The Spirit’s Zephyr – Haiku

Written In Response To:

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 30 – I’d like you to try your hand at a minimalist poem. What’s that? Well, a poem that is quite short, and that doesn’t really try to tell a story, but to quickly and simply capture an image or emotion. Haiku are probably the most familiar and traditional form of minimalist poetry.

A2Z Challenge 2019 – Day 30 – Letter “Z” – My Challenge Theme: Love/Peace

Hello October

the Spirit’s zephyr

kissed this soul with forgiveness

inhale captured love

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Yesteryear Yearnings – Tanka

Written In Response To:

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 29

A2Z Challenge 2019 – Day 29 – Letter “Y” – My Challenge Theme:  Love/Peace

My favorite photos! Flowers,.......etc.

yesteryear yearnings

when life had more peaceful times

love was an action

and not just a spoken word

to be heard but not be seen

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The Poet’s Soul – Meta-Poem

Written In Response To:

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 28 –  I’d like to challenge you to try your hand at a meta-poem of your own.  A meta-poem is a poem about poetry.

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A poem is the poet’s soul…

sometimes truth, sometimes lies

sometimes a facade in disguise

it’s what can help a poet feel whole


A poem will convey the brokenness

the pain, the anguish, the tears that

spoken word cannot find a way to express

it is the poet’s breath when fear paralyzes


A poem can be the dousing of water

upon anger’s burn to become an ember

it can be the lyrics of a poet’s mind that prance

and the beat of a poet’s heart that dance


A poem is life’s seasons written all year round

it is the sound one hears when the poet’s heart pound

a rhyme, a rhythm, a frozen place in time held dear

the memories of love, joy, passion and laughter’s lyre


A poem is the stirring of the emotions going in circles

and the mind’s insanity turned into sanity’s miracles

it is the mad rambling of impatience and frustration

the soul’s muted torment within escape to freedom…


A poem is the intricate tapestry of a poet’s soul.

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Time’s Scythe – Word Bank Poem

Written In Response To:

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 27 – Prompt – I’d like to challenge you to “remix” a Shakespearean sonnet.  You can pick a line you like and use it as the genesis for a new poem. Or make a “word bank” out of a sonnet, and try to build a new poem using the same words (or mostly the same words) as are in the poem. Or you could try to write a new poem that expresses the same idea as one of Shakespeare’s sonnets.

My Word Bank poem was inspired by William Shakespeare’s sonnet XII.

Girl sitting on a clock in the middle of a field surreal art

The clock tells time

whether in brave day

or the hideous of night

behold the violet ancient

once lush purple now sable

a lofty tree barren of leaves

summer green beauties sweet

die fast…wastes of time

seasons borne then pass away

question I make of this

redundant cycle’s purpose

can it stop and be still

even but a moment’s time?

no…the unending answer

for nothing can go ‘gainst

Time’s Scythe.

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Love’s Comfort

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 24 – Lachrymose – Locate a dictionary, thesaurus, or encyclopedia, open it at random, and consider the two pages in front of you to be your inspirational playground for the day. Maybe a strange word will catch your eye, or perhaps the mishmash of information will provide you with the germ of a poem.

Your Daily Word Prompt – Renew – April 24, 2019

Word Of The Day Challenge – Delayed

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract Challenge – Today’s prompt: heavenly.  Antonyms: atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched.

Watertema soos myne mosaiek

When one has been battling illness,

trials and tribulations for some time

and remains faithful and diligent in prayer

yet the answers are delayed for many years

it can cause the soul to become lachrymose

and leave the spirit feeling wretched and broken

in these seasons is when grace’s strength is spoken

by helping us to renew our heavenly  hope once again

this is when we are reminded that even though the answers

have not yet come to relieve our sorrows and sufferings

Love’s comfort is always there to carry us through!

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Proverbs 15:13 (AMPC)

13 A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

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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!

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Photo Credit:  Nadine Hudson 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