Tanka Tuesday – Energy

Since today is a full moon, my poem has to be about her. I was waiting for the moon to rise and take the photo for the post. This moon is a supermoon and is called a snow moon.

View from my kitchen at 7 pm eastern time

Letting go of the sacred innocence
the soothing music of the forest
in the dark February sky
bathed in flower essence and
dressed in a silver dress
distressed wolves howling
full snow moon blooms
she is bold
desired
joy

The words for today are game and trouble so I’ve chosen bold and distressed as synonyms. I’m using the Etheree form of poetry.

Full moon blessing to you!

Sunday Stills: Blank pages

Good Morning!

Today’s the theme is Fresh, well, so many things fresh things around me this morning:

The fresh flowers I’ve on my kitchen counter, fresh eggs, from the farm market, that I scrambled for my husband, fresh laundry waiting to be ironed, a new book on my coffee table …, but today I want to show the freshness of a habit, my journaling practice. I hope I have captured it below:

Let us live simply in the freshness of the present moment, in the clarity of pure awakened mind.

Matthieu Ricard

The freshness of a new morning
Coffee fragance diffusing through the kitchen
Blank pages waiting
Waiting for words
And thoughts 
To surrender to the moment

Have a lovely and fresh Sunday!

Tanka Tuesday: Comfort

Good morning! It’s another Tuesday, time for some poetry. It’s raining, but not normal rain, it’s ice rain. The school buses have been canceled, but I need to go to work. Waiting a little bit, not sure if it will get worse or better, but now I want to enjoy a cup of coffee and poetry before venturing out into the wild weather.

Today’s words are Meaning and Passion, but synonyms! Of course, I’ve chosen Haiga again!

The sense of bare trees
Listening and whispering
Warmth of my being

Have a lovely day!

E.

Tanka Tuesday: Snowing

Colleen has added another form of poetry to the challenge, Haiga! A combination of poetry and image. I love it because I can incorporate 2 of my favorite forms of creative together: photography and poetry.

Haiga is sometimes called observational poetry because it contains an image with either a haiku or senryu written on it or near it.  

Colleen Chesebro

Being the first Tuesday of the month, we get to choose our own words for the challenge, I’ve chosen Earth and Soul.

Flakes kissing the Earth 
A moment to be treasured
Softness for the Soul

Hope you enjoy my first Haiga, and if you want to know more about it, please check Colleen’s post here.

Tanka Tuesday: Storm

the storm is coming
unhurried willing moment
lightness in the air
letting go of any task
only being here and now

Joining Colleen’s poetry challenge. The words for this week are slow and work. We can use synonyms only.

I took this photo yesterday when leaving work, a storm was approaching and everyone was in hurry to get back home. The moment was so precious, I felt the lightness in the air, I took my time, slowly savoring the moment, step by step, taking photos, no hurry.

Sunday Stills: Night

Joining Hugh from Hugh’s Views and News for Sunday Stills: Night.

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home

Rumi

Hugh asks us to close our eyes and see the darkness. Yes, there is darkness, but as Rumi said, there is light too. Somedays this light is weak and the darkness takes over bringing out all the nightmares that were hidden in the past. I’m learning to keep the flame of my internal candle burning and when I close my eyes I feel stillness and safety.

Have a great week!