Fortuity

When unexpected events eat away at my intentions for the day, the universe sighs and whispers to me, “Embrace this as serendipity.” Photo by Sebastian Huxley courtesy of Unsplash

Morning Moon

I am looking for the morning moon a waning crescent curl today, the sun has risen fully so, she will have to share her shine The Day Twenty-eight prompt is to write a concrete poem, a poem in the written in the shape of its subject.

Sunny Days & Thunderstorms [gogyohka*]

Be of good cheer on sunny days Earth warmedwith solar power especially in spring Be of good cheer during thunderstorms Earth nourishedby electric skies especially in spring The Day Nineteen prompt was to write a poem that begins with a command. *A gogyohka is a five-line free verse poetic form.

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Listening Stream

This world has all kinds of listeningThey’re all kinds of streams in this worldThere are all kinds of smooth stonesin the streams of this worldSo, stone-smoothing streamsare good placesto practicequiet –shhhh The Day Nine prompt was to write a nonet, a nine-line poem with a descending number of syllables in each line. This poem was … More Listening Stream

Blue Skies Above

Early spring, a day for daydreamsLazy zephyr in the airBirds at play, wind chimes singBudding limbs reach up in prayerI walk outside with just a sweaterGood day to be under the weather The Day Seven prompt is to disagree with a proverb or saying. Compliment this poem with a Wind Rush post called, Singing Along … More Blue Skies Above

Saudade

A feeling arises sometimes in me,of sadness without a clear source,and longing that is for something I’ve never had. Yes, itis a true emotion that I feel but, it isnot akin to the intensity of grief. The English word“pain” does not express this elusive feeling; it’s “saudade” The Day Six prompt is to write a … More Saudade

Hourglass

Life’s a series of moments experienced now like sensory input flowing like sand in an hourglass, constantly changing not glued to any event of the past, so bring to the table your best life, live in heaven now The Day Six prompt is to write a variation of an acrostic poem, using words and phrases … More Hourglass

Oeuvre

Journal pages, day by day, linked through threads of ink wave along the winds of time – prayer flags of my life A Buddhist tradition is to write mantras on the piece of cloth to fan out compassion and goodwill to all extended space. It’s all about clearing negative energies. These small, colorful banners manifest … More Oeuvre

Senbazuru*

An origami scribefolds words upon wordsa thousand timesto make paper cranesof versethat fly around the worldpromoting peace *Origami cranes (orizuru) that are folded into a group of 1,000 are known as a senbazuru. The 1,000 origami cranes may be a folkloric Japanese tradition, but it was popularized and spread throughout the world through the story of Sadako Sasaki. Sasaki … More Senbazuru*