Pilgrimage Of Unknown Grace

In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge #119 (12/28/19): New Year (Shinnen) – This week, write the #haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to the New Year (Shinnen), be it New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, the new year in general, etc.

"Old Fall River Road" Rocky Mountain National Park - Colorado Light Dancing

life’s joys and sorrows

hopes, dreams and new beginnings

promises to come

expectations and let downs

in all these things are blessings

to behold in the New Year

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  Pinterest




In Response To:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #72: Wish – What’s in a wish? Do you dare to dream, to wish? This week, I challenge you to set your imagination free, unlock your heart, and wish.

Sadje’s What Do You See #3 – What words would you give to this picture?

She gazes at the art inside 

to take her where her dreams lie

instead of settling for just a wish

which she cannot seem to accomplish

it helps her to escape her life’s reality

of her marriage’s violent incompatibility

she tells herself that one day she will be free

but until that day the art remains her reprieve.

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  A painting by Jim Warren on Google


Dreamer’s Portal

The Haunted Wordsmith – Opposites Attract Challenge April 6, 2019

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: dreamer

Antonyms: hardnose, pragmatist, realist.

World Building: Murabito Border

Through the portal

is a dreamer’s realm

a place for a sabbatical

from being a daily realist

enduring all the seasons of life

and finding rest in the

sunlight of her dreams.

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  Pinterest





Wafting In The Deep Blue Indigo

The Haunted Wordsmith Genre Challenge #6

This challenge is a bit different than everything else in that it has two rules:

Response should use the photo prompt given
Response should be in specified genre

Today’s genre: Poetry

Today’s photo prompt:

Wafting in the deep blue indigo

her soul is lavished

in brilliant Autumn warmth

kissed with the hues of

sea creatures at her beckon call

to swim the depths, widths, lengths, and heights,

of an ocean’s infinity

where sweet dreams are vivid and alive flawlessly

untarnishable by the world’s imperfections

and there are no limits

to where imagination’s wings

can take her to soar

with new, refreshing, and

boundless places to explore

where boredom is not known

yet peace is food for the soul

wafting in the deep blue indigo.