(c) all rights reserved · poetry · Reena's Exploration Challenge

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #101 — Look closely

He still remembers the day the moon came in and blocked the sun. His favorite toy, the orange bunny named Carrot, was taken. Carrot's shadow is still seen floating past the moon on warm summer nights if you look closely. Reena is the host of Reena's Exploration Challenge. Reena says: PROMPT Write to the photo.  As… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #101 — Look closely

(c) all rights reserved · dverse · haiku · poetry

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, 8/21/19, love ultimate and dVerse OLN

Ultimate Love (Dutch website; photo © unknown) For My Sons I'd give my life for you without a thought; live on -- sometimes think of me. You Make Me Sparkle Experiencing your laugh lights every fiber of me, like fireworks. A Prayer Knowing your grace keeps me human. Feeling loved, I beam it back to… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, 8/21/19, love ultimate and dVerse OLN

(c) all rights reserved · dverse · fiction · poetry · prosery

dVerse — Prosery #3 — Juvie

Lying supine in the back of the ambulance, Marga smiled as she approached her region's Rejuvenation Center. Juvie, as it was affectionately called, had been the final destination for most for almost 100 years now. Rolled out on the gurney with her entourage of IV tubes and bottles, Marga caught a glimpse of sky for… Continue reading dVerse — Prosery #3 — Juvie

(c) all rights reserved · magnet set · poetry · relationships

Can you picture we?

  A velvet corduroy angel dazzles a marble steel boy's heart Candy cake morning Catting about Blue belly woman, porcelain eyes Delicious, but born sad Almost there, come at you See me blush & bleed Can you picture we, magic like?     Oracle poem.  Always fun. Artwork:  Zhou Zixi (Chinese, b. 1970). Sometimes young… Continue reading Can you picture we?

(c) all rights reserved · dverse · love · mental health · poetry · relationships · sestina

dVerse — Sestina — Mists of Indigo

"Just Before Dawn" stumbling through realms of red doubting sight of morning's orange buoyed by kindness' bright yellow moments of respite in fields of green a will of iron drowning in regret's blue return again to mists of indigo a traveler, searching through indigo crystal hums with songs of red you, love, lying on wet… Continue reading dVerse — Sestina — Mists of Indigo

(c) all rights reserved · dverse · poetry · sestina

dVerse — Sestina — The Tale of an Irish Rover

Oil painting by Jonelle Summerfield   'Tis nineteen ought two. Compelled am I to tell this tale As nearer wails the banshee. After long years mulling over My harrowing adventure, truth it be, not fiction's trail When I was much younger and a thrill-seeking Irish rover Pad and quill at your side, please scribe it… Continue reading dVerse — Sestina — The Tale of an Irish Rover

(c) all rights reserved · Daoism · haibun · philosophy · poetry · Taoism

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 14th 2019, Tao Talk and Jade Li origin stories (I love the phrase origin story!)

Tao Talk was born a long time ago at deja news, then moved to yahoo. The individuals who posted there were people who were sick of the mayhem, trolls, etc. at the usenet group, alt.philosopy.taoism and wanted a quieter place to have conversations about taoism. As all things spring from the Mysterious Mother and all… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 14th 2019, Tao Talk and Jade Li origin stories (I love the phrase origin story!)

(c) all rights reserved · dverse · poetry

dVerse — Lost in Translation — Twisted

"Heaven and Hell" by Sergio Arcos I am choosing the first poem, by Desanka Maksimović, to interpret. Desanka's poem: Migratory Birds Through night and moisture wild geese go south crying in painful glory. I feel like writing a dark story: Them carrying away on their two white wings I don’t know where, I don’t know… Continue reading dVerse — Lost in Translation — Twisted

(c) all rights reserved · dverse · poetry · quadrille

dVerse — quadrille — every august

Summer House, Pennsylvania Park, Petoskey, Michigan Vintage Original Postcard #2765 - August 27, 1925   every august they're already warmed up warblers gargle lilies whisper puffs crickets ratchet time surfs shush creeks tinkle grasses russ cicadas twang redtails whoosh goldfinches chatter bees hmmmm if you listen closely you will hear green echoes and small creaks… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — every august

(c) all rights reserved · poetry · tanka · Uncategorized

#MM Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip — tanka — Lilies in August

Lilies in August Caged underground to bright-petaled divas preening, their faces sunward. They call their many suitors, who crawl, run, and fly to them. Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Saturday Mix.  Sarah says: For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Tanka. The topic is… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip — tanka — Lilies in August