Winter Haiku

  It’s a cold winter day and I’m home ill. Lying on the sofa, looking out through a sliver of opening between the curtains, I can see our neighbor’s tree, its naked branches stretching across the gray sky. And so this haiku sequence formed in my mind: Skeletal branches Stretch across the leaden sky Yearning … More Winter Haiku

Too Much to Say

Looking back at my blog over the past couple of months, I see nothing but sporadic re-blogs. I’ve barely posted at all, but that isn’t because I don’t have anything to say. It’s because I have so much to write about, I can hardly get my thoughts in order. Do I talk about the election … More Too Much to Say

For Lockie …

Originally posted on Reading Recommendations:
It was with great sadness and a heavy heart I received the news yesterday morning from a mutual friend that author Lockard F. Young, or Lockie as he was know to all of us, had died in hospital, surrounded by his family. I like to think Lockie was also surrounded…

Haiku Challenge: Breathe and New

It’s been a long time since I’ve participated in RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Challenge, but I’m happy to be back writing poetry once again. I hope you’ll cut me some slack because I’m pretty rusty. The challenge words this week are Breathe & New. Please be sure to stop by Ronovan’s blog: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-123-breathenew/. You can … More Haiku Challenge: Breathe and New

Writing Isn’t Easy

Writing is difficult. Sometimes it’s torture. Other times it’s blissfully easy. Most of the time, for me, it’s hard work. Over the past four days, it’s been all of those things. As I iron out the final chapters of The Coven, I’m forcing myself to write one sentence at a time, one after the other, … More Writing Isn’t Easy

Summer Storm

Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #45 brings us the roundlet, which you can read more about on Shadow Poetry. The image below serves as inspiration for this challenge. photo ©Fir0002 Poem #1 Storm clouds roll by A steady rain begins to pound Storm clouds roll by White lightning flashes through the sky Rumbling thunder shakes the … More Summer Storm

Rhyme and Reason

It’s been a while since I’ve participated in one of Ronovan Write’s Haiku Challenges. It feels good to be joining in the fun once again. This week’s prompt words are Rhyme and Reason. You, my beloved are the reason for this rhyme Our love’s for all time   Please stop by Ronovan’s blog to read … More Rhyme and Reason