Nature’s Murmurs

Written In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #105 (9/21/19): September Equinox (Tsuki Shunbun).  This is the last weekend of summer in the northern hemisphere (and winter in the southern). This monday, the September equinox is upon us.  This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the September Equinox (Tsuki Shunbun).

Sue Vincent Thursday Photo Prompt: Murmur #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

murmurs heard in flight

expressing nature’s stirring

her celebration

from Summer’s passing into

awakening of Autumn

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Kiss Of Enlightenment – Freestyle Poem

Jilly’s 28 Days Of Unreason Poetry – Day 10

Write a poem inspired by this quote:

“Just beyond the bruised lips of consciousness” – Jim Harrison –

from Birds Again

Kiss Of Enlightenment

To once have been asleep
in the world of self-consciousness
where self only sees itself
in the shadow of valley’s weep

Until one day a Force of Greatness
comes along and awakens the self
to everything beyond itself to see
that there is more than just the “me”

A rude awakening so amazing
when Light dawns upon the consciousness
and the soul rises from its coma
into an abundant life-filled gazing

To see, to know, to care, to love
the world going on outside
to understand it must ascend
and with Truth collide

Because Light came into the darkness
to bruise the lips of the soul
with a kiss of enlightenment
into a higher consciousness foretold

Photo Credit:  Pinterest

Bare Pages, Bare Heart – Prose Poem

Weekend Writing Prompt #36 – Begin

Word Prompt – Begin

Photo Prompt:

As I stare at the bare pages in front of me
I take a deep breath and be still in the moment
with pen in hand I speak the truth from within
the soul must have its voice or suffocate in silence
bringing death to the spirit without a purpose to ignite
In the mist of inspiration whispers are composed
awakening a brilliant artistry to behold
touching the heart of the one who reads the utterances
With the power of the pen and an inner sigh is how I begin
to tell the spiritual journey’s lore of wisdom gained through pain
not with a New Year’s resolution that will remain unkept
instead with a choice each day to release the words unwept
Therefore, there are no expectations to disappoint
only desires that are fulfilled beyond imagination’s point
As I stare at the bare pages before me…
to scribe this poet’s heart for all to see.