Saturday, August 28, 2010


Soft to touch
Light as breath
Veils of air
Fluidity and grace
Angelic yet seductive
Slips into vision
Reflection of the woman
Who is one with her
Body and soul
written for Monkey Man's  MonkeyMan
 Compose a story or poem using only 160 text characters.

photo 1 & 3 Lauren Treece

Friday, August 27, 2010

Two-Part Harmony - Flash Friday

It was a morning after a thundershower 
it was provocative even magical when the fog set in.
Silvery gray shafts of light reveal
swans like pale white ghosts
gracefully gliding along the sea of clouds.  
They sing a gentle song, with haunting melodies.
Their music fills my wild beating heart... play on. 
Loves essence captured.
 This was written for Friday Flash 55 hosted by G-Man
click on the links to see what G-Man and other notables have penned in 55 words, easier then I think, harder then I thought. 


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Origin of Haiku - Awards from Thursday Poetry Rally

Ahh! Inspiration!
The light of recognition
Moments of brightness.
 Thursday Poetry Rally
hosted by Jingle
The rules are when you win some of these wonderful gifted awards , as you are voted by your peers, you are to post them on your blog and do a short haiku.

Known for his poetry and travel diaries, Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) was the son of a lowly samurai. When his lord died, he became a ronin and moved to Edo. Taking part in the popular poetry writing and debate competitions, Basho excelled in haikai (now known as haiku) a three-line segment poem of five, seven and five syllables which used simple language and every day occurrences to create images that evoked emotion. Basho became the most famous poet of his generation, and when he traveled, locals would gather to match their wits against him.

Come Pick Your Pleasure!

Strawberries, sweet cherries take your pick
the luscious fruit give off
the sun-kissed scent of summer,
smelling at times like burnt
sugar cubes dipped in the sun,
leaving some of their fragrance in my hand.

Tart and tempting,
the smell of green apples soothes,
this warm and sensual scent
conjures up homey pleasures.

Intoxicating aromas of fresh-picked
tomatoes, red currants, leafy greens,
parsley and sage, picked fresh from the garden
mingles with an earthy musk scent.

Lush, juicy peaches invokes childhood memories
of homemade canned peaches
smothered in rich cream. 

Refreshing, clean juicy scent of
super sweet watermelon,
transports me instantly to
re-experience in all its splendor
a sense luscious time of delirious fun.

A superbly fragrant blend of citrus fruit
enhanced by berries, and florals,
elevate it above the edible realm. 

Lavender, pine, spruce and cedar,
an unexpected  pleasing blend of aromas
soothes my soul and delight my senses.

A serendipitous moment
Wisps of woody smoke drift
across the lavender-tinged sky
as the sun's glow fades into dusk.

A fairy tale ingredient
Left in the garden to steep overnight,
the fragrance of honeysuckle and rose petals
blends with the night air under the moonlight.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fragrance and Place Intertwined

It was a magical place, 
our secret paradise 
harbored in the nexus
between lush alpine forest
and the living desert
Tall pines blended in an open
tapestry with fragrant sage
and the scent of you.

visit his blog site to see what he crafted 
and other notable poets weaved.
Wakan Tankan Nici Un 
(May the Great Spirit walk with you) 

Photos: Petroglyph photograph in the Eastern Panamint Mountains, Death Valley, California
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ' She Who Watches"
Native American Warrior found on google
New York State University -

Friday, August 20, 2010

Word Escapes - Friday Flash 55

I slip into this realm,
through the fringes
of my consciousness,
my spirit is set free.
I stand on top of Mt Everest,
sail around the world
and dive into the deepest ocean.
Their words can make me
laugh, cry, angry, bewildered,
and love with all my heart and soul. 
I wonder how the authors knew?

This was written for Friday Flash 55 hosted by G-Man
click on the links to see what G-Man and other notables have penned in 55 words, easier then I think, harder then I thought. 

photos fffound

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Messages in a Bottle

The morning sun has already risen,
the waters are deep the waves wide,    
while smaller waves lap at the shore.
I feel the sunshine warming my skin
As I walk along the edge of the shore
my gaze turns toward the sky
where mindless clouds chase each other,
and seagulls are heard squawking overhead.
The beach path is covered with seaweed and shells,
Small pockets of tide pools
conceal crabs and brightly colored starfish.
Sea lions bobble out on the ocean
looking like small coconuts floating the central current.
 I inhale and take a deep breath in
of the sweet smell of sea roses as it reaches the shore.
Night spirits inventiveness made tangible
and the explosion of day light
create sand of memories,
where hours before once stood proud castles.
An unforeseen event within
the swirling mists and waves,
a voyage made of ten thousand miles,
casting centuries aside,
the barrier of time and distance shattered,
the ancient image stares.
I surrender into its timeless beauty
allowing my soul to feel
a thousand varieties of tender emotion.
I held the ancient bottle in my hands,
and ask the clear blue ocean--- how old is this?
Treading into a timeless wonder,
 engulfed in the rapture of bliss
 the veil of time is lifted
glimpses of love-soaked memories,
sensual  and lovely scenes
appear in vain,

Following the wind -ten thousand miles,
 time and time again,
 two lovers who suffered since ancient times
through sorrow of parting at sea,
the ocean is filled by drop
after drop of their tears.
images fffound

Monday, August 16, 2010

La Dolce Vita (Italian for "the sweet life" )

"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle"

Come join in the celebration 
of "the sweet life" 
Poetry Awards 4Thursday Poets Rally Week 26
(click on  Jingle  )
to see other winners of these awards &
hopefully read some of their poetry, too.
thank you Jingle and this wonderful community of writers, 
all so sweet. 

The Most Graceful Poet Award
The Most Compassionate Poet

The Most Resilient Poet

The Most Creative Blogger
U R A Rare Friend Award
Have a Good Day!

images by tumblr & jingle, & animalpress

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Private Moments - Sunday 160 - A Give Away

I had a crush on you
That turned into a passionate love affair  
But I cannot seem to remain monogamous
Ah, dear sweet time worn pages 
of my favorite books

written for Monkey Man's 
 Compose a story or poem using only 160 characters.
This short poem was inspired by the  Beautiful Mona @ Providence Design, ltd.
She has a beautiful set-of-3 antique books
that she is giving away, go here to the link and see and enter.
Good Luck!

images found on both tumblr & fffound

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Flight of Fancy

Sultry August summer has peaked,
almost turning to fall
Fleeting  thoughts of  moonlight
walks on the beach,
Sweet and wistful
memories of eating cotton candy
And my loves lingering
sugary kisses on my lips,
as we dissolved our
boundaries in mutual bliss
one  golden summer day.
                                                                                                             Our summer romance, 
all gone too quickly
as I watch this summer go,
too soon the cooler winds of change
echo -- Come it is time to go
bringing  different colors,  different shades, 
gone will be the blush of roses, 
as leaves turn scarlet and golden    
tell them my love
how you have tasted
summers savory delights
thoughts of your sensual kisses linger,
but our summer passions dimmer,
I will leave you behind,
without an embracing goodbye,
before the seasons change, 
my summer love.


Jingles Thursday Poets Rally Week 26 (August 12-18)

 photo credit #2 goolge inage -beach star fish