15/30 – it’s the little things

Early morning jogging. The silence and emptiness of the streets, the contrast between the softness in the air and the rough touch of my sneakers on the ground. Balance, focusing on what is ahead and at the same time feeling the present moment.

the morning bareness

opens the heart to the soul

whispers of promise

stop. breathe. listen the sacred

each step counts, self-discover

Tanka Tuesday this week is tanka prose consisting of a preface and a tanka poem.

point of view

magical moment
the waves coming and going
freshness on my face
deeply into the abyss
hallucination comes true

Tanka Tuesday this week is TANKA PROSE: “We write Tanka prose from the first-person point-of-view. The prose paragraph(s) must also seek to be, if not poetic, at least something that grabs our attention. It must compete with the verse in its style, intending to be inventive and expressive all on its own.

I took this photo during the weekend, the weather was fabulous, perfect to wander around and take photos. I thought the photo is perfect for a tanka poem. Hope you enjoy the poem and the photo.

First signs of spring

March flowers in Central Park – NYC

Happy Spring everyone! We are still freezing here in my city in Canada, but last week I saw the first signs of spring while visiting New York City. Those tiny purple flowers on the ground made me smile.

Tanka Tuesday this week is a theme prompt: Fire and Water, below is my poem where I’ve chosen sunshine for fire and icy for water. Hope you enjoy it!

midday early spring
sunshine warming up my face
the ground still icy
mixed feelings, blending moments
losing the mind between thoughts

green

journaling in my living room
blue and yellow blast
i'm lost in a field of dreams
edge of the abyss

i look at my hands
the tiny emerald ring
roots me to the earth
it's time to grow and renew
the grass dancing with the breeze

Is anyone else feeling at the edge of the abyss? This winter has been so long and the creativity muse has left. Finally, this week the outdoors grey is giving some space for the sunshine and I’m starting to reclaim my creativity.

Tanka Tuesday this week is colours of the rainbow, green. My poem, consisting of a haiku and a tanka, intentionally doesn’t have the word green in it, but it has ‘green’ all over it. Hope you enjoy it!

Unknown

“The Crystal Ball is a charming painting from John William Waterhouse which features a plethora of influences from Renaissance architecture to British Pre-Raphaelites like Dante Gabriel RossettiWilliam Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. ~ via John William Waterhouse” – Colleen Chesebo
exuberant confidence
caressing the skin
in the hands, a dark future
oddity murdering joy
present mingling with unknown

Tanka Tuesday this week is Ekphrastic poem and the photo is provided by Rebecca Budd. I have chosen a Tanka to describe what the photo depicts to me.

Summertime

in my garden
bare feet in the grass
fresh flowers in abundance
summertime pleasures
thoughts flowing on the pages
delight under the sunshine

Sharing with Tanka Tuesday and WQWWC, both are writer’s/poet’s choice this week, so summertime it is.

When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.

Wilma Rudolph

Tanka Tuesday and WQWWC :: Expedition and Exciting

inspiring books

diving into minds
excitation of senses
feelings pouring out
the ink bleeding on each page
laying down and flying out

Expedition and Exciting. Always exciting to be part of an expedition. Here, I’m writing about the excitement of going on a solo expedition into the mind. The journey into our own mind or into the mind of others. It’s exciting to let the mind guide our hands and to write our deep thoughts, an expedition to discover the mysteries in the biggest universe inside us. Another form of the expedition is the one into the books. Poetry books in special, where the writer has poured out his/her feelings into a blank page. Some writers have the power to transport us to inside their minds. We can feel their happiness, sadness, insecurity, anger … as if they are our own feelings. Without a doubt, opening a new book and diving into it is a powerful and exciting expedition.

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

Vera Nazarian

An exciting and inspiring future awaits you beyond the noise in your mind, beyond the guilt, doubt, fear, shame, insecurity and heaviness of the past you carry around.

Debbie Ford

Night

Dog, Wolf, Yelp, Moon, Tree, Night, Starry Sky
pixabay image
Owls wisely hooting
Grounding and discovering
Wolves magically howling
Full moon lights the field
Each step is an encounter

I wrote this tanka last night listening to the owls hooting at the distance. It was a warm autumn night, I kept the windows open giving permission to the crisp air and the sounds of the night enter my home and clear my thoughts.

The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.

Shannon L. Alder

Sharing with Tanka Tuesday, this week theme prompt – The night sky.

Sharing with Nurturing Thursday.