This was inspired by FOWC: Roar and MLMM’s Sunday writing prompt, Tormented. Honestly, I’m pretty proud of myself for not taking this is a really dark direction! However, I am going to include the original image from MLMM:
At DVerse, it is quadrille Monday, and our word is “happiness” or some form of it. I also used the word for FOWC: Pacify. I appreciated this prompt and wrote this poem about an hour ago, which I’m grateful for because it would be more difficult to write a cheery poem now. Yes, happiness is a project one must constantly work on, especially if “one” is me. 🙂
Find a little blast of happiness,
Gust of gladness, or even one
Whispering wind of change:
Sew a little peace-pocket,
Fly inside a reprieve-rocket
To try to pacify times strange.
For a while, find a quiet place:
Present-tense is a future I can face.
Good advice, self from an hour ago. Good advice.
For this installment of Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille, we are writing about colors. I wrote first about the coloring that I like to do, but then I saw the flowers in my family’s garden and found them inspiring. Shared also with the Writers’ Pantry.
lovely new dresses
this season’s latest fashion
demure blooms display —
how can I be sorrowful,
‘midst this exquisite brightness?
Do clouds float above,
Gazing down imagining
Pictures in the Earth?
This haiku is written for Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille, for which this week’s theme is “daydreaming.”
I took this photo a few months ago while staring out my window.
For today’s FOWC, the word is “vitriol.” I was thinking about the idea of wealth and wrote this acrostic. There are also other prompts that I wanted to try to do today, but I’m not getting anything remotely post-worthy.
What can any man take with him, when he
Ends his tenure on Earth? His soul in its condition is
All — no clothes nor masks with which to hide;
Lies become as nothing. Any vitriolic bravado loses its
Teeth, becoming weak, for truth is strong.
Heed this warning before too long.