Monthly Archives: May 2019

Thursday photo prompt #Wicker #writephoto

wicker dancers

In the field there danced three witches

no bones nor flesh just willow switches,

holding hands they whirled around

though their feet never left the ground,

while all who watched were filled with glee

laughing at their transparency

nothing to worry us here they said

one good fire and the witch is dead.

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Carpe Diem #1665 Tan Renga – “Miscanthus bud”

another year is gone
a traveler’s shade on my head,
straw sandals at my feet

moments, like a passing breeze

served as tutor for my soul

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#SoCS May 18/19 “adverb.”


SoCS badge by Pamela, at

Silently steaming,

seventeen soup-filled saucepans

slowly simmering


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IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge #19


artist unattributed

Her arms held aloft

celebrating her breakthrough.

the glass ceiling smashed.

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One for the diary coming soon. Info. from A resource of merit

The Buckingham Literary Festival


A four day Festival of authors, poets, dramatists and commentators with over 20 events all in the charming market town of Buckingham. From politics to poetry, from history to current affairs, comedy to crime – there is something for everyone.

When? June 14th – 16th, 2019

Where? The Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham, MK18 1EG

Who? 2019 – Louis de Bernieres, Elif Shafak, Luke Jennings, Conn Iggulden, Terry Waite, Nick Hewer, Harry Baker, Kathy Slack, Christopher Lee, Victoria Hislop, Adrian Wooldridge, Matthew Stadlen, Jane Wenham-Jones, Annabelle Dowler, Sunny Ormonde, Maggie Gee, Fanny Blake,Amanda Malben, Violet Moller, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Julie Summers, Omar Meziane, Charles Cumming, Gerogina Godwin, Euan Cameron, Charles Ellilngworth, Leslie Cavendish, Annabel Leventon, Alison Baverstock, Gangsta Granny, Susannah Stapleton, Castle Theatre Company.

Download the 2019 Programme (PDF 2.70MB)

Website? Tickets and further information on Buckingham Literary Festival

Twitter? @bucklitfest 


Festival Director? Christopher Woodhead.

Established? 2016





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MLMM photo challenge #263


photo – Christo Dagorov

This gives a whole new meaning to having chapped lips.


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Simply put but oh. so true.

Present Tense in Europe

When one feels good or when misunderstood
The heart cries more than the eyes ever could!

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 15th 2019, Mountain sunrise


Together we watch

sunrise over the mountain,

our world is brightened


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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #27


A silly young girl from Lynton

took a stroll across the meadow for fun

but her shorts were miniscule,

she took off her blouse to keep cool

now she has bites where she’d rather have none




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Thursday photo prompt: Rooted #writephoto #Tanka


Clad in matching tones

lovers fixed in cold embrace

their limbs entwined.

Shy beneath their parasol

whispering with the wind.

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