A-to-Z Challenge: Optimism

Kristen has invited us to think about attitude for Rory’s 3.2.1. Quote Me Challenge this week. I discovered a poem and some quotes about optimism and its link to attitude which makes me reflect on my own life. Enjoy! Heal YourselfBy: Laya Sarath The self within you is perturbed Rusty, Dusty, unclear and broken Ruptured…

A-to-Z Challenge: Madrigal

It’s a wonderful time when you sit down around the table for dinner and discuss life. No matter where you are, it gives the semblance of normalcy to my crazy world. Melina Kanakaredes I have been blessed to have experienced a madrigal dinner twice in my life. The first time was in high school. It…

A-to-Z Challenge: Light

Hello, hope you had a wonderful weekend! One of nature’s most amazing natural phenomena is bio-luminescence, the ability of an organism to create its own light. Mother Nature is astounding! Two years ago, MIT engineers embedded nano particles into a watercress plant so that it will glow in the dark for 4 hours. Various startups…

A-to-Z Challenge: Inamorato

Worthwhile Moments A rose’s fragrance fills the air uniting the space between usAs the sun sets leaving nothing more to discussMy inamorato’s warm kisses ignites a fire of deep desire Filling my life with joy and making it brighterIlluminating a connection that is passionate and sizzlingSharing with each other all that is interestingAs I close…

A-to-Z Challenge: Hibiscus

#Quadrille – Not So Easy, Ace Ace, Elusive conundrum Encumbered by your gold standard When did three little lines that form the letter “A” dominate our lives? Iconoclasts have grown within your regime Our pursuit towards the milieu of achievement has developed our acumen Sine qua non in certain realms Alright, my poem may be…

A-to-Z Challenge: Emerald

#Haibun – Emerald Castle Shrunken by a type of a ray gun developed by a scientist who wanted to sabotage her, Sylvia decides to embark on a quest to Emerald City where she has heard tales of a wizard who can undo the damage. Panting from the aftermath of a courageous battle with a blood-sucking…

#Haibun – A Bishop’s Walk

“My hair may turn white as frost before I return from those fabled places – or maybe I won’t return at all.”, ” … I felt three thousand miles rushing through my heart, the whole world only a dream.“ Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), Narrow Road to the Interior  Take a lonely path Beyond the arch, his…

Shakers Galore

#Haiku – Shakers Galore Curiosity rousedColors delighting a guestA still micro world Greetings! I never thought that the first time I hold a hand grenade is when teaching a friend how to make summer rolls in her kitchen. Believe it or not, these are real grenades that have been re-purposed as salt and pepper shakers!…

#Haibun-Frozen- Tell The Story

One kind word can warm three winter months. Japanese proverb Hello everyone! “Tell The Story Challenge” is a tag created by Eclectic Contrarian where the tagger gives his/her nominees a picture to write a tale, story, or poem about it. I’ve been tagged by Rory @ A Guy Called Bloke and K-9 Doodlepip! His funny…

White Elephant #8

Teresa from The Haunted Wordsmith created a lovely event tag called White Elephant for the holiday season. I see this as a way for me to express appreciation for other bloggers I follow. For Eclectic Contrarian, thank you for creating your fun tags (Still working at Weirdoff), poetry, and sharing some thought provoking lessons for life! You’ve…