Category Archives: Poetry

Wave of Nostalgia

In this quiet moment My hat sits waiting Ready head out In a search for tranquility I walk alone Oblivious to past worries No decisions to make Totally absorbed A wave of nostalgia Washes over me Like a cooling breeze … Continue reading

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Rainbow of Hope

I am part of the world, but need to distance myself. It’s painful to watch the storms that surround us. Tears sometimes flow, triggered by a sense of awe of what humanity has come to. Resetting the mind In troubling … Continue reading

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Presence Missed

R.I. P. Peanut–May 28, 2020 * Emotional risk Of letting go Ending the story Witnessing heart stopping * Heart breaks Presence missed Gentle soul Disappears from earthly existence * If only nine lives Was a reality And the cancer Hadn’t … Continue reading

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Instant Summer

Winter and Spring have been holding hands for too long. Frost two weeks ago and now instant summer. Landscape suddenly bursting with green. I took some quick photos at a local lake already being visited by swimmers. Life is good … Continue reading

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Covid-Blues

Circling bits and pieces Snippets of life Collected here and there Nowhere and somewhere * Meaning percolates In holding pattern Mosaic unfinished Fragments wander aimlessly * Stillness in the matrix Concealing the future Waiting for somewhere To reveal itself ~~~ … Continue reading

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Remember

Remember when Life was easy Losing oneself in dreams * Remember when Joy flowed uninterrupted Innocent eyes twinkling * Remember when Earth sang in colours Flirting with senses * Remember when Life was easy And possibilities Sent their invitation * … Continue reading

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Transformation

Behind Gossamer shadows Unknown forces shift * Ripping Into fabric Of temporal reality Spirit Endures transformation Resilience one’s foundation * Behind Lucid time Hope always reigns * V.J.’s theme: Behind https://onewomansquest.org/2020/04/13/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-92-behind/

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Transported into Simplicity

Treasure of simplicity Captivates imagination Transporting senses To yesteryear When freedom of movement Taken for granted *** V.J.’s theme: Transported https://onewomansquest.org/2020/04/06/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-90-transported/ Patti’s theme: Simplicity https://pilotfishblog.com/2020/04/04/lens-artists-photo-challenge-91-simplicity/

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Solace in Spring

After a long winter Spring breeze filling the air Yearning for open waters Under sunny skies Empty boardwalk Contribution to social distancing Benches empty Waiting it out Here I sit calmly With my daughter companion Wondering when it will all … Continue reading

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Imaginary Calm

Lady seen reclining Feasting on imaginary tales Words written long ago When the world was full of wonder Today she picks up a new book Author unknown Full of cliffhangers Ending still to be written *** V. J.’s theme: Imaginary … Continue reading

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Domino Effect Creating Chaos

History repeating itself Microscopic invasion World shaken Difficult times Troubled waters Ripple domino effect Grounding necessary To dissipate fears To find calm waters within To have faith That this too Shall pass V.J.’s theme: Domino Effect https://onewomansquest.org/2020/03/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-88-domino-effect/ Ann-Christine’s theme: Chaos … Continue reading

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Serene Moment

Morning vision Serene calm Cooling breeze Senses transfixed By wonder * V.J.’s theme: Morning https://onewomansquest.org/2020/03/09/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-87-morning/

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Shadows from the Past

Befriended by Dancing shadows Playing in the sunlight Swaying with breezy abandon My shadow photographing this tree. (Images from archives) *** Bren’s theme: Shadows https://brashley.photography/2020/03/09/photo-for-the-week-59-shadows/

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Timeless Wonder

Pondering the theme of cliches, I’ll try to wrap my head around the enigma of time. * Time A mystery Circular and linear Intertwined in space/time continuum Affected by speed and gravity Always a factor In one’s life ~~~~ Personal … Continue reading

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Unfolding Trust

No matter what one’s mission A clear path can be elusive Frozen in wintry challenge Yet the heart is trusting That it will unfold As it should *** V. J.’s theme: Mission https://onewomansquest.org/2020/02/24/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-85-mission/

