This is for JusJoJan day 26. The word is “shutter,” and the poem’s catalyst was my women’s group this morning. As much as I miss meeting in person, I’m grateful for Zoom because we can still meet (especially because almost everyone in my women’s group is grandmother-age). Anyway, today we had a storyteller come to speak with us. She has “attended” our group several times now, and her stories are unique and often like fairy-tales, but their themes connect with the spiritual life. This is the poem that I wrote.
For MLMM’s Saturday Mix (on a Monday), “Same, Same, but Different” — The challenge is to use synonyms of these words in a piece of writing: see, blue, soft, kind, and weak. Sometimes, having my head in the clouds is a good thing, since it provides some inspiration. 🙂 Linked also with JusJoJan.
This poem was mostly inspired by the Writing Wednesday prompt, “meditation.” It is a Puente poem, so called because the line in the middle acts as a “bridge” between the 2 parts of the poem. I am also sharing with the Writers’ Pantry and with JusJoJan day 24, even though the word “trigger” did not trigger any ideas, at least not yet.
This haiku was inspired by Frank J. Tassone’s haikai challenge, “Justice.” I am sharing this poem with JusJoJan: Spell because I had to spell some words in order to write this post. 🙂 I am also linking to DVerse OLN. Unfortunately, I missed the live portion, but it’s okay because I was having a very good day even without that. I hope to make it next time. Tomorrow I intend to post a longer poem than one haiku.
For FOWC: Meme. Memes are my love language, so I was really excited that this was today’s word. I am looking forward to reading everyone else’s responses! I found this meme online this morning and wanted to share it. It’s both hilarious and legitimately inspiring at the same time.