka prose

Title: Russian DancersArtist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834โ€“1917 Paris)Date: 1899 via "The Russian Spring" The great Rus, a land once dominated by Tsar's, dictators, communists, and now, by a cruel despot who longs for the glory days of the USSR. Putin's mission is clearโ€”he aims to reclaim all the territory that once made up the Russian empire.… Continue reading “The Russian Spring,” tanka prose

Nirvana, #TankaTuesday

Our #TankaTuesday prompt this week is a #PhotoPrompt. Diana Peach chose the image:, compliments ofย โ€œPretty sleepy.โ€ "Nirvana" Before you stands the door to Nirvana... Now is the time to break free from the chains that bound you to this earthly plane. Let go of all the restraints that held you back. Breathe in the… Continue reading Nirvana, #TankaTuesday

The Renovation Begins…

I've almost got the kitchen, and first floor emptied for the renovation to begin! The flooring was delivered on Friday, along with the new kitchen cabinets. On Monday, the workmen begin demolishing all the old worn out flooring and cabinets. Our contractor notified us yesterday that the granite countertops won't be in until January 11,… Continue reading The Renovation Begins…

#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

“Summer’s End,” #tankaprose #TankaTuesday

Our Tanka Tuesday challenge this week is to write some tanka prose. We typically write tanka prose in the 5-7-5-7-7 or a s/l/s/l/l five-line syllabic structure. Tanka prose should contain a title. There is one basic requirement in writing tanka prose: one paragraph, and one tanka. There are two basic forms in classic tanka prose:… Continue reading “Summer’s End,” #tankaprose #TankaTuesday

“The Illusion of Power,” tanka prose/haiku

Twirl your wands and cast your spells, for power exerted over others leads them to behave in ways they would not otherwise behave. The veil is thinning as the energy shifts. Be careful what you wish for... "The Illusion of Power Spell" On this Samhain eve of the full blue moon, I wait until midnight… Continue reading “The Illusion of Power,” tanka prose/haiku