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Dreaming

Filling empty spaces With dreams Of new shorelines Of discovery On the edge between Yesterday and tomorrow Where the sun Shines eternally bright Evaporating coming storms *** V.J.’s theme: Sun https://onewomansquest.org/2020/02/17/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-84-sun/ Patrick’s theme: Shoreline https://pixtowords.com/2020/02/16/shoreline-pic-and-a-word-challenge-220/

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Angel On My Shoulder

Whisper Across time Sends a message To be mindful Two strikes Next time Could be tragic *** *I was recently distracted when changing lanes while driving. Hard to get grounded with back pain. Blind spot screams. Not paying attention. Close … Continue reading

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Solving the Puzzle

Trajectory adjustment Riding on butterfly effect Missing puzzle piece appears Seed of transformation Invitation rises on horizon

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Fragility of Aging

Psyche entangled in fragility Ebb and flow of life force distracted Pain an unwelcomed visitor Unraveling quality of daily life Subtraction overwhelms Healing stands elusive Photography sits in the freezer Waiting to unthaw Journey altered *** A visit to my … Continue reading

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Unlikely Portal

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ” (James Joyce) Candle in a mirror Illuminates portal Entrance to possibilities Creative energy surges *** **These images were created by using my sectional mirror (below) and a candle. *** Frank’s theme: Portal https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2020/01/07/tuesday-photo-challenge-portal/Continue reading

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Wintry Illusion

I see my thoughts reflected in the open waters Accepting the illusion of warmth from the cold, setting sun My heart is tranquil in this frigid moment Knowing that transformation is inevitable *** *Happy New Year to all those who … Continue reading

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Grateful

Embracing cycles of life Pausing to feel grateful That I’m still here *** V. J.’s theme: Pause https://onewomansquest.org/2019/12/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-77-pause/

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Piece of the Puzzle

Fingers discovering keys into another world… Child’s joy in music and developing skill cut short by rapping on knuckles from harsh teacher, demanding perfection. Told mom at nine years old that I didn’t want to go back. Piano gathered dust. … Continue reading

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Glowing Moment

Dappled light Flecks of gold Glowing through branches Join my walk *~* Frank’ theme: Glow https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/12/03/tuesday-photo-challenge-glow/

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Satisfying Play

Sudden appearance Blown in by the wind Excites curiosity Satisfies need to play With eyes of a child ~*~ V.J.’s theme: Satisfying https://onewomansquest.org/2019/12/02/vjs-weekly-challenge-75-satisfying/

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Sipping Life

Sipping moderation Taste buds tingle Relishing the journey Aging changes perspective Balance a must Extremes only in youth *~* V. J.’s theme: Moderation https://onewomansquest.org/2019/11/25/vjs-weekly-challenge-74-moderation/

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Waiting

Waiting can be glorious Pivotal moment When anticipation rises New beginnings await Simplifying life When traveling light Steps overcome Walking into the unknown Towards the light Sky suddenly opens Looking into the eye Of wholeness *~* V.J.’s theme: Wholeness https://onewomansquest.org/2019/11/18/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-73-whole/Continue reading

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Depth of a Wish

(Image of sun dogs off my balcony taken recently when the temperatures plummeted. I wished for an interesting, new photo and here it is.) A wish Is a tricky thing A momentary thought A sparkle of possibility Harnessing the luck … Continue reading

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Cracking the Code

The crack is before me Do I step over it And stay in the safe zone Or do I step on it And force destiny’s hand * Do I hold its hand And play the victim Or do I laugh … Continue reading

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Too Early

Final fall colours Meet Halloween snowstorm Long winter ahead

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Strange Reflection

Illusion warps landscape Inviting dark emotions Elongated alien forms Emanating shivery truth *** Happy Halloween! 🙂 (The above image is actually a reflection in a window that I caught recently. The lines in the background is a lake. ) V. … Continue reading

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Kindling Imagination

Light warps form Distortions suddenly flare Shadows slowly flicker Kindling fires of imagination * Portal arouses awakening Window creaks open Shape-shifter enters Perusing new reality *Tribute to Halloween when the walls between our world and the spirit world becomes thin. … Continue reading

