Word For The Day…

From Gratefulness.org

I wonder if gratefulness is the bridge from sorrow to joy, spanning the chasm of our anxious striving. Freed from the burden of unbridled desires, we can enjoy what we have, celebrate what we’ve attained, and appreciate the familiar. For if we can’t be happy now, we’ll likely not be happy when.



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

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