Posted by whimsygizmo in Quadrille Greetings, intrepid poets! De Jackson here, aka WhimsyGizmo. It’s Quadrille Monday (my favorite!), when we write a poem of exactly 44 words, including a provided word. Today, I want us to DREAM together. Butterfly dreams itself awake in human form walking and talking without wings no floating, just gravity … Continue reading who dreams?
My turn to host at dVerse this evening for Poetics and my prompt is 'The End' Click on the link at the end of this sentence for the first of my poems, created in adobe photoshop, for this prompt entitled 'Is this the end?'
Kerry is hosting in the garden: This is the perfect day for me to touch upon our theme for 2017: Being Human. Today is Mandela Day which is commemorated annually on the date of the late Nelson Mandela's birth. It is also coincidentally the anniversary of the Imaginary Garden With Real Toads. Yes! Unbelievably, this site … Continue reading Haiku (series i)
Who taught us that there are only 196 kinds of people because there are 196 countries? We're all one earthquake, one civil cry short of becoming refugees and that speaks a lot about the fault lines under our own democracies...." "Go Back to Your Own Country!" by Ankita Shah & Ramneek Singh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxn7WGXOZMU Welcome … Continue reading mirrors
Just to write. To create form from the formless. To somehow step aside from oneself and allow what is there to just be. With no thought for outcome or for response. Just write. How do I open to the flow? How do I write with no judgement? How do I select words? Watch yourself getting … Continue reading Lily
Real Toads Tuesday Platform Greetings to friends, poets and story-tellers! So many awards ceremonies have been hosted this year, culminating with the Academy Awards last Sunday and it got me thinking about the enduring role of storytellers in society. As poets, we are a part of the oral and written tradition, adding our voices to … Continue reading Flower Essence
Lillian here, delighted to be hosting dVerse again! Out for coffee with friends the other day, I was asked about my recent 40-day trip to Singapore, Bali, Australia and New Zealand. My response? We had the time of our lives! That got me to thinking about the word time. As one website* states: “Time is something … Continue reading no Time
Tis Poetics night at the Bar tonight and Bryan has set us a wonderful challenge. "Today I would like you to “cover” a poem by a poet whom you admire. Honestly, I don’t know what this might look like, therefore this prompt is fairly open to interpretation." *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** … Continue reading The Road
Today I am noticing. Noticing the sadness I feel about the state of our world. Bombs being dropped in all manner of locations by the powerful elite to stave of terrorism. Are these actions not the actions of terrorists? The English Dictionary defines Terrorism thus: 1. noun; the use of violence and threats to intimidate … Continue reading Noticing
How do we manage when our feelings are amplified, when they threaten to overwhelm us? What action can we take to stay in our centre before the storm hits or as it swirls around us? Thich Nhat Hanh in his wonderful little book Peace is Every Step suggests the following: Our feelings play a very … Continue reading The Storm