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!
catching my breath
sunshine and summer
welcoming radiant days
freedom and lightness
the beans of power
bitter and hot, delicious
at the crack of dawn
snowflakes and freezing
on my doorsteps, going out
hat, scarf, gloves and boots
Lots of tulips at the grocery store last weekend! All colours, spring was in the air, I almost forgot the freezing weather outside. I got the yellow ones to warm up my home and my mood. This poem depicts my mornings this week, the yellow tulips on the kitchen countertop, the coffee brewing, the warm indoors contrasting with the cold and the snow outside. Hope you find wonderful flowers on your way today, if not in the garden at least at the grocery store!
it's dragging me down
Middle of January is always difficult, winter blues guiding to lack of creativity. I hadn’t worked on any art page for so long, today I decided to add yellow and pink to a page. A pop of colour to lift my mood. I like my choice of colours: yellow and pink! Yellow means happiness and reminds me of sunshine; pink is related to self-care and love. This reminded me to buy flowers this weekend!
We are all just canvases for our scars – Jodi Picoult
Noticing how a little gesture can light up my mind. I got these beautiful tiny flowers at the grocery store today. Why not? a gift for myself, I deserve it!
It’s snowing, all grey and cold out there, now at least my living room as colour and freshness. Hoping to give a break in my mood, I don’t know if it is depression, winter blues, but I need to recharge and take care of myself.
I just love Picoult’s quote from the Spark of light! It reminds of acceptance, and I need to be reminded of it all the time.
writing and writing, trying to lay down words on the pages of my journal to understand what is going on in my mind. somedays this process is easy, others not so much. i feel disconnected from my true-self, there are so many things going on, not only in my small world but in the big world, things that directly or indirectly affect us all.
this time of the year is wonderful, but it’s a little scary too. the winter is coming, months and months of grey skies and snow, lots of time indoors. if we are not careful the winter blues can take over.
i want to focus on what matters right now. i don’t want to fit and please others, i want to be true to myself, to be strong and let go of what/who doesn’t bring me joy, so i’m ready for the long winter.