Monthly Archives: January 2018

Daily post #weekly photo challenge, #Silence


A frost-laden, still, bright morning on the high plateaus  of Exmoor when the silence is almost tangible. A moorsman’s idea of Heaven.

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 80 – Nature & Peace

Ponder the nature

of the words of the sages,

and gain inner peace

savouring each measured step

aids the pursuit  of your goal


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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 67 – Play & Guess #SynonymsOnly

As the lambs frolic

in the brightening Springtime

the old ewe looks on,

while I can only surmise

if they feel the joy they give



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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #184 Press&Touch

It says do not touch

so you know you have to press

that’s human nature

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 66: DESTINATION & GUIDE (#SynonymsOnly)

Life is a journey

the path is not always straight

often tortuous

I will surely reach my goal

if my faith is my mentor

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Thursday photo prompt – Crow #writephoto by Sue Vincent


Old black crow you sit there
high up in the tree
if only you could share with us
what your eyes and mind now see,
Would it be a litany
of straight flown paths to home
or disappearing woodland trees
and other tales of woe.
Would you ask what is the yellow sea
that you never knew before
why on each horizon appear
houses by the score.
your world and mine is changing
it can never be the same
some call it evolution
or progress to it’s shame.


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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #183 Magic&Hope

Our hope for magic

promised on the silver screen

is seldom fulfilled

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Sue Vincent’s weekly prompt #Writephoto – The secret of success


As I was cycling out of the village I couldn’t help but notice a little thatched cottage. Around the doorway and windows there bloomed a delightful rambling rose of deepest crimson. A woman was standing in the garden, a pair of secateurs gripped tightly in her right hand and she was doing battle with a large buddleia that filled one corner of her narrow strip of land.

I was astounded at the beautiful colours of the flowers that seemed to fill and cover every inch of space on both sides of the gravel path that led to the small lopsided front door. I plucked up courage and announced my presence to the lady. I complimented her on her lovely floral display and out of curiosity asked her if she had a secret to her success.

Smiling, she answered that she could only surmise that her home made fertiliser was the key. Continuing her explanation she mentioned that her husband had always tried to get a nice garden but since he had gone she had been very successful. He would never see it, though he had been a great influence. I persuaded her to tell me the secret ingredient and tapping the side of her nose, she said as if in confidence.

“Blood and bone my dear, plain old blood and bone.”


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Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge #65 # Cinquain


the spurs

goading the flanks

of the reluctant beast


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Ronovan writes #182 #Haiku

Fiery arrows
singe deep furrows in my heart
a burning passion

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