The Path Well Traveled #Haibun

The Path Well Traveled I find myself in an all too familiar place. At the head of the trail, I stand staring at what lies ahead. Staring down the path, I know exactly where it will lead me. In my mind, I can see every twist and turn, every uneven step, as they are aContinue reading “The Path Well Traveled #Haibun”

Nights of Terror #Shadorma

Oh terror waning moon’s release steel darkness consuming old thoughts collect, mold, and chase reality sways powerful it’s grip overtakes air thickens heart echoes not granting the slumber craved daybreak a’last! melts darkness melts along the body worn as skin mind may ease, but never leaves for life’s unjust ways I have used the shadormaContinue reading “Nights of Terror #Shadorma”

Send Your Shoes Flying High – #CinquainPoetry

Send Your Shoes Flying High Run, laughRejoice in the rainLet it fall upon youFeel your skin awaken for you’re Alive RelaxInto the night,Take in the sweet scent Of honeysuckle – wish uponA star WithoutHesitationSend your shoes flying highLet the lush blades of grass tickleYour toes Observe Goodwill unfoldIn moments of silence,Embrace the small details ofContinue reading “Send Your Shoes Flying High – #CinquainPoetry”

Daisy – #Shadorma

Daisy Bursting sunAglow with white maneForetelling Of love’s fateSafe in the ground it remainsFor true love is mine This week at Tanka Tuesday, Kat, from last month’s challenge, has chosen the theme, “Pick a Flower” and using one of the syllabic forms we use, tell us why it is special to you.“ I’m also sharingContinue reading “Daisy – #Shadorma”

Hope Spilling From The Horizon – #Double Etheree #Ekphrastic #Photo Prompt

Hope Spilling From The Horizon Bare I stood Held captive Going nowhere Fast in the scorched sand Of this desolate land. Nowhere, until I opened My eyes, did I see the first rays Of hope spilling from the horizon Reaching for me. Warming my weak, fruitless Arms. Shedding light over what was once dark. RevealingContinue reading “Hope Spilling From The Horizon – #Double Etheree #Ekphrastic #Photo Prompt”

Explore – #Swirling Cinquain

Explore ExploreLife’s not a boreWhen adventure is sought -In the couch, you’re no longer caughtExploreOpen that doorTest the wind, mute your phoneTake a step into the unknownExploreWorld’s yours to tourStray from the everydayNear, far, no matter – break awayExplore This week for Tanka Tuesday our challenge was to write using synonyms only. Jude gave usContinue reading “Explore – #Swirling Cinquain”

Black And White – #Brevette and Photography Collection

Black And White WaterReflectsLife JoyBloomsBeauty NatureWeavesPerfection CourageBridgesImpossibilities SurvivalSpurtsGrowth TriumphsHealScars DreamsBirthGoals This week Cee has challenged us take black and white photos that begin with the letters B and W. I loved this challenge as I love how dramatic and romantic black and white photos appear. They are poetry themselves. However, the poet in me couldn’tContinue reading “Black And White – #Brevette and Photography Collection”

Reflections – #Haiku

Reflections “The way we experience the worldaround us is a direct reflection ofthe world within us.” Gabrielle Bernstein Here I find myself reflecting on the reflected. How cleansing and invigorating a walk through nature can be. It renews the soul and sets the spirit free. Silent statuesqueBeacon of serenityAmidst evolving world Glass lakeReflects timeSwept byContinue reading “Reflections – #Haiku”

Swirling – #Cinquain Swirl

Swirling SwirlingAs she worships The sun moving acrossMighty stands the sunflower tallSwirling The coiled shield Of the attentive snakeUpon the rock, it basks awaySwirling When the sun drops Steadily on the move The imprinted snail looks for foodSwirlingThe flight of daysPeaceful the gentle breezeTurned violent storms of water, windSwirlingDouble helixLife’s fragile code held tightIn theContinue reading “Swirling – #Cinquain Swirl”

Amity Smolders – #Photo Prompt

This week at Word Craft #Tanka Tuesday, Colleen stated: This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). D.L. (Denise) Finn from last month’s challenge provided the photo for this month’s challenge. Interpret this photo through the eyes of a poet. Here is my interpretation: Frigid, distant grows the manAmity SmoldersYearning to mend what’s broken © Heather ~Continue reading “Amity Smolders – #Photo Prompt”

Untouchable Dreams ~ #Shadorma

This week for #TankaTuesday, Colleen has challenged us to write a syllabic poem using synonyms only for the words hope and eager. This is my attempt at a shadorma using the words dream and zealous. Untouchable Dreams Zealous loveFills the beating heartWith courageTo pursueOnce thought untouchable dreamsNow seen within reach SHADORMA: The Shadorma is a poeticContinue reading “Untouchable Dreams ~ #Shadorma”

Our Place

Our Place Our place,Straws of laborAside time interlaceFor it’s you my child, we embrace,Ardor ©2021 Heather – Home Study From The Grateful Heart I saw this bird’s nest on the sidewalk during a walk in the fall. I was drawn to the structure of the nest and the leaves around it. It was my inspirationContinue reading “Our Place”