Written In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Wellbeing

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #40 – Every Wednesday I post a photo.  You respond with something CREATIVE.

climbing the stairway

to walk path of wellbeing

spirit, soul, body

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Incorruptible Gifts – Renga

Your Daily Word Prompt  – Flourish – April 7, 2019

Word Of The Day Challenge – Venturesome

Haikai Challenge #80 (4/6/19) – Cherry [blossoms] (sakura) 

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to cherry blossoms (sakura).

NaPoWriMo 2019 Challenge

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?

The joy of springtime

brings many gifts to enjoy

cherry blossom love

warm sunshine to light our path

filling us with gratitude

~ * ~

Our souls then flourish

with a venturesome spirit

stepping out afar

the confine safety of self

bringing these gifts to others

~ * ~

To awake souls wings

and fly beyond this earth’s realm

in joyous freedom

these incorruptible gifts

of joy and love I would give

~ * ~

The priceless riches

that can never be purchased

given by Love’s grace

to all who ask willingly

and will receive faithfully

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  Pinterest

Sweetless At Midnight

Light Motiffs II – Three Things Challenge PL49 

 Every day at 10PM (PST) I will post three seemingly unconnected things that will, hopefully, ignite your muse. You don’t have to use all three things if you don’t want to. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything. Simply read the prompt, see where your muse takes you, and bring us along for the ride.  Today’s prompt: midnight, sweatshirt, application.

The Haunted Wordsmith Story Starter Challenge & Elemental Writing Challenge

Story Starter Prompt:  “It was our darkest hour.”

Elemental Writing Challenge: For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is AIR.

Today’s word and image:


It was our darkest hour of our marriage

for five years we had been saving and planning

our very special midnight rendezvous of sweet lovin’

to celebrate our twentieth wedding anniversary

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The resort we chose was well known for all its

tropical delights including everyday warm sunshine

but when we arrived there and settled in…

suddenly, we were blasted with the

frigid air of an unexpected freak Winter storm

killing all the anticipation we had built up over the five years

and alas, we had to enact the application of

sweatshirts and sweatpants because

this tropical resort has no heaters installed in the rooms

which left us completely sweetless at midnight!

~ * ~

The Zephyr Of Grace

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt – Zephyr

Your poem / prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.

The length of your poem / prose must match 101 words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.

The Zephyr Of Grace

A soft gentle breeze kissed
her soul’s tears
comfort came and
held her close
until the tears dried up

The sunshine warmed
her within and
a smile dawned upon
her sweet little face
of pain there was no trace

And through the healing
she danced once again
the song in her heart revealing
loving touch from her Friend
a touch eternal

She grew strong to dance
through all life’s seasons
bringing joy to all who
cross her path
a joy eternal

She continues on till this day
her gratitude carries her along
to walk a love-filled sway
a sway eternal

Photo Credit:  Pinterest

Despite The Weather – Haiku Poem

MLMM Heeding Haiku With Chevrefeuille – Sunny Days

So here is the theme for this week … sunny days … You may write a haibun or a haiku, but there are a few rules this week. Your haibun may have a maximum of 75 words (including the haiku) and the haiku has to follow the classical rules, like 5-7-5 syllables, a season word and an interchangeable first and third line.

Despite The Weather

despite the weather
when the soul is the sunshine
sunny days prevail

Photo Credit:  flickr

Nature’s Bounty – Sedoka Poem

Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge Wk #98 – Happiness & Nature

Use the weekly poetry prompt “happiness & nature”  to write a poem – any form, your choice, also please feel free to substitute these prompt words with a “synonym”.

Nature's Bounty

Sunshine, tall green trees
water’s gentle soothing flow
being still in mindfulness

Breathing in the peace
nature and its bounty brings
much happiness to the heart

Photo Credit:  Pinterest