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Photo-Prompt

Hi, I have just discovered KL’s blog #writephoto prompt, it’s the kind of prompt I love this week she has provided the lovely photo above – the golden Horizon and she asks what it means to us. It inspired me write the following poem, a brief reflection on our two perpetual companions, thanks for lookingContinue reading “Photo-Prompt”

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Winter Solstice & Micro-Seasons

Hi, in his blog this week, https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/12/23/micro-season-the-common-self-heal-sprouts/ , Mark tell us we have entered the micro-season of “The Common Self-Heal Sprouts”, the first micro-season of the mini-season Winter Solstice. It isn’t about the Christmas ‘sprout’ as I thought when I read it 🙂 but refers to a plant from the mint family. So Mark invitesContinue reading “Winter Solstice & Micro-Seasons”

W3

Hello ‘Weavers’, welcome to W3 prompt hosted by David, (the Skeptic’s Kaddish) https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/12/14/w3-prompt-3-weave-written-weekly/. This week the chosen POW is D. Avery with a beautiful poem ‘Dream Seeds’. The prompt guidelines are to write a ‘Tetractys’ (5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables, total of 20) with the first and last word being theContinue reading “W3”

The Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice, – today is the shortest day of the year, but the good news is that every day after today will be a little longer 🙂 . Winter can indeed be long and dreary, with the sun setting too quickly not providing enough light or warmth. Still, winter is also a time forContinue reading “The Winter Solstice”

“The Bear Retreats To Its Den”

Hi, Mark in his blog discusses the bear and his hibernation in this the second micro-season of Major Snow: https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/12/16/micro-season-the-bear-retreats-to-its-den/ This week’s haiku invitation is to write a haiku or senryu that references hibernation or winter seclusion. Here is my contribution 🙂 https://ko-fi.com/aj335577

Weekend Prompt

Hi, hope you are enjoying this weekend before Christmas, the challenge from Sammi is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 84 words using the word “Perpetual”, or a derivative of it – https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/12/17/weekend-writing-prompt-290-perpetual/ Here is my poem ‘winter roses’, thanks for looking 🙂 https://ko-fi.com/aj335577

A Micro-Season Haiku

In Marks great blog he informs us that we have entered the micro-season of “The Sky is Cold, Winter Comes”. This is the first micro-season of the mini-season Major Snow. https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/12/09/micro-season-the-sky-is-cold-winter-comes/ and we are certainly feeling it here in Wales, with snow this weekend. This week Mark invites us to write a haiku or senryuContinue reading “A Micro-Season Haiku”

Come Sing With Me!

Lillian in dVerse Poetics has selected 16 song titles representing a winter theme she invites us to create a poem using at least two of the titles, word for word, (however we can use enjambment and/or add punctuation between the words). I have included all here and added one additional – Wintertime Love by theContinue reading “Come Sing With Me!”