Ancient Times – Tanka

The Haunted Wordsmith Elemental Writing Challenge – This week’s focus is Earth.  Today’s prompt and image: cavern.

deep in the cavern

lie many a mystery

to be unveiled

a journey through ancient times

revealing earth’s legacy

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Photo Credit:  skeeze from Pixabay

Mystical Beauty

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 23

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract & Elemental Writing Challenges

Opposites Attract:  Today’s prompt: retain – Antonyms: give up, hand over, release, relinquish, surrender, yield.

Elemental Challenge:  This week’s focus is Earth.  Today’s prompt and image: mystical.

Although the earth is thousands of years old

worn, torn, damaged, and deteriorating

even so, by God’s grace, there are jewels to find

that still retain their mystical beauty

to be enamored, cherished, held sacred and holy

a reason to be grateful and rejoice for these free gifts

remembering to relinquish not our reverent admiration!

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  Nadine Hudson from Pixabay

Forever Lone

Word Of The Day Challenge – Ugly

Your Daily Word Prompt – Initiative – April, 21, 2019

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract & Elemental Writing Challenges

Opposites Attract: Today’s word: obscure – Antonyms: accessible, clear, nonambiguous, obvious, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal.

Elemental Writing: This week’s focus is Earth.  Today’s prompt and image: destructive.

Destructive are the ways of mankind

upon this the Creator’s beautiful earth

where once stood a building enshrined

has become ugly wrought into dearth

obscure was the inspiration in planning

obvious not one took the initiative to

build upon the indestructible strength of

the Chief Cornerstone…

and what once was shall lay forever lone.

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Photo Credit:  Angelo Giordano from Pixabay

Alive With Life – Tanka

The Haunted Wordsmith Elemental Writing Challenge April 20, 2019

 For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Earth.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.

Today’s prompt and image: magnetic.

magnetic is the

power of earth’s atmosphere

charged with energy

to bring life to its domain

and sustain living beings

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  Free-Photos from Pixabay

Crystal Moon Soul – Haiku Sonnet

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 19

Word Of The Day Challenge – Moon

Your Daily Word Prompt – Implement – April 19, 2019

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract & Elemental Writing Challenges

Opposites Attract:  For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).  Today’s word: gossamer.  Antonyms: sturdy, substantial.

Elemental Writing:  For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Water.

Today’s prompt and image: icy

crystal moon fashioned

icy gossamer patches

unique designs formed

 

with water droplets

implements sturdy beauty

that one must behold

 

light shines upon it

revealing nature’s process

solely intricate

 

just like every soul

exclusively created

by Composer’s hand

 

each one an original

poem of lyrical song

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Photo Credit:  Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

Unity Unbroken – Haiku Sonnet

The basic premise of the Haiku Sonnet is simple: 4 3-liner haiku plus a couplet of either 5 or 7 syllables adds up to 14 lines, the same number of lines found in a sonnet.

The Haunted Wordsmith GenreElementalOpposites Attract Challenges.

Genre:  The purpose of this challenge is to push ourselves to dip our toes in other genres than we normally write in.  Today’s genre: Haiku Sonnet.

Opposites Attract:  For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work). 

Today’s prompt: restful – Antonyms: boisterous, clamorous, clattery, deafening, loud, noisy, raucous, rip-roaring, roistering, romping, rowdy, tumultuous, unquiet, uproarious, woolly (also wooly).

Elemental:  For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Water.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.

Today’s prompt and image: cascading.

cascading water

restful for the peace of mind

freedom from unquiet

 

gentle droplets spray

the face causing refreshment

breathe in cooling touch

 

listening to nature

guiding my meditation

soothing music heard

 

soul lays in stillness

freed is mind from distractions

our hearts joined as One

 

my Beloved and I fused

in unity unbroken

~ * ~

Photo Credit: PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay 

 

 

The Gift Of The Swan

Your Daily Word Prompt – Examine – April 17, 2019

Word Of The Day Challenge – Lingering

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract & Elemental Writing Challenges

Opposites Attract:  For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).

Today’ word: ancient.

Antonym: modern, new, recent.

Elemental Writing:  For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Water.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.

Today’s prompt and image: cleansing.

Holy and sacred is the ancient water

that would be stirred by an angel

to bring cleansing healing and

turn ailments into the purity,

beauty, and grace of the modern day swan

representative of  a lingering elegance

which is almost impossible to not examine

for how can the eye of the soul not

be captured by this glorious creation

and the only requirement to experience this

is taking the time to slow down and breathe.

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Photo Credit:  pixel2013 from Pixabay

Water’s Dark – Senryu

The Haunted Wordsmith Elemental Writing Challenge April 16, 2019

For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Water.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element. 

Today’s prompt and image: mysterious.

deep of indigo

mysterious happenings

found in water’s dark

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  Sebastian Ganso from Pixabay

Faith Inflexible – Senryu

The Haunted Wordsmith Elemental Writing Challenge & Opposites Attract Challenge

Opposites Attract:  For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).   

Today’s word: supple.

Antonyms: inflexible, rigid, stiff, stiffened.

Elemental Writing:   For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Water.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.

Today’s prompt and image: briny

briny but supple

is the water of my soul

faith inflexible

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  joakant from Pixabay

Soul’s Blush Of Pink – Tanka

NaPoWriMo 2019 Challenge – Day 14

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #81 (4/13/19) – Pink Moon

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the Pink Moon.

Pink ground phlox, or “moss pink,” lends its name to the April Moon.

The Haunted Wordsmith Elemental Writing Challenge – April 14, 2019

 For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.

Today’s prompt and image: rejuvenating.

full pink moon arrives

bringing with it the moss pink

rejuvenating

the change from Winter’s nighttime

into Spring waters rebirth

~ * ~

Photo Credits:

Pink Moon – KIYOMI YOSHIMATSU / 500PXGETTY IMAGES

Waterfalls – David Mark from Pixabay