Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 27 – “Light & Dark” #Haiku #Haibun #Tanka

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Join us for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge! This week, Light and Dark.

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Touching the stone arch,
Fingertips tracing eons;
Shadows and sun play.

The presence of ancient magic is palpable here; Nature’s slow painting of a myriad sand colors, leading back to a time unremembered by any but the fossilized souls of animals; long extinct.

Windwalker laughs as he watches sun and shade dance across time. Softly outlining the arch with reverent fingertips, he smiles, and whispers, “It is a hole of light with a side of darkness.”.

 

My writing this week is a tribute to Randy Roll. A true artist and poet, Randy’s soul now walks eternally in the canyons he loved.

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge: Help and Smile

Join us for Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Challenge: Help and Smile

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Goodbye, sweet sun…

052615_2031_writersquot1Join us for Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at Silver Threading! Check out Colleen’s fabulous Fall poem. ♥

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This year, especially, I begrudge the start of Autumn. After breaking my hip 4 weeks ago, I felt as if I was forced to merely observe the second half of summer through shaded glass, from a hospital bed. So, it is with a certain sense of sadness that I step outside and feel the changes in the air. Soon, the violent winds will come and rip the leaves from the trees. Soon, the first snow will be upon us, though the last one feels too recent.

My dreams and plans will NOT be derailed; I shall not long allow this grieving, but, meanwhile, I cry for summer and write poems about its passing. Judging by e.e.cummings’ quote, he felt the same as I do. 😉

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Two poems for you:

1)

I will not apologize for loving summer,

For reveling in the warmth of the sun,

For worshipping the myriad greens of life and growth.

But, here comes Fall, once again,

The cold and blustering thief of my happiness.

It strips away the heat, and the flowers,

And the leaves with such a force

That I cannot call it fall or autumn…

Thief of Summer –

I name you ‘Snatch.’

… wendy anne darling 2016

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2)

Flowers and I stood,

Fearless in the face of Death…

Prior to the Fall.

…wendy anne darling, 2016

 

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #108 Sizzle&Sleek – Wendy Anne Darling

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Welcome to the Haiku challenge! Check it out here. Challenge words for the week are ‘sizzle’ and ‘sleek.’

I try my best to keep up with modern-day ‘speak,’ but sometimes it just evades me! 😀

AN OLD FART’S TAKE ON MODERN LANGUAGE

by Wendy Anne Darling:

BRICK WALL

 

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #102 Birth&Cheer

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Join us once more for Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge! This week’s words are ‘Birth’ and ‘Cheer.’

 

Awaiting that cry.

As the words grow inside me

Miracle of birth

 

Wendy Anne Darling, 2016.

Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 27 – Vintage

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Click here to join us on Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge! This week, the challenge is ‘Vintage.’

It probably won’t surprise anybody that several of the items that are precious to me are books! Aside from having succeeded in purchasing replacement copies of all the childhood books I loved and lost when my family moved to South Africa. I love this copy of ‘The Works of Shakspeare’* which was given to me by a friend in 1982, with a previous dedication of ‘To dear Little Ula from “Toddles” Nov: 1908. I’d love to know who they were!

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*Shakspeare is as written on the Cover. and the fly leaf has ‘Ladies’ College, Cheltenham’ handwritten  on it.

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My daughter Lainey has done some research on it and concluded that it was probably printed around 1890. Likely to have been mass produced for schools, this one still has the gilding visible on the top edge.

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This edition, though not in very good shape, is precious to me, nonetheless, and now lives life protected in a Ziplock baggie! 😀

 

Wendy Anne Darling

 

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge #95 dragon & invite

Challenge: Dragon and Invite

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Join us at Ronovan Writes Haiku for this week’s challenge

The invitation

“Light my fire,” comes only once,

Dearest of Dragons!

 

Wendy Anne Darling

Ronovan Writes-Haiku Challenge #53- MAD and GUIDE

ronovan_writes_haiku_prompt_badge_autumn_2014Why not join us at Ronovan Writes-Haiku Challenge #53 – Mad and Guide?

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PROTECTED

From madness shielded

You lead me to still waters

My most trusted guide

Wendy Anne Darling

Ronovan’s #Haiku Challenge #52- SILENT and LOUD

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In honor of Meredith Haynes, who has been a part of Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge since the very beginning, this week’s prompt words are SILENT and LOUD.

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Please visit this week’s post at Challenge # 52

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Screaming

Eerily silent

Muted voices in my mind

Scream louder than words

Wendy Anne Darling

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge; FUTURE and GIVE

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This week’s haiku challenge

is brought to you by Ronovan and the words ‘FUTURE’ and ‘GIVE.’ 🙂

Try it; it’s fun!

 

 

 

 

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