This is my first first poem in this challenge, so I hope it is alright to post it. Today's prompt was to write a poem about an animal. What a beauty to behold! Walking through the forest, trying to rush my husband along, I looked down and saw a turtle slowly making its way. It... Continue Reading →
I will tell you upfront that this is one of the kooky posts, generated by questions about life that seem to nettle my mind and will not let go. Chalk it up to my trying to find my cadence for writing again. The question today concerns why so many new cozy mysteries have women who... Continue Reading →
Photo by WikiImages at Pixabay.com When I told Mama that some day I would walk in space, she said, "People like "us" don't go far in this life." But, I learned that poverty was our condition, but not necessarily my destiny. Looking at earth and fearing for its future, I wished Mama had lived to... Continue Reading →
A friction-packed rage. Actions taken with regrets. Learning to forgive. Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: Friction and Action.
Deep, bellowing voice, Croaking lovely in rhythm, Soothes my sad spirits. Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie: Voices of Nature.
She watched him approach her, knowing that he was a charlatan. He said, "I found this envelope full of money, with no name on it. But, it's late, so I need to put it in someone's bank account. I will give you some of it!" She responded, "You picked the wrong one, Brother. I only... Continue Reading →
Catherine stood on the top of the Tokyo Skytree, the tallest structure in the city, with 29 floors. She loved the 360 degree views of the city, for it gave her a sense of Japan's rich history. She wished that she had not worn a skirt, but pants instead, because of the wind. She had... Continue Reading →
Loving the pure tones, The trumpeter played with grace. The pitch touched my soul. Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge for April 15, 2019: tone and pitch.
A couple of weeks ago, as I sat watching television, out of my left eye, I thought I saw something small and black fall from the stairs to the floor of the living room. But, when I looked again, there wasn't anything there. That's when I realized that we had a mouse in the house!... Continue Reading →