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Tag: Poetry

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 […]

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 […]

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)  

Rant – (One-Liner Wednesday)

Self-doubt is hurtful, Spit out these damaging words – Then flush them away. (Senryu) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt – Do click through for the rules if you, too, […]

On Perfection – (Sijo Challenge #7)

None of us has it all figured; we all mess up at times. Pretending to be perfect, frankly, doesn’t make it so. Take responsibility, apologise and move on. (Sijo) Poem […]

Game Over – (Tanka Tuesday #271)

Be prepared For swift reactions, To your move. Don’t assume That, when you take advantage, They will be asleep. (Shadorma) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #271. This week, […]

Confucius Says – (One-Liner Wednesday)

Flowing water knows – The paths of least resistance Are the best option. (Senryu) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt “Confucius Says” – Do click through for the rules if […]

Fruit Flies – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #405)

The bane of my life; I attack with bare knuckles – What’s it with fruit flies? (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #405 – BARE & FRUIT – Click through […]

On Smiles (Tanka Tuesday #268)

Radiant smiles bring joy, They spread a golden verve, All those it tints deserve In ardor, bask. (Abhanga) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #268. This week, the challenge […]

Pointless – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #404)

Use your eyes – Stop plowing the sand, Tis pointless. (Lune) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #404 – SAND & EYES – Click through for the rules, if you […]

Red Mist – (Weekly 6SS & Sijo Challenge)

Times are; when tempers fray, red mist erupts, air turns smokey blue. Consider the triggers, step back from the cause; then breathe deeply. Pull out grandma’s old cook book: she […]

Phoenix – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #401)

If in deep water, When intents go up in smoke – Seek the phoenix. (Serynu) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #401 – SMOKE & WATER – Click through for […]

Chilly – (One-Liner Wednesday)

A sunny response, To a frosty reception – Can melt and meld minds. (Senryu) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt “Chilly” – Do click through for the rules if you, […]

Perfect Panacea (Tanka Tuesday #264)

A great many people, Dwell on little, Yet enjoy fruitful lives. Money is no perfect panacea To life’s problems. Happiness can’t be bought – It’s not for sale. (twisted abhang) […]

Mirrors – (One-Liner Wednesday)

In the light  Of pure reflection – All seems clear (Lune) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt “In The Light” – Do click through for the rules if you, too, […]

The Sum Game

You get nothing back, When you multiply by naught – What then to invest? (Senryu)

Hook – (Weekly Decima#99)

Sometimes life, just gets in the way, Of the aims and goals you have made. Yet, if on the path you had stayed,  There’d have been a keen price to […]

Snack – (One-Liner Wednesday)

Mind paying the compliment, ‘snack’ To Janice, as she’ll blow her stack; Her eyebrows will knit When she has a fit – She’s more than a simple flap-jack! (Limerick) Post […]

Green (Tanka Tuesday #263)

sown seedlings peek out – immature, yet to blossom into pulchritude. (Haiku/Senryu) Poem prompted by Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #263. This week, the theme is Colour Poetry and the prompt […]

Take it Back? – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #399)

Take care not to pan, When delivering feedback – A bell can’t unring. (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #399 PAN/BELL– Click through for the rules, if you too, […]

Numbers – (One-Liner Wednesday)

When facing crossroads, Take a look at the numbers –  Math solves dilemmas. (Haiku) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt “Numbers” – Do click through for the rules if you, […]

Transitions (Tanka Tuesday #262)

Step into your public’s shoes, Understand their needs; Where are they – on their journey? Noting specific feedback … That moves them from there to now! (Tanka) Poem prompted by […]

Bread! (Monday Limerick #65)

Next door neighbours, Peggy and Fred, Loved all things twixt butter and bread, A large glass of gin Would often begin – A feast with smoked ham and cheese spread! […]

Magic – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #398)

Honolulu Queen, Proffers flowers at midnight – Dragon fruit magic. (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #398 DRAGON/MAGIC– Click through for the rules, if you too, would like to […]