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Autumn Layers

Chasing the light Delineating shadows and lines Layers of the fallen Transformation ending Landscape becomes moody Barrenness a promise The last hang on Braving the winds of change *** Amy`s theme: Layered https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/lens-artists-photo-challenge-67-layered/

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Farewell to Summer Fun

As the days grow colder Memories grow fonder Warming the heart With candid moments Playful opportunities Minds exploring Sensual learning Sometimes fun turns to too much fun, as the day`s outing comes to an end. There`s a story behind that … Continue reading

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Celestial Invitation

Daylight cautiously succumbs To cyclic vigil Full moon parades Its fiery luminosity Old patterns unravel Requiring new vision In wake of dire warnings A wobble in time’s matrix Future at risk Celestial invitation To heed voices Calling for change ~*~ … Continue reading

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Transition

Standing alone Savouring transition Senses alerted By fiery dance ~*~ V. J.’s theme: Savour https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/30/v-j-s-challenge-66-savour/

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Worth a Smile

Eyes smiling With momentary delight Subject of affection Falls into sight *~* Happiness hormones Lifting the spirits Mood transformer Well-being soars *~* V.J.’s theme: Smile https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/23/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-65-smile/

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Time to Let Go

Autumn colors transitioning Bending to the winds of change Tenacious until the end ~*~ V.J.’s theme: Resilience https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/16/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-64-resilience/ Frank’s theme: Fuzzy https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/09/17/tuesday-photo-challenge-fuzzy/

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Riot of Colors

Architectural digestif For long, abandoned hospital Unwanted, hollow shell Once an eye-sore Ripens with vivid colors Graffiti artist adds his touch Eye-candy or too over-the-top A matter of opinion ~*~ Interesting video of the process—https://www.sudbury.com/lifestyle/timelapse-video-watch-canadas-largest-mural-take-shape-1665248 *~* V.J.’s theme: Ripening https://onewomansquest.org/2019/09/09/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-63-ripening/Continue reading

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And so it was and more

Hanging out in the raspberry bush Laying with the warm earth The drifting clouds told me stories My happy, alone space I think I was three ~*~ Looking out of the train window Crying with the rain I never wanted … Continue reading

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Uncertain Journey

(Abstract of my long gone, peace lily.) ~*~ The mind is a puzzle Molded by the brain’s intricacies With magical possibilities A source of inspiration And a receiver of encryptic messages ~*~ Emotional attachment To unfulfilled dreams Triggers limbic resonance … Continue reading

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Worth Mentioning…

Do you ever feel Like there is something more Something our senses can’t detect But in certain moments When it is quiet And time stands still It shows itself ~*~ Perception is a mental impression Shaped by learning, memory, expectation … Continue reading

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Dreamy Tranquility

Dreaming of the road less travelled An unspoken journey Of endless possibilities Mountains pull me in A sacred witness To my heart’s desire Just when I thought All was done Call of the ocean Steals my heart * Ann-Christine’s theme: … Continue reading

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Heart of the Matter

K’lee has planted the seed that requires deep thought. “If you could see into the heart of me…” “Spirituality is a brave search for the truth about existence, fearlessly peering into the mysterious nature of life.” (Elizabeth Lesser) ++++ I … Continue reading

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Ultimate Presence

The exquisite presence Of caressing silence Spilling deeply Into the softened heart Untying knots of memory Washing them away gently Filling this earthly vessel No longer an island With profound knowing That I am not alone * “Wealth is the … Continue reading

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A Textured Proposition

Language Is the freedom To bend ideas Just like art Poetry is full of bendable emotion A textured proposition Guided by the imagination Opening new windows To possibilities Requiring dedicated work To discover one‘s personal truth (Inspired by the words … Continue reading

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Reclaiming a New Day

Once I lost myself On the road to adulthood Now I can sit and breathe Slowly shedding old skin No longer troubled By leaving things behind I gaze at the clouds And reclaim a new day V.J.’s Theme: Reclaim https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/01/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-55-reclaim/

