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dVerse — Villanelle — Heaven Reborn

Sansevieria in bloom, taken 2009   After getting some much-appreciated feedback, I took a look at the poem.  Here's the first revision: When sun shines, heaven is reborn. Faces turn skyward, spirits leap Warmth for living, blessings adorn Spring's voice sings through green colored horn Flora! Fauna! lilies and peeps When sun shines, heaven is… Continue reading dVerse — Villanelle — Heaven Reborn

3TC · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fauna · fiction · flora · nature · politics · Word of the Day Challenge

Home of the brave

image link Fandango's FOWC is division, the Word Challenge of the Day is empty, Paula's 3 Things Challenge words are tortilla, vault, riverbed, and Teresa's Story Starter Challenge prompt is “I’m sure it was all a dream.” Vanna started her morning with a breakfast of coffee and a corn tortilla with fresh avocado on it,… Continue reading Home of the brave

3TC · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fiction · flora · Word of the Day Challenge

neighbor’s choice

.red = lipstick plant, pink = bleeding heart plant, white = dutchman's breeches Fandango's FOWC is occur, the Word of the Day Challenge is zenith, and Paula's 3 Things Challenge words are chess, aliens, greenhouse Bart and Cindy had inherited the small cottage from Bart's mother way back when. Across the lane lived Mr. Pena,… Continue reading neighbor’s choice

flora · haiku · Mind Lovers Misery Menagerie · poetry

MLMM –Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, February 27 2019 Morning Glory

Chevrefeuille is hosting Heeding Haiku today and says: This week I have a nice theme for you to create your haiku or haibun with … Morning Glory … Create your haiku or haibun following the classical rules (5-7-5 syllables; seasonword; cutting word; deeper meaning; interchangeable 1st and 3rd line; a moment as short as the… Continue reading MLMM –Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, February 27 2019 Morning Glory

flora · Friday Fictioneers · poetry

My Pledge

  Carved from a branch from our village olive tree, stained with the flora of our fields, gilt with the gold from our mountain streams, and blessed by crones who live in our caves, I pledge these to you, as symbol of all that I am. My love, sprung from nature, will reside With you,… Continue reading My Pledge

3TC · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fauna · fiction · flora · orchids · Word of the Day Challenge

Under the orchid’s spell

Orchidaceae -- Chloraea disoides Lindl Fandango's FOWC is lethargic, the Word of the Day Challenge is envision, and Paula's 3 Things Challenge words are:  cousin, folder, iguana As lethargic as Daria was feeling this morning, she did not envision having a very fun time at botanical gardens with her cousin today. Romo, a photographer, had… Continue reading Under the orchid’s spell

flora · haiku · Mind Lovers Misery Menagerie · poetry

MLMM — Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, February 13th 2019, cherry blossom

  Chèvrefeuille is our host of Heeding Haiku. Chèvrefeuille says: This week I read the first cherry blossom forecast of Japan and the first cherry blossoms have started to bloom in Japan. The cherry blossom forecast stays on until end of May 2019 by the way. This week’s theme / prompt is therefore CHERRY BLOSSOM… Continue reading MLMM — Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, February 13th 2019, cherry blossom

flora · nature · trees

Weeping Willow

Winter's ice cubes cling, infesting willow branches that twist, snap, and fall. https://youtu.be/km3JeaXEXmE A picture can't do this justice.  The tree is massive and so is the limb that fell. Below are a couple photos of the pine tree also in the yard.  Other parts of the country are used to ice storms, but we… Continue reading Weeping Willow

flora · haiku · Mind Lovers Misery Menagerie · nature · poetry

#MLMM Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, January 16th 2019, First Day of Spring

  Mind Loves Misery Menagerie has asked that we write haiku on the first day of spring.  Hopefully more than one is ok.   Calendar: says Spring Ground: still frozen with heaped snow Winter: your time's done. * March's beginning, daffodils are still sleeping under white blankets. * March's twenty first, daffodils and crocus push… Continue reading #MLMM Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, January 16th 2019, First Day of Spring

dverse · flora · haibun · nature · poetry

d’Verse — Haibun Monday: January

Today's offering is a haibun written for hostess of the evening's d'Verse, Kim's, prompt of January. Waking up at eleven, looking out at another repetition of anemic feebleness that washes the life out everything. Invisible beyond grey, clouds prevent any instance of ROYGBIV. Eyes strain to delineate blah from blah. To say it is preferable… Continue reading d’Verse — Haibun Monday: January