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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A Moment’s Reprieve

BrewNSpew Cafe – Word Of The Week – Escapism

A Moment's Reprieve

In the depths of her heart’s forest

she dawns her emerald green robe

to see where her imagination will probe

anywhere away from the reality

of her life…a different day

awakening to no new season

when she feels she can’t go on this way

she lets her fantasy take her away

the art of escapism allows for

one to leave the reality of what is

even if just for a little while

granting but a moment’s reprieve

for she knows escapism to anywhere

other than within herself is a

prophesied death to her soul.

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

Regenerated Soul

Your Daily Word Prompt – Hither – March 20, 2019

To participate in This Daily Prompt, all you have to do is publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words, images anything that you like.

Regenerated Soul

This soft, gentle, billowing pink mist

calls to my soul to hither

and come rest and be cradled

in this blanket of tenderness

~ * ~

So lush in its calming tranquility

breathing in fresh and new

exhaling out stale and old

regenerated soul

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  Pixabay