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Rippling Effect

Subtle nuance Rippling into life Sometimes small And unnoticed Sometimes a sign Changing future events V. J.’s theme: Subtle https://onewomansquest.org/2019/06/24/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-54-subtle/

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Unfolding

Creative eye Catches unfolding potential Hidden beauty magnified Patrick’s theme: Eyes https://pixtowords.com/2019/06/16/eyes-pic-and-a-word-challenge-192/

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Tesla- From Candlelight to Wi-Fi

Anomaly extraordinaire From another time Visionary being Futurist Cloud watcher Inspired by a sunset Eidetic memory Highly keen senses Understood music of numbers Listened to colors Felt rhythm of sentient Earth Opened spiritual eye to cosmic intelligence Affinity with vedantic … Continue reading

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Before Green Pastures

Before Coloring my world Wisdom had to be earned Laws of the universe Took hold Painting stories of drought and storms Always one finger above water I learned the hard way To follow my inner voice Then suddenly the sky … Continue reading

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Uncertain Quiet

Looking out Into the quiet Uncertainty resides Present time Throws a curve Reinvents new challenges Acceptance Is the only way Looking for an angel

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Sun Glitter

Sun’s hypnotic glance Masking a spirited dance Waves sway with the glitter Senses warming to the tune Spellbound in delight Frigid winds surround me Yet I am undeterred To watch and wait Filled with serenity https://pixtowords.com/2019/05/19/mask-pic-and-a-word-challenge-188

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Drifting into Blue

Drifting With the blues Timeless moment Engulfs senses

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Drifting Into Red

Moment fades Drifting in and out To find a song Layering my life Passioned by reds Inviting creativity Patrick’s Challenge: Red https://pixtowords.com/2019/05/12/red-pic-and-a-word-challenge-187/

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Self-Compassion

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” (Buddha) Choices made Things gone wrong Guilt outliving the event Inner voice persecutes Until an understanding voice Brings clarity It was never your fault You were only reacting Like a … Continue reading

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In-Between

In-between Day and night Beginnings and endings Twilight illuminates In-between Tasting possibilities Dreams roaming free Energy membrane glows In-between Thoughts and action Awareness blooms Gratefulness flows https://onewomansquest.org/2019/05/06/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-47-in-between/

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Response to Obscure Sorrows

Klexos : The Art of Dwelling on the Past “Your life is written in indelible ink. There’s no going back to erase the past, tweak your mistakes, or fill in missed opportunities. When the moment’s over, your fate is sealed. … Continue reading

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Connection

In universal flow of time Victoria Day weekend Time stood still Suddenly earthly life ended For rock of family Over a decade has passed Connection remains Her love of photography Carries on in me https://onewomansquest.org/2019/04/22/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-45-anniversary/ https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2019/04/23/tuesday-photo-challenge-connections/

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Number Vibrations

“If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla.  Quest for insight into numeric universe Manifests entanglement of patterns Subtle influences string together Shaping one’s destiny Coincidence or vibrational … Continue reading

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Floating Gems

When nature awakens And winter is just a memory Cloudburst delivers Floating gems Raindrops holding form Transformed by colors Flowing universe Catches the eye   V.J.’s Challenge: Rain  

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Malfunction

Unexpected darkness descends Covering personal landscape Shadowing real time     Whisked into portal of instability Spinal canals narrowed Neurological compromise Pain body electrifies     Day turns into eternal night Matrix warping senses Farewell to old ways Walking brings … Continue reading

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Ancient Deposit

Glacier deposit Of ancient rocks Polished  By hands of time Once free rolling With life’s pressures Grounded now Silent Holding story Of yesteryear   V. J.’s Challenge: Polish Frank’s Challenge: Rock    

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Father

Survivor of Stalin and Hitler Unspoken horrors  Buried behind intense eyes Lucky to be alive   Ship of freedom Called his name Little education Hard work his destiny   Man of few words Man who rarely smiled  Father who carried … Continue reading

