peaceful protest,

Silent Witness

Silent Witness ~ injustice brings pain healing with silent witness peacemakers of love ~ This poem is dedicated to the peaceful silence that holds everything together. I believe protest, politics, and communication would all benefit from more peaceful approaches. Being a peaceful witness helps hold a space for love, connection, and solutions to emerge. Angry…

haunted dreams

Steampunk Dreams

Steampunk Dreams ~ machines belching smoke ominous haze fills the sky man imprints the land ancient bells sound the alarm steampunk dreams running rampant ~ If you don’t know, steampunk is a genre of science fiction that incorporates technology and design elements inspired by 19th-century steam-powered machinery. Looking at this image from Kirk, I heard…

Halloween, poetry, Tanka

Haunted Spells – #TankaTuesday

Haunted Spells ~ warlocks and witches possessed with potent powers casting magic charms if perchance you fall astray call the love inside to play ~ I had so much fun last week with Colleen’s weekly Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge that I decided to play along again. This week’s prompt is to write a poem using…

sacred life, beauty

Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground ~ autumn blessings call treasure the ordinary  the hallowed moments ~ The beauty of autumn reminds me to appreciate life. The rich colors and aromas help me to pause, and breath in the richness of the moment. Once present to myself and life, I remember that we are always walking on hallowed grounds.…

Halloween poetry, haiku

Hollow Ghosts- #TankaTuesday

  Hollow Ghosts ~ phantoms out to play haunting and hunting lost souls vacuous specters ~ This is my ghoulish offering for Halloween and Collen’s #TankaTuesday poetry challenge. This week her challenge words are Ghost and Hollow. The challenge is to write a poem with synonyms of those words in classic forms like haiku, tanka,…

fall colors, beauty, poetry

Fall Harvest

Fall Harvest ~ the glory of fall rich colors to warm the heart  receive the harvest ~ I love the autumn season. The cooler weather with rich aromas from the ground and decaying leaves. The bold, beautiful colors. All of them conspire to bring us joy, reminding us of the beauty around and the wisdom…

autumn, beauty, poetry

Autumn Glory

Autumn Glory Today, I offer a haiku and a tanka to celebrate the glories of autumn in the Rocky Mountains. ~ aspens glowing bright mountains ablaze with color  pathways to heaven ~ hiking the Rockies forest aflame with yellows evergreens contrast craggy mountains standing proud a rich tribute to autumn ~ Clearly, I’m missing the…

mandala, Julie, poetry

Mandala Musings

Mandala Musings ~ pinwheels of color nature’s gifts overflowing with heart mandalas ~ Julie at Ramblings from Jewels has been creating these gorgeous mandalas from leaves, nuts, and other gifts from nature. I love the vibrant look and feel of these unique mandalas. I might try to make a few myself once we have more…