Wassailing

Throw a yule log on the fireconjure up some wassailmake a wreath of evergreenslight a candle flame Celebrate the darknesswelcome growing lightwinter comes with stillnessprepares for growth anew

Great Conjunction*

They may approach with consternationhaving not engaged in years but they draw nearer every night to celebrate on winter solsticewith a blushing butterfly kiss * The Great Conjunction of Aquarius 2020 is when the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn come so close together that they appear as a double planet. Click for more information. Photo from … More Great Conjunction*

Haiku-ing

My husband, David, is the guest contributor for today’s post.The following is a series of his first haikus written duringa playful evening. I am haiku-ingseven strange syllable rulesto meet each other I am haiku-ingseventeen syllable rulesmerging to create * I am haiku-ingfive plus seven plus five ruleforming my haiku I am haiku-ingself-referential poemspeaking to itself … More Haiku-ing

One Shot

Beetle died on the patio table big guy, looking strong Brought him into the kitchen propped him up on a shot glass Reminds me life is short Take your shot when you can   Photo from my personal collection

Wishing Words [haiku]

Whispering letters coalesce playfully til wishing words emerge “Words on paper have no apparent glow.  Ishi called them bird tracks on white bark. But words on white paper can move from mind to mind like flames from roof to roof in wind not one word spoken.”  Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge Graphic designed in PowerPoint and Paint … More Wishing Words [haiku]

Serpentine Dreams

Surprises unfold in shapes that humble me Thousands of stories serpentine in a dream pond of touching tears Grateful for the photo by LuAnn Hunt courtesy of Unsplash

Alphabiku

A – L – I – V – E F – O – R – E – V – E – R U – N – T – I – L . . . Having all this time at home, I have been playing with different versions of the haiku. A special thanks to my … More Alphabiku