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…

Valentine Card Creations Within my Mess

Valentine card funGlittery shapes and ribbonsCharming passerby Good evening from my part of the world! I’m working to get caught up on reading so many of your wonderful blog posts. My schedule is such a work in progress! It’s still fun to write a haiku. Right now, I’m juggling a project and I was excited…

#Paint-Chip Poem 49: The Romantic Gift

“Maybe our Happily Ever After hadn’t worked on the first shot. And maybe Happily Ever Afters weren’t a singular event. Maybe they were something you had to work at, and build, and never give up on, as long as they were something you still wanted.”  Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales Pitter patter of rain subsides & puddle…

A Ballad to Night Land Creatures

The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say. Gregory MacGuire Everyone knew no one lived in the night landsBut that wasn’t quite trueDespite the fumes which have propagated far and wideWithin the intoxicating depths of the forest, lies the birth of a new guide Bursting free from her protective chrysalisSuch…

Saturday Symphony #16 – Together In the Shadows of the Forest

Hello all, happy Saturday! Jude is the host for Saturday Symphony. Here is ponderous thought for the week : FAIRY TALE EDITSEver wanted to change the fate of one of your favourite fairy tale characters?This week share with us,Which character?In which tale?And how you’d change their fate. This week I’m inspired by the story of…