Lonely Shore

Lonely Shore I walk along the lonely shore while seagulls soar over the sea away from me Cold ocean waves splash o’er my feet With each heartbeat I yearn for you My love is true Saltwater tears course down my face I’ll not replace you in my heart though we’re apart For your return I … More Lonely Shore

Beautiful & Curse

Happy Monday everyone! While Monday is usually not my favorite day, it is an opportunity to write Haiku as part of Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge. This week’s words are Beautiful & Curse. I had a lot of fun with these words and ended up writing three haiku to share: Beautiful Curse Haiku Beauty emerges … More Beautiful & Curse

Wonder Spy

Once again, I’ve fallen behind on my blog posts for National Poetry Writing Month. My computer has been beyond sluggish and the frustration of connecting to the internet is sometimes more than I can take. I did manage to beat my computer into submission long enough to participate in Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge. The … More Wonder Spy

NaPoWriMo Day Seven

It’s day seven of National Poetry Writing Month, and judging by the contents of this blog, it would appear that I am running behind. But, really, I’m not. I’ve written at least one poem every day this month, but I haven’t been posting them. I don’t feel that many of them are worthy. Compared with … More NaPoWriMo Day Seven

Poem: The Next Take

Originally posted on Poetic Parfait:
The Next Take You sat there in the dark, collecting dust For days upon days As you laid on a bed of pens and Scissors with a bent handle. I let you out For a short visit here and there, Undoing your jacket of dust With a flutter, and a…


I’m extremely late in posting my poem for NaPoWriMo. After working all day, I rushed home to take my dog to her appointment at the veterinarian. Nothing major – just a routine annual visit. Well, routine for me. Not so much for Tasha, who loathes the vet’s office. After having a couple of vaccinations and … More Battle-weary

Another Monday

Today’s NaPoWriMo offering incorporates part of Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge. The challenge words this week are joy and chagrin. I cheated and only used one word – a variation of the word ‘joy.’ Mondays are generally anything but joyful, and I think this poem expresses that. ANOTHER MONDAY Another Monday bleeds into an endless … More Another Monday

Nonet for NaPo

NaPoWriMo Day Two is upon us and I decided to try writing a Nonet. This is form I haven’t tried before, but it looked fairly simple. Once I began, it wasn’t quite as simple as I’d expected. So, here we go… “Streetlights at Twilight Time” by drpnncpptak@FreeDigitalPhotos.net STREETLIGHTS Streetlights flicker outside my window illuminating a … More Nonet for NaPo

Spring Snow Tanka

I wrote this tanka for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge. It occurred to me this morning that I write way too many poems about snow. When I look outside my window, that’s what I see. And though our last batch of snow from a couple of weeks ago has almost completely melted, we’re supposed to have … More Spring Snow Tanka

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge: Secret & Burn

This week’s haiku challenge by Ronovan Writes offers us the challenge words, Secret & Burn. These words have tapped into my desire for spring to come! After a week of above-average temperatures, I’ve watched our two feet of snow melt into just the occasional hidden patches of white tucked into shady spots here and there. … More RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge: Secret & Burn