#Haiku Prompt Challenge 35 – Miss, Past

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #35 – Miss, Past

 

lips-sealed

 

Miss, ever wondered

Why your words don’t matter much

That’s all in  the past?

– FlorenceT

 

 

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#Haiku Prompt Challenge 32 – Rare, Harsh

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #32 Rare, Harsh

 

footsteps journey

 

Harsh realities

Overshadow the Journey,

   Precious and unique

– FlorenceT

 

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Solitude

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday 

Solitude & I

Guided by Silver Threading’s quote about the self of a writer, this one by Rainer Maria Rilke (an Austrian poet and novelist) caught my eye… and my heart and soul.

Solitude, something which I need and long for.  Without it, I suffocate.  I need my escape to a world of silence and being alone – where I let my mind wander, where my so-called inattention is not brought to my attention, where I play whimsy, where my imagination takes hold.

Solitude sustains me.

And so it is that I took this photograph (yes, that’s my shadow :-)) during one of my long walks on the beach during a recent family holiday.  Waking up early while the house is quiet, I tiptoed out the front door and headed to the beach.  Feeling the cold wet sand as I took brisk steps along the long stretch of sand, what bliss! Wandering barefooted into the surf, letting the sea water gently caressed as it came to shore.  I had a small window of opportunity – an hour before families headed down to the beach and the squeals and laughter of children were heard. Some yoga and meditation did not go astray.

So, solitude – my dearest friend. Do not stay away too long 🙂

– FlorenceT

 

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Reminiscing – Childhood

birthday wish

To celebrate I wrote you this poem:

Mum mum, oh so fine.
Full of manners when we dine.
Her smile oh so sweet,
I try to get things I beg at your feet.

Happy Birthday

 

Gift… from child… 6…

 

 

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Be gentle with yourself

Today has been one of those days, where I have demanded lots from myself, produced little and judged myself a little harshly.  This is a reminder to self, and for those who do the same at one time or another.

 

Doing the best

 

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