New Year’s Weekend Prompt

This New Year’s weekend challenge from Sammi’s is to write a poem or piece of prose using the word ‘Goodnight’ or a variation of it in 45 words, I have also included Fandango’s one word challenge for today which is ‘harbinger’ so here is my poem and a Happy New Year to everyone:

The Winter Solstice

The winter solstice, (also called the hibernal solstice), occurs when either of Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun and today 21st December is that day for us in the Northern Hemisphere. Since prehistoric times, the winter solstice has been a significant time of year in many cultures, marked by festivals andContinue reading “The Winter Solstice”

Tips to Release Creativity

Getting Writer’s Block is unfortunately common for some of us, here are a few ideas that may help Using prompts can be a good way of releasing your imagination, sometimes a single word or a phrase can spark your creative juices. Open a book and read out a random sentence – what picture does thisContinue reading “Tips to Release Creativity”

Zen Inspiration for Poetry

The origin of Zen – The Buddha is said to have given a “silent sermon”, he held up a flower and gazed at it, after a while, a monk called Mahakasyapa, began to smile. He is said to have been the only one who had understood the sermon. According to legend, that smile (that isContinue reading “Zen Inspiration for Poetry”

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