All week I’ve had a vague idea of what I wanted to write in response to FFFC #173 and WDYS #138, and this morning I wrote this cherita for it. This is based on reality. 🙂 As a kid I would go camping once a year or so, but it wasn’t my favorite vacation, especially since I hated nighttime.
She likes the great outdoors, but camping
Isn’t her thing; and, unable to swim well,
She feels a bit sick and nervous in small boats.
If she must be dragged camping, she might
Go hiking, but she prefers to find adventures
Within pages, of the novels she escapes in.
I just wrote this “Parallelogram de Crystalline” poem (a new form for me!) for MLMM’S Saturday Mix: Lucky Dip and Photo Challenge #414, as well as for FFFC #169. I wanted to post my response before the new one is posted tomorrow, hence the late hour. Yes, 9:30 is late for me. 😆
I will try this form again tomorrow!
Stark against the blue sky --
Observer's eyes looking up, reaching
This world I'd
Too big for one tree to
Reach -- even if it were a banyan
The world of
One coffee shop, open
Via phones to all people online
Connected in a web,
But can you reach beside you, two feet?
Photo credit: Tanya Grant
Photo from abi ismail at unsplash.com
A six-sentence story, also for FFFC #161 (picture below).
Hundreds of years ago, this church was filled with people each Sunday, with many worshippers every day of the week. Now, only the stained-glass windows hearken back to its former beauty.
For FFFC #135 and MVB: Appropriate. Linked also to today’s Writers’ Pantry.
A field full of dreams,
A dream full of doors,
Doorways to many places,
Options more and more.
More and more wondering,
Which is the right choice?
Hearing all futures calling,
Coaxing in their voice.
In this field of dreams,
Proceed unafraid, for
Dreamers come back many times
To find the appropriate door.
She picks the happy face to display,
Pretending she has a happy family
And “Yes, my hair is always styled
She waits, like an automaton, for an ending,
While companions prattle on about nothing.
A short poem today, for FOWC: Repeat and also inspired by the FFFC #125 picture (below). I also used the words for Ronovan Writes’ haiku challenge, even though I wrote a Lune rather than a haiku, so am linking to that. 🙂
we make plans —
time repeats tick-tock
as clocks laugh
I wrote this poem today for FOWC: Myriad and Fandango’s flash-fiction challenge #111.
from Celine Ylmz at Unsplash
This is my attempt at a Waltmarie poem for the Weekly Scribblings at PSU, and it was inspired by FFFC #107, which used the image below:
This is a haibun for FFFC #98 and Frank J. Tassone’s haikai challenge about the New Year / Cold Moon. I tried to come up with a good title, but they were all either too silly or too sad. I don’t want to make the reader sad right from the get-go. 😉
She lies awake, waiting for the ball to drop in Times Square, for the new year to be ushered in with customary fanfare — or what passes for fanfare (or custom) in these strange times. Times Square is empty, people in their homes, hoping for a fuller year ahead.
silent snowy night:
wolf under cold moon