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On Hurdles – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #415)

Every day presents, New hurdles to overcome – Embrace all with grace. (Senyru) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #415 – NEW & DAY – Click through for the rules, […]

Reality – (Sijo Challenge#14)

Self-deprecation may be believed and taken as the truth, It takes little to build a reputation; that you don’t want, Significantly more effort – to create one that you do. […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #1000)

Last time, I popped over to Mum’s, I took my life in my hands and ventured into the loft! Dah Dah Dah! She had previously given me some rather nice […]

Stroke – (Weekly 6SS)

Have we forgotten the power of the hug?   The wonderful feelings that one can evoke,   Have more of an impact than many a drug.  The warmest emotions suffuse […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #993)

Friends, Lindy and Steve made it round, Saturday, for a much needed catchup on life, the universe and world events. Over vegetarian moussaka, and courgette a la Grecque followed by […]

Life Renews – (One-Liner Wednesday)

Every goal aspired – is accomplished with one step, followed by the next. (Senryu) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt ‘Life Renews’ – Do click through for the rules […]

Tiger’s Eye – (Tanka Tuesday #277)

To open the creative sacral … That unleashes passionate lust; Take fast, light belly breaths and … Ignite the desire fire, Then blow more, more, it’s … Insatiable; That amber […]

Romance – (Sijo Challenge#12)

Set aside a little time, to open your heart to love, Fill it full of tender words, compliments and gratitudes, Share them with those you hold dear, and bathe in […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #986)

There was no petition for a Platinum Jubilee Party in our tiny little cul-de-sac. We are an eclectic bunch of neighbours who quite happily chat away but have never socialised, […]

Just wondering – (One-Liner Wednesday)

Just wondering if – the Mayan Prophecies were not far off the mark? (Senryu) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt ‘Electronics Screwing up’ – Do click through for the rules […]

On Mercury – (Tanka Tuesday #276)

When bedlam prevails, Check Mercury’s position In the universe; It maybe in retrograde – That’s a jolly good excuse! (Tanka) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #276. This week, […]

On Anger – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #412)

discharge that anger, let off steam, release the beast – it’ll be alright. (Senyru) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #412 – STEAM & BEAST – Click through for the […]

Excitement – (Sijo Challenge#11)

Immerse yourself wholeheartedly, in all that you partake; If you love what you’re doing, you’ll be doing what you love: Enthusiasm attracts … the next opportunity. (Sijo) Poem inspired by […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #979)

Last week saw the second anniversary of Dad’s final departure. To keep his memory alive, Boyfriend and I have been sorting the front and back lawns. He’d have loved that; […]

On Now – (One-Liner Wednesday)

Much time is wasted – worrying about what’s next and what’s since been done (Senryu) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt ‘Two and a Half Weeks Later’ – Do click […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #965)

Sorry – it’s no good I simply can’t fit the three word challenge into this week’s weekly smile. I haven’t had a migraine, and nor did I have toothache (although […]

Punctilious – (One-Liner Wednesday)

One who’s never late, Can cast the first stone, at those – Who keep them waiting. (Senryu) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt – LATE Do click through for the […]

On Learning – (Sijo Challenge)

What we learn in high school is fine, but there’s loads more to discover, Keep asking curious questions to expand and provoke new thoughts, There’s something deeply fulfilling about becoming […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #965)

It’s been a long time since we gave caution a long throw and took off for an impromptu escape. This weekend, Boyfriend spotted that there was a freestyle Jive dance […]

Yay! – (One-Liner Wednesday)

Every so often, something you say on the spur – makes sense to someone. (Senryu) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt – Do click through for the rules if you, […]

On Patience – (Tanka Tuesday #273)

Tested Facts support you. Temper the need to act, Before you gather evidence, Eschew Folk wisdom that stymies the truth. Such, it is salient, To acquire Patience. (Butterfly Cinquain) Poem […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #958)

The garden winked this weekend; the weather was too good to ignore it.  We set to the back lawn with shears for a short back and sides.  A few obvious […]

Pure White – (Tanka Tuesday #272)

Associated with perfection, It symbolises; chastity, Honesty, cleanliness, good. Personified by the Unicorn and lamb; All religions Adopt it  Such is White! (Nonet) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge […]

On Learning – Shadorma

Everyday,  Improve what you do, Just a tad. Over time, Continual betterment, Accrues crucial skills. (Shadorma)