W3 – Meditation

a garden close by home
Memories from my childhood 
Exit through each pore in my skin
Destiny masks the truth
In search of the path
Temptation or reality
Action or dream
Time is the culprit
Irrational sense of power
Overpassing what matters
Now and here

W3 prompt this week has been chosen by Punam:

  • Write an acrostic poem on any one of the following words:
    1. Discipline;
    2. Enthusiasm;
    3. Meditation;
    4. Tumult;
    5. Trouble.

Since I’m working on my Meditation skills I had to pick Meditation as the word for the poem.

Now and here, or better, as I like to say HERE and NOW! It’s so difficult to keep our mind in the present, to observe and to feel the moment. The past always shows up, memories popping up and taking us back to the moments and situations that can’t be changed at this exact moment. I have come a long way, I’m much better now focusing on the present, but it’s a rough path, nothing smooth as the path on the photo above. I call this path a secret path, it’s in a park almost in front of my home, and only a few people walk on it. So, it’s my secret spot to do a quick walking meditation.

W3 – Dandelions

yellow beauties 
lawn tiny wishes
shattering spells of joy

unwanted weeds
lawn spreading annoyance
shattering spells of distress

First time writing an Elfchen poem (see the instructions below). This form was suggested by Sadje. She asked us to write one poem and another one opposing the first one.

Dandelions are my favourite wildflower, so the first poem is really what I meant about them. However, I know some people that really hate them.

An elevenie (German: elfchen) is a short poem with a given pattern. It contains eleven words which are arranged in a specified order over five rows. Each row has a requirement that can vary.

Joining W3 – Elfchen (Elevenie) poem


Solitude embraces me like a shawl in a chilly evening 
Kindness towards myself 
Year-long, a search for abundance of my being
Limited by the conscience, where the ocean meets the sky
Inflicting despair, a tiny line between sanity and madness 
Never again
Exaltation of the senses 

Joining Moonwashed Musings – Skyline

WDYS – Approval

Image credit; Jenna Hamra @ Pexels
Am I real?
Can people see me as I am? 
Or I’m an illusion of time and space, I can’t be seen or felt. 
Do I need their approval to be me? To exist? To be plenty?
Is love dependent on feedback, or can love survive in one direction only?

Joining Sadje - WDYS

W3 – Roses

dried red rose

Roses. My fave flowers always. I enjoy each phase of them, since the tiny blossoms to the later stage when the petals start to fall off. I dry the ones that are really special to me. I’ve been doing it for many years. This one above is a Valentine’s Day gift from around 10 years ago. It has dried beautifully, I realized that the red and yellow ones are perfect for the drying process.

This week W3 prompt is about our favourite flower and spring. I opted for a butterfly cinquain to express my feelings for the roses. Nothing as flowers and butterflies to represent spring.

the young blossoms 
mature to perfection 
the bright colours and soft perfume 
awakening with radiance
luxurious petals
breezy or dry

Joining W3 – favourite flower



The Expected One
painting by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Museum: Bavarian State Painting Collections) wikidata.org
Wandering in the forest,
Immersed in a fairy tale
She doesn’t know
Her destiny is traced
In the hands of the unknown
He waits with flowers
A trap
The knife is hidden
He counts the seconds
The jump
A sharp blade
Ending the dreams
each tiny step counts
the soul is about to fly
a fairy tale ends

Joining Tanka Tuesday: Today’s prompt is the photo above, Ekphrastic poem:

“Ekphrastic poems exist to respond to a piece of art critically, analytically, and reverentially.”Ekphrastic poetry explained


It’s my birthday and my garden for sure knows how to make me smile. All the tulips are blooming in both front and back gardens.

A gratitude list is perfectly fine for today:

  • I’m drinking my coffee, writing this blog post and looking at the beautiful birthday card hubby and the kids gave me this morning
  • I’m taking the day off from work
  • It’s raining and I’ll spend the day reading and writing
  • I’m feeling good and light
  • Latter, I’ll buy a cake and pizza to celebrate the day

I’d love if you also share what you are grateful for.

Have a wonderful day yourself!

W3 – words

one afternoon nearby…
consonance and assonance
such annoyance
buoyant and flamboyant
words should be in abundance
don't use redundancy
have endurance

Joining David’s W3 challenge:

  • Write a poem of at least six lines that’s heavy on consonance, assonance, or both;
    • Consonance: repetition of identical consonant sounds;
    • Assonance: repetition of similar vowel sounds.