Posted in d'Verse Poets Pub, poetry

Your Heart

Over at d’Verse Poets Pub, Mish has us taking a closer look at the art of Ally Saunders for some inspiration.
I chose her work titled Crossing the River. You can see more of her art here

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Crossing the River  – Ally Saunders

Your Heart

Bring me your heart
Unadorned
Unburdened
With past lives and
Worn out feelings

Bring me your true heart
Your joyful heart
Your mournful heart
Your trusting heart

Bring me your fragile heart
Let me tenderly
Lovingly
Stow it away
Throw away the key

Bring me your heart
And I will
Give you mine

Posted in Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, poetry, Shadorma

Simple Words

This week in the Garden, Kim from writinginnorthnorfolk has asked us to condense a poem by Pablo Neruda by at least half, using our own voice. I chose to really condense the poem Sweetness, always, into a Shadorma.

Weekend Mini Challenge: Condense a Poem

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Write poems
Filled only with words
From your soul
Simple words
Words that sing and soar before
Landing in my heart

Posted in Spirituality, photography,poetry,nature, Uncategorized

Collaboration for Peace – 47

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Forward

Why are we backpedaling
While currents of clarity
Still flow at our feet?
How does one drop of impurity
Poison our possibilities?
When are we accountable
For the inevitable,
Witnesses to the destruction?

We are the ripples of hope
On waters, stagnant
The ancient sunlight shimmer
Dancing over shadows
We are the reflections
Of persistent hands of change
And this world did not evolve
Without us

©Mish

Visit Mish at mishunderstood

Posted in poetry

Smoothed Out

d’Verse Poets Pub – Verbify Me

Lillian has challenged us to create a new verb.

Smoothed Out

I’ve been mayonnaised
the bits and pieces of me
swirled and blended
homogenized
until I’m smoothed out
spread flat, sandwiched
between words that comfort
and words that cut

Posted in poetry

The Stars and Me

Victoria has us repeating ourselves over at d’Verse Poets Pub
I’ll Say It Again (and Again and Again)


The Stars and Me

I thought I saw the stars wink at me
As if they knew my secret
I thought I heard the stars whisper
As if they might be gossiping
I thought I felt the stars hopping
As if they could share my joy
I thought I whiffed the scent of stardust
As if the stars were blooming
And so I turned my face up
To the sky and blew the stars
A kiss

Posted in Photography

Little Free Libraries

I came across a Little Free Libray when I was driving through a neighborhood near my home. I had seen one last summer in a park in State College, PA, but didn’t realize there were any in my town. I did a little research and found out there was also one in a local county park. If you’d like to know more about these libraries click here

These Little Libraries are my doors for this week.

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