Sunday, October 30, 2016

eternity of nights

"Moonlight Landscape" by Petr Kratochvil 
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"eternity of nights"

it was your eyes that drew me in
an immortal kiss that sealed my fate
by your side for an eternity of nights
I walk with you under the moon

an immortal kiss that sealed my fate
I gave up the sun for twinkling stars
to feed this hunger in dark shadows

by your side for an eternity of nights
you have become my alpha and omega
as the years turn into centuries

I walk with you under the moon
that seductive goddess I can’t let go
I believe death has forgotten my name
Happy Halloween to all who celebrate.

- Written as a Trimeric poem.  You can find out more information about this form at Writers Digest Poetic Asides Blog  and at popularpoetryforms blog.  This is one of my first attempts at this form and I am beginning to like it.  I think it gives you a little bit more freedom than other forms.  I encourage you to give it a try.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

One Year Anniversary

Today is the one year anniversary of this blog.   One year ago today I began this little blog to share my writing with others.   It has been an interesting journey.  I want to thank every one who has taken the time to visit, read and comment on my works.  Your encouraging words help me continue this journey.

And here's a poem for today, inspired by dVerse Quadrille #19.


your touch
sparked something
inside of me
that I thought
was long dead
in your eyes
I saw paradise
and heard heaven
in your voice
and to think
I almost
walked away
afraid of a
broken heart again –
I’m so glad
that I stayed

Photo by Eutah Mizushima
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

first memory

my first memory of you –
a young, na├»ve teen, like me –
yet I can still envision
your sparkling brown eyes
in the warm afternoon light
and after all these years
no one so far has captured
my attention and stopped
me in my tracks 

- Written for dVerse Poetics: first things first in which we are tasked to write a poem about a first that means a lot to us or one that we look forward to.  I went a step further by writing this as a Quadrille (a 44 word poem) with the word "spark" in it, coinciding with dVerse Quadrille #19 prompt posted earlier this week.  

Monday, October 24, 2016

waiting for the spark

she was so patient with him –
he was not her first choice,
but a wise one, so she waited
for the spark to ignite a deep
passion to carry her through
the years – but it never came
because some things
can never be forced

- Written for dVerse Quadrille #19 where we had to incorporate the word "spark" in a poem of exactly 44 lines.  Feel free to join in on the fun.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

disturbing waters

disturb still waters
and step out your comfort zone
dare to take the risks
break down all those concrete walls
others built to keep you in

Photo by tpsdave
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Monday, October 17, 2016

A September Day in New York

On a sunny September day I walk along the crowded streets of Little Italy.  It is the Feast of San Gennaro and the crush of people almost make it impossible to walk.  The barrage of scents attack my nose – fresh tomatoes, sausages, cheese, baked goods, and even seafood  I gingerly walk by tiny dining tables set on the sidewalks by cafes where people sip wine and dine on Italian dishes.  I keep it light with a cold lemonade and a slice of delicious New York style pizza.  I watch the colorful floats ride down the parade route under a gorgeous sky.  I am happy to spend a day in the city, but still thinking it would be better with some company.

narrow city streets
expand to hold immense crowds
under the blue sky

"San Gennaro Festival Parade" 9/17/16
Photo by Arcadia Maria
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

the journey ahead

the asphalt road lies ahead
the gray clouds threaten to overtake me
I have heard your words and concern
but this is a journey that I must take
so I begin my ride down this long road
with eyes wide open to what lies ahead

Photo by Gian-Reto Tarnutzer
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- Another poem inspired by dVerse Quadrille #18 prompt "cloud"

Monday, October 10, 2016

Clouds in San Diego

I went to San Diego hoping
to feel the sun on my skin
but only found clouds following
me everywhere I went
and it wasn’t until from my
window I watched the plane  
climb over those stubborn clouds 
that I saw the sun again

 - Written for dVerse Quadrille #18 "Cloud".  This poem was inspired by a trip I took to San Diego, California a few years ago.  I heard many people speak of "sunny" California, however, the sun decided to take a holiday while I was there.  Although I found San Diego area very lovely, it would have been more lovely if the sun would have made an appearance.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

life and regrets

I try to live my life to the fullest
and enjoy each moment without regrets
but those feelings cannot always be avoided
there will be times you wish it was different
wondering if you took the right path
but this is just the way of life’s journey
you never know what you will find
or what future lies ahead of you
so I take each step with eyes wide open
and see where the waves will take me

"Big Sur, California" by Vashishta Jogi
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Monday, October 3, 2016

Typical Tuesday

It was a typical Tuesday.  I was up early that morning for my daily workout.  Then I hopped in the shower and got dress for the day.   I made breakfast since they say breakfast is the most important meal.  But the day was not a typical Tuesday.  I was wearing my best pantsuit and my hair  curled in all the rights places.   Interviews can be nerve wracking and even though it wasn't my first time, it still created butterflies.  I wonder will I make a good impression.  Will they even like me?  Will I like them?  Does the job pay well?  Can I really do this?  Too many questions flooded my head as I ate my cereal.  Taking a deep breath as I sipped my tea,  I prepared myself for the journey.

sun hides behind clouds
as the leaves begin to fall
and we take deep breaths