Refuge #poetry

What do you see #23 Here I am, a hair’s breath from all I desire I cling to my salvation desperately gripping on my sanity and my peace dependant my eyes sear the pages before me summoning a portal in which my mind will delve Ravenous hunger and scorching thirst bind me as greedily, I…

Seen and Unseen

Colleen’s weekly challenge Dusk tells portends of its arrival whispers dark as obsidian thoughts and secrets awaken sparkling with appetite bold and unabashed thriving beneath shadowed veils and cloaked schemes A time when shyness fades into dreams And realms of desire fade within moonlight’s beam Strewn upon the velvet blackness red, blue and yellow stars…

Holding on

What do you see #22 Heaven’s harbourbeyond the evil of this worldundimmed and undulledrefuge to beauty undyingI search for you my lovebeyond the reach of pain and lossmapping your pathway through splendid starsI search for you my loveon distant planets far beyond Marslonging to ease my heart’s demandsI brave the brush and brack of sinister…

Flavored display

Colleen’s tanka challenge This week’s prompt was especially difficult for me because I’d never seen the items in the photo but thank you to willow for encouraging me and enlightening me. And to kitty for the luck. Photo by Padre’s Ramblings . Opal casks of wine succulent with mysteries red and white delights piquant berries…

Celeste and the god of doom ( prose and poetry)

what do you see So many had fallen! So many had withered away in hopelessness For seven years the land had moaned the sun’s demise Seven long years of anguish and death Seven years of Belokor’s revenge But as heroes fell and crumbled all around, Celeste prepared horned her skills and sharpened her mind Driven…

Witness ( #haibun poetry )

Colleen’s Challenge Night sky of wonder strewn with delights and desires birthing endless stars Orion flexes a dazzling display to woo an aloof and shimmering Cassiopeia, bathing the dark sky in a sintilating sparkle of beauty. But none of it trickles onto the mundane earth below Down beneath that gorgeous night-sky, an eerie squeal pierces…

The Wishing Bridge

gentle searching breeze tasting this and tasting that looking to belong I grant one wish, – only your truest desire you must unsheathe, – or else my wrath I will unleash What is your heart’s deepest desire? where does the soul go when you despair ensnared within your darkest depression or when you rejoice exalted…

Finding Clarity

I long to see beyond her beauty to savor more than her caress the world around dims and fades while thoughts of her outshine Her taste and her feel skills and appeal memories of love lost gone for good Am I blind why can’t I see what’s in front of me all these wonders ignored…

Left Behind

a butterfly cinquain & tanka humble the life he’d known tilling earth, sowing seeds so much work, so little reward Alone left to see all nature’s beauty sun shining with promise adventure calls life waits where does one find reprieve when their back’s bent from ceaseless labour how does one in life believe when efforts…