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…

Wintry Virtual Reality

My friend knew that I was intent on exploring a stimulating new hobbyso she gave me a gift of virtual reality for Christmasand helped me strap on the goggles over my eyes. Anticipating a special adventure,I wake up in a red telephone booth which transported me into a kind of magical wintry masterpiecein the snowfall…

#Nonet, 30-Day Song Challenge: Day 9

By letting our children lead us to their own special places we can rediscover the joy and wonder of nature.  Richard Louv #Nonet: Healing MagicTake the first step into the unknownA space beyond comprehensionAbsorbed in wonder and joyCelestial beings freelyDrifting in the windMystify soulsNear heavenInspireAwe Enya’s celtic music makes me feel wonderful, at peace, and…

#Haibun – Magical Melody

Exhilaration Melodies echo in spaceNotes grant excursion Losing track of time, a curious virtuoso reinvigorates an abandoned piano which longs to captivate the world once again. Its strings are vibrating with excitement. Dancing dust of hypnotic lights celebrate the instrument’s rebirth. His gnarled audience, on the other hand, is unaccustomed to such brilliance and attempts…

Waiting to be a Lioness

Yes that’s right!I’m looking at you!Don’t be so coy.Hey, wait!Don’t stamp me out!I just want to talk! Everyone is saying different things to meThey don’t give themselves enough creditwhen they look at their own reflections Sometimes they, much to their chagrin, see something else entirelylike you are now In timebe courageousAm I waiting to be who I…

My Unlived Life

It didn’t matter that her mini black leather skirt was flying in the windrevealing her fish net stockingsor that her black boots with spikes were covered in dandelions and dirt She was engagedPassionate about her artGuided by the lyrics and beats of Avril Lavigne, Blink 182, Green DayRunning with her boyfriendJumping over fencesin the starry night She…

Dark Night of the Soul

Shaken by thedeviation from plansshifting the ground I stand ontearing open a rift I fall into a black holeAttempt to grasp the colorsthat will bring me back into the world I love but it slips between my fingers Sense of reality shatteredFutile to glue back together the shards of countless pieces I’m lost in this dark…

#Poetic Short Story- Grand Performance

Dawn, a single light in the empty sky,agreed that it was Mother Nature’s cue to flourish. Her sultry figure illuminatedonce Dawn’s sun rays rose above the curtain of shadows in the forest that lies beyondthe horizon. In the spotlight,Mother Nature bloomed as she gave the finest performance of her lifecharming her lovely floral audience that…