love · Word of the Day Challenge

To wish is a beautiful thing

image link   For the Word of the Day Challenge prompt of wish I give you some videos that exemplify the spirit of wishes. The first one, a performance during Thanksgiving 1978, from the film, “The Last Waltz”, has Bob Dylan singing with The Band as backup. The Band had decided to quit touring and… Continue reading To wish is a beautiful thing

dverse · love · poetry · relationships

They Say…

image link They say hearts are meant to be broken. They say once broken it's tougher than before. They say if you don't love, your heart will turn to stone. You'll curl up into a corner, wither, and die. They are talking about romantic love. They are talking about erotic love. * Go out there,… Continue reading They Say…

dverse · love · poetry · quadrille · Uncategorized

Good Cheer (not the title)

WhimsyGizmo at dverse poet's pub has asked for a 44 word Quadrille on the topic of cheer.  I have indicated that the given title above is not the title of the Quadrille for purposes of word count.   shivering in doorway mother, toddler, teen, dog smooth stone, alcove bars wind, sucks heat * curtained snowflakes… Continue reading Good Cheer (not the title)

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · goddess · love · music · relationships · religion · Word of the Day Challenge

Not that God

image link The Word of the Day Challenge is hymn.  Fandango's One Word Challenge is contrast. Every Sunday, it was the same routine. Same old sermons, same old songs. Until that one Sunday, when our pastor was gone and we had a substitute. The substitute was a young woman who had spiked blue hair, a… Continue reading Not that God

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · love · poetry · triquain · Word of the Day Challenge · writing

writing community

image link Fandango's One Word Challenge is trail.  Word of the Day Challenge is camaradarie.  These two words immediately made me think of the writing community here at Word Press that is such a joyous and supportive community.  I love you!  OK enough of the mushy. Here's another form that ends up being in a… Continue reading writing community

love · poetry · quatern · Word of the Day Challenge


image link A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. A quatern has eight syllables per line. It does not have to be iambic or follow a set rhyme scheme. She sinks into oblivion Each instance his name… Continue reading Oblivion

Copla Real · dverse · family · love · poetry · quintilla · relationships · Uncategorized

Mi Familia

image link Thank you, Grace from dverse for the prompt today for a Quintilla. The form is a Spanish Quintain (Quintilla), which is a 16th century Spanish Quintain form of eight syllable (Iambic Tetrameter) lines. When written as a decastich (2 quintillas), the verse is known as Copla Real.  The topics for my Copla Real… Continue reading Mi Familia

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · love · music · poetry


once painted shapes now fading traces on the stone path to the ocean, reminders of when our love was alive. the salt of the sea reaches to touch them distant tears that also remember   For some reason, this song comes to mind:

#OctPoWriMo2018 · cinquain · fauna · love · OctPoWriMo · poetry · relationships

Poetry Day 24 — kedi

“Dogs think people are God, but cats don't. Cats are aware of God's existence. Cats know that people act as middlemen to God's will. They're not ungrateful, they just know better.” – unnamed Instanbul resident in the film, kedi "kedi" (2016) is a documentary by Ceyda Torun. The blurb at imdb describes it as, “A… Continue reading Poetry Day 24 — kedi