Guiding Light

She felt disoriented as she noticed prolonged black spots in her vision. It didn’t make sense to her. It was a beautiful, pleasant day. The sun revealed a vibrant blue sky. The grass was imbued with deep shades of green. Brilliant red poppies scattered across the field. Birds chirped while perched on the branches of…

A to Z Challenge 2022 – Nonsensical Cybersecurity Haikus

Hi there! I snuck into WordPress today. Lo and behold, the temptation to join the A to Z challenge is just too strong. Star Trek’s The Borg echoes back, “Resistance is futile.” Darn, I missed the sign-up this year! However, I’ll host my own private mini-challenge within this post in order to celebrate the spirit…

Valentines Day Festivities

Twinkling night partiesMoon romances starry skiesPromises the world Happy Valentines Day! In my world, time is just zooming by so quickly! When I was a kid, I felt like time was moving at a snail’s pace. Maybe being sheltered from adult responsibilities allowed me to experience the luxury of time. I’m not sure if that…

Haunting Conversations

Full moon gleams with a milky glowThe night delivers foreboding whispersAs the wind wisps around the lonely sky It was 3 amHeard voicesArguments rather It sounded like my friend and his sisterShocked at the vitriol spewedI snuggled deeper into the couchwhere I slept for the night The hum of the floor fans Comforted me and…

How listening to foreign languages can enrich your writing

Today, I read an interesting article today by Shoba Narayan, a journalist, columnist, content creator and author of four books. She has won a James Beard award and a Pulitzer Fellowship.¬†Under the subtitle, “Metaphors that Reflect Culture“, I ponder upon her sentiments. “Take a common metaphor in Tamil, often used to describe a person who…

Blessings of the Unknown

I was a peripheral visionary. I could see the future, but only way off to the side. STEVEN WRIGHT Thirst for exploration beckons Sunset’s warm hues envelops Mysterious road trip excites Desirable excursion invites Woven shimmerDistraction awaitsWithin my peripheral Symbol of sheer transparencyDurable yet vulnerable A golden organza bag Lands beside my feetTrembling anticipationI untie…

#Paint-Chip Poem: You Had Me At Aloha

With the speed of a panther, blue ribbon hula dancersCartwheel onto the coastline kicking sand in the air A flock of red crested cardinalsSwoop in lightning fast circling the lighthouseChirping their sweet songs for all to hear The beauties spritz amongst each otherHawaiian Island Bougainvillea Eau de ParfumForever a fountain of youth Featured Photo: https://hawaiihulacompany.com/

A2Z 2021- Birds – Albatross

Featured Photo by Craig K. Lorenz Physical description: The albatross has a long, straight bill with a hook on the end with two tubes along it, one on each side, to allow the bird to expel seawater taken in with food. Its plumage ranges from browns to whites. The black-footed albatross measures approximately 27 inches…

#SoCS – Cozy Comforts

Tense hands,Rookie’s mistake,Stitches need relaxed gripYarn makes for gorgeous scarfCashmere perfectPleasure Badger’s Hexastitch I think I missed Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday prompt deadline for the synonyms for loose and tight. I used relaxed and tense to describe various tension levels of how I hold the hook. I learned about a new type of poem called the…

Coloring Pages: Floral Poem & Quote

A thing of beauty is a joy foreverIts loveliness increases; it will neverPass into nothingness; but still will keepA bower quiet for us, and a sleepFull of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. – John Keats, Endymion Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded…