Category Archives: As you read it

Carpe Diem #1665 Tan Renga – “Miscanthus bud”

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

moments, like a passing breeze

served as tutor for my soul

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IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge #19

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Her arms held aloft

celebrating her breakthrough.

the glass ceiling smashed.

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Thursday photo prompt: Rooted #writephoto #Tanka

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Clad in matching tones

lovers fixed in cold embrace

their limbs entwined.

Shy beneath their parasol

whispering with the wind.

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Sammiscribbles weekend writing prompt #105 -Denial

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Sandra felt detached, as if standing looking at herself from a few feet away. Somehow surprised at her imagined facial expression, it was certainly not how she felt. Inside she was smiling. The casket stood dark and aloof, the lid balanced on end. The face inside was ashen, smooth, parchment dry. Her mother, released from life, freeing Sandra from her years of denial. She had expected more emotion, probably not sadness, a feeling more akin to relief.

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The pixie Princess

 

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O’er hill and dale, from forests green

came fairies , elves, denizens of dreams

for as was the custom in this land

a choice was made to claim the hand

in marriage, of the beautiful Trixie,

daughter of the King of the pixies

From northern lands came Knghts and Lords,

prepared to tourney with lance and sword

against magicians, heroes, clerics,

from foreign realms both Sheikhs and mystics

with gilded swords, scimitars, gifts of gold

eager to claim a prize foretold

in legends and old long-told fables

or just to dine at the sumptuous tables.

 

 

 

 

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IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge #18

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Photo Credit:  pxhere.com

life, ephemeral,

from the corner of my eye

the spectre sighted,

she drifts, part of the forest

and yet leave men’s minds doubting

 

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WHAT DO YOU SEE? MAY 7/2019

09816353-0EFB-44A6-B93A-A2166CAB9332“Oh no, not again, Mum, mum there’s something wrong with me,”

”What’s wrong Billy,” said his mother with a smile, “and why do you keep on going to that little tree and standing in front of it?”

”Well you remember when I was three, you stood me up to it and made that mark where my head was?”

”Yeeess, why, did it bother you?”

”Well you told me that that would be half my height I’d be when I grow up.”

”That’s right dear, that’s what they say. Why do you keep on checking it?”

”Well, mum, I’m getting smaller and smaller. I was a lot taller then, I’m never going to reach twice the height that mark is now.

 

 

 

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Sammiscribbles #Weekend writing prompt #104 Meander

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Across the verdant fields and petal-painted meadows the crystal water plots it’s steady course. At times snake-like, writhing as if to swallow itself, each turn and meander eroding and undermining fragile banks. Only the destructive hand of man can stop the river in her unhurried seaward progress.

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Time To Write: Sentence Starter 46

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”How did you find me?” The voice was nasal, high-pitched, whining and strangest of all, only in my mind. I had never before experienced the phenomenon commonly referred to as hearing voices. The only explanation I could tender for this occurrence was a sense of guilt and shame. The guilt I felt upon hearing my fears confirmed. I had just consumed a plate of pork chops. Chops obtained from the farm shop to which my home-reared pigs had recently been dispatched for slaughter and preparation for sale.

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MLMM’s Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 1st 2019 Labour Day

When her waters broke

after panic came relief,

soon be labour day

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