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Unanswerable

Neverending journey Pondering unanswerable questions Stitched in the fabric of time Yet timeless   Seeking elusive answer To the mystery of life Encountering a ‘language That you don’t hear with your ears’   In the quiet moments When the senses … Continue reading

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Reflection on Blog Name

V.J. has asked us to reflect on the meaning of our blog name. “Stuff and what if…” came out of the blue. The word ‘stuff’ applies to all material things in our lives, as well as old thoughts… “What if…” leads … Continue reading

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Entangled Story

  Malleable memories Smudged by negative entanglement Veiled hindrance Following seasons of aging   Dancing wish-bubbles Vibrating in a string of hope  Enlightening unfolding story Destiny takes a turn   V.J.’s Challenge: Story Patrick’s Challenge: Entangled  

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Textured Surface

Weathered exterior Textured life Rough and wrinkled Interior unfolding Unseen transformation Story always growing     Frank’s Challenge: Surface      

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Beauty in the Beast

Winter of constraint Slowly dissipates Beast starts to purr Under sunlit skies Dancing to a textured tune Figure appears Out of the blue Warming the heart   (This photo threw me for a loop when I saw the shadow-shape of … Continue reading

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Winter’s Fury

Landscape transformed By winter’s fury Ice storm lays heavy On human activity Plans on hold Time to go within Balance shifts To inner life   V.J.’s Challenge: Balance  

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Unfrozen

  Dissolving old fences  Icicles of the mind Reaching for floating dreams That wander freely Weaving magical intention That dares not evaporate   V. J.’s Challenge: Reaching Patrick’s Challenge: Fences  

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Playing with Imperfection

Frank  has posed an interesting idea of looking at a photograph with imperfections and seeing it with a different perspective.  The above photo was relegated to my mistake file and I dismissed it until now. A bit of digital play … Continue reading

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Lone Star

Seer Lone star Stargazer Eyes of insight Ether opens veil Channeling images Civilization forewarned Whispers of upheaval written Crisp clarity of events shifting Hidden in dark patterns of history   Colleen’s Challenge: Cold & Storm (Synonyms Only)

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Energy of Words

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”  (Buddha)   Unspoken words Escape mind-space Color thoughts  Intertwine with feelings Attach to moments Dancing with inner light Vibrating with … Continue reading

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Interior Reflections

  Frozen Melting magic Captive of nature’s chill Illuminates dark surroundings  Light flows Transforming once mundane patterns Into new perspective Circling in time Pausing   Colleen’s Challenge: Mystery & Attract (Synonyms Only)  

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Road to Happiness

Destiny and a thirty-year old wish brought me to this heart-warming scene, accentuated by a snow-covered blanket.  (Athabasca River, Alberta)   Taught in days of innocence When I dreamed with the clouds That striving for a specific destination  Was the … Continue reading

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Milestone

It’s that time of year Cheesecake and a glass of wine Good cheer with loved one Milestone harks new beginnings Creative spark still blooming   Colleen’s Challenge: Begin & Fresh (Synonyms Only)  

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Aging Window

Framed facade Aging exterior Outer deception Inner treasure   V.J.’s Challenge: Windows  

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Gentle Memories

Dreaming again Of  gentle breezes Lacy, soft waves Lapping curious toes Cooling hot sands underfoot Washing away winter worries Delighting the senses Moments of yesteryear   Frank’s Challenge: Gentle  

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Nature’s Floor

Nature’s floor Covered with seasonal blanket Order in disorder No need to sweep And keep it tidy Observe its changes And ever-changing presence Winter lays a new blanket Covering autumn’s splendor A gift of crystallized gems lay in wait.   … Continue reading

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Transitioning Into 2019

“Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning.”  (Teresa Tsalaky) Memories of transitions Come and go New … Continue reading

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Fluid Stillness

Alone and waiting In the fluid stillness  Of forever moment I close my eyes And still hear The sun dancing As waters flow Into the future   Patrick’s Challenge: Stillness    

