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…

Moody Blues, poetry

Moody Blues

I discovered a new style of poetry from Vashi’s blog called a Sidlak. It’s a structured poem consisting of 5 lines with 3–5–7–9 syllables for the first four lines and a color for the last line. The color describes the whole poem or feelings of the writer. Here is Vashit’s Sidlak called craving. Moody Blues ~ sliding down…

poetry

Be Free

Be Free ~ art as a touchstone stirring life’s hidden treasures open heart be free ~ As my blog name suggests, I love freedom and this painting by Vera Komnig speaks to my heart. It radiates freedom in its vibrant colors, expansive feeling, and sense of wild dancing. Vera calls this piece Be Free, Dream…

muse, inspiration, poetry

Buttercup Baby

Buttercup Baby ~ late summer flowers fill me up with peace and love buttercup baby ~ I don’t know why, but the song and words popped into my head as the title for this post. Here is the original hit song, Build Me Up Buttercup, from the Foundations that was still popular even 8 years…

nature elements, poetry

Elementals #6

Elementals #6 ~ tiny villages share bark, moss, fungi, water  synergistic life ~ I love to see these tiny patches of life thriving on the bark of a tree. Its amazing to me how the bark, moss, and fungi synergistically thrive with each other. Each one contributing to the whole, and taking only what is…

Columbines, poetry, Colorado

Rocky Mountain High

Rocky Mountain High ~ fields of columbines light up the mountain valley trails of happiness ~ This is another beautiful image from my friend Gayle Fetik. She travels routinely to Colorado, posting photos and stirring up my longing to return to the beauty of Colorado. John Denver immortalized the beauty of Colorado in his classic…

Janet Reed Wright

Dancing Storks

Dancing Storks ~  long legs for wading graceful elegant lovers let the dance begin  ~ I love the fluidity of this painting by Janet Weight Reed. The two storks seem to be engaged in a joyful dance of courtship. Janet has a gift for using watercolors to convey movement, emotion, and form with a simplicity…