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…

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…

#Paint-Chip Poem: Think of Me Fondly

Far from the rolling hills of Denmark,lies Aalborg’s famous House of Music.Beyond the brushed aluminum exterior,audience members gaze upon the stage Opera enthusiasts wait for the singerWith shut eyes, she whispers “open sesame” as the invisible curtains part ways in her mindStarry backdrop of lapis lazuli skies gives way to her glowing presence A brilliant…

#Paint-Chip Poem: Her Wedding Day

She applied some lipstick and smacked her lipsThe soon-to-be bride was just peachyShe was going after the whole enchiladaAfter all, it was her wedding day! Calligraphed sand dollars for the guestsA wonderful apricot nectar cake for dessertBridesmaids were happy with their coral dressesShe and her fiance helped decorate the beautiful venue The Melrose Knitting MillA…

Why CEOS need to read poetry—yes, poetry—to lead in the post-COVID world

Good morning! I read this article and thought to share. 🙂 https://www.fastcompany.com/90532707/why-ceos-need-to-read-poetry-yes-poetry-to-lead-in-the-post-covid-world Poetry is the art of using words charged with their utmost meaning. A society whose intellectual leaders lose the skill to shape, appreciate, and understand the power of language will become the slaves of those who retain it—be they politicians, preachers, copywriters, or…

#FOWC – Microbiome Aid

There’s an intestinal microscopic war people faceWhich affects their digestive bodies’ precious space.Can your complex ecosystem experience years of grace? The gut microbiome is home to good and bad bacteriaIn the digestive tract, there’s certain health criteriaThat makes one think twice about choices in the cafeteria Be the hero as your gut flora will need…