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Blind – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” ― William Shakespeare Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday. Do click through for the […]

Scorch – (Monday Limerick #59)

There once was a comic called Brian, Whose wit was as hot as an iron, His words could scorch Like a blowtorch;Withal … he was more lamb – than lion! […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #664)

Huge smile yesterday and a fair few chuckles during the first half of The Duke’s Theatre Company and its adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. This is the first independent theatre […]

Centring – (Six Sentence Story #168)

Tense muscles, sweating palms A racing heart beat? Symptoms of stress related anxiety Stoking dubiety In your competence. -o0o- Choose instead to focus On the energy. It flows with vigorous […]

Media – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #366)

All news media – Forever weaves its vile web Of lies and deceit (Senyru) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #366 – Weave/Web. Click through for the rules, if you […]

Which Season? – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” ― Yoko Ono Post inspired by […]

Viridity – (Tanka Tuesday #234)

Such are the doldrums, Impasses, and quagmires, That naif thoughts can’t cross – Encourage placidity; Moreover, viridity … (Tanka) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #234. This week’s theme […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #650)

The first week of July sees my birthday. It’s been hiding; nay overshadowed by the Euro Footfall and the Wimbledon finals. 😊 Hey ho! It is the birthday before the […]

Smile – (Monday Limerick #59)

There is this sweet, little girl called Inga,She has a face upon which to linger,Her beautiful smileWill often beguile,And twist you around her pinky finger! (Limerick) Post inspired by Esther […]

Righteous – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together.” Ram Dass Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday – RIGHTEOUS. Do click through […]

Bliss – (Monday Limerick #58)

There is this young farmer called Chris, The news, he would always dismiss, One hot sunny day Sparks burn down his hay; Ignorance is not always bliss! (Limerick) Post inspired […]

To Feel – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #365)

Embrace both feelings – Sometimes we cry, sometimes laugh; Life dishes all sorts. (Senyru) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #365 – We/Laugh. Click through for the rules, if you […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #650)

Yay! Boyfriend and I got to got to a wedding, this week. We’ve been waiting a while. Like all weddings taking place at the moment it, too, should have been […]

Remembered – (Tanka Tuesday #232)

When saying goodbye To loved ones A sad tear drop falls In a toast to all good times Remembered (Lune-Hirogatta) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #232. This week’s […]

Lazy Minds – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.” ― Suzy Kassem, Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday – LAZY. Do click through […]

Torrents – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #358)

When God is crying – Reach out with a tender touch To those who get wet. (Haiku) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #364 – TENDER & WHO. Click through […]

The Dream – (Monday Limerick #58)

Ben and Jerry had a great dream,They wanted a breakfast ice-cream,They made cookie dough,As soft as pure snow,It is now the best selling theme! (Limerick) Post inspired by Esther Chilton’s […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #643)

Tis a bitter sweet day, with the cremation of the other Mrs McHarrie. This week has been one of fond memories, digging out a broach she bought me to pin […]

Gossip – (Weekly Decima Prompt #63)

When you chatter n’er do natter, Share idle tattle nor rumour; Diss with just that smidge of humour. Entrust Town Criers to scatter.  Relevant news that doth matter. Whilst you […]

Shot – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“Given another shot at life, I would seize every minute of it … look at it and really see it … try it on … live it … exhaust it […]

Blow – (Weekly Decima Prompt #62)

When dreaming big takes breath away, Anxiety melds with self-doubt, Just how, you will bring it about. Thinking you could never allay, Resists your making bold headway … Detailing each […]

Discovery – (Tanka Tuesday #231)

Try every which way; Be forever curious; Leave no stone unturned – You’ll never know what you’ll find, In your search for a breakthrough. (Tanka) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka […]

Solstice – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #358)

Birds; they chirp and sing, Welcoming the longest day –  Sad; the globe doth warm. (Haiku) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #363 – CHIRP & SING. Click through for […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #636)

Dear me! It has been a year; two broken hips, (Mum’s not mine) a cracked rib, a broken finger (mine not Mum’s) and a missing cat (adopted). I am now […]

The Coach – (Monday Limerick #57)

Team Coach, Alf, sure is a headache, He will pounce on every mistake, And once in a while, He adds one more mile, To ensure we are still awake! (Limerick) […]

Bored? – (Shi-Rensa Haiku)

When time doth drag on, Dust off the boredom dandruff – Seek a diversion. -o0o- Seek a diversion, Count back from ninety in threes? Rise to the challenge. -o0o- Rise […]

Ephemeral – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight […]

Wake – (Weekly Decima Prompt #61)

Flotsam and jetsam could disturb, Whatever follows in your wake. It would be good not to mistake Those gems, (that had seemed quite superb), May well shift, switch, and so […]