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Textured Sky

After days of grey In spirit of change Textured morning sky Welcomes sun’s presence Dissolving cloud cover Into a recipe For brighter days   V. J.’s Challenge: Recipe Patrick’s Challenge: Texture    

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Creative Steps

One challenge to my self-discovery was embarking on a journey of creative intent.  It began with many baby steps and much frustration.  I’m still crossing the bridge to materializing my vision for a photograph, but I’m pursuing the goal with joyous … Continue reading

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Tranquility

  Tranquility here Glowing in warming sunlight Serenity smiles Fleeting moment out of time Waiting for next storm to rise   Colleen’s Challenge: Poet’s Choice Frank’s Challenge: Tranquil    

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Title Poetry

V.J. has asked us  “to select from your own work, enough titles, in the order you created them, to find new meaning.”     V.J.’s Challenge: Titles  

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Stretching Imagination

Senses hibernate In imaginary glow Waiting for sunlight Lost in a wintry refuge Detached from chilling forces   Colleen’s Challenge: Cold & Safe (Synonyms Only)          

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Contact with a Dream

Dreaming for forty winters Heart keeping wish pocketed Waiting for contact Surprising events evolve Heart warmed by arrival of un-lived wish Joyous encounter on sands of time   V.J.’s Challenge: Un-lived Lives Frank’s Challenge: Contact

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Transformation

Once hand-made from imagination Novice attempt many moons ago Learning curve reject Set aside   Found again Transformed to basic elements Possibilities seen New skills in tow   Ghostly image arises From skeleton of the past Creative eye pleased Digital … Continue reading

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Destiny

  First breath births wonder Universal vibrations Symbols of life force Drifting in moments of time Signalizing destiny   Colleen’s Challenge: Celebrate & Number (Synonyms Only)  

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Time to Bend

Detour in life of fluctuating moments Calling one to bend or stagnate Divergent thinking flowing Deviation from the norm Recreating oneself Salvaging what is treasured Walking alone, but never alone Finding a new way To be in the world   V.J.’s … Continue reading

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On the Edge

Perusing the view Lone figure stands mesmerized In contemplation Absorbing delightful scene Mind on edge between two worlds   Colleen’s Challenge: Pleasant & Read (Synonyms Only)    

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Lost Innocence

Storm of the past Still ripples to the shoreline Echoing memory of a dark story When a black-hearted antagonist With a hidden agenda Usurped child’s right to happiness Slashing innocence With no remorse     Adult-child awakens To haunting memories … Continue reading

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Transition of Perspective

Contemplating grey skies Dreaming of blue ones That once carried my dreams Now the thorns of winter Take residence in my heart But I will not be undone For shimmering warmth Will surely one day come For now I will … Continue reading

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Solemn Moment

Alarmed by the scene Solemn moment unfolding Consequences feared Angel of darkness hovers Fateful meeting of many   Since I was late in posting for Colleen’s challenge and Halloween has ended,  I decided to reflect on a scary event in life when … Continue reading

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Dark Intent

  Slowly peeling away layers Of hidden intent Shadow reveals itself Veiled behind rugged charm Destroying innocent dreams  Unstoppable Until life force sings again Even in the darkest of days   V.J. has asked us to investigate the “paranormal” in her … Continue reading

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River

Two photos of the Vermilion River, Capreol, Ontario.   This was my childhood playground.  Many fond memories. Standing still Senses melding with never-ending flow Conscious thought streams to nowhere Following river’s current Flowing to timeless somewhere River remembers I was here … Continue reading

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Spectral Portal

  Watching and waiting Spectral light reveals doorway To cursed entities Telling stories through their eyes Amulet moans to be found   Colleen’s Challenge: Haunt & Spell (Synonyms Only)    

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Halloween Chills

  Shadows awaken Unsuspecting gardener Still warm in sleep’s arms Dreams of tools gone run amok Haunting scream shatters window   K’lee and Dale’s Challenge: Shadows, Shapes & Silhouettes  

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Autumn Reflection

Autumn is almost gone The yellows still hang on Winter has shown its chilly face So as long as I feel the sun My heart will not be undone By winter’s fury   *This was taken a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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