#SilentSunday ‘The Wishing Well’ #Tanka

The Wishing Well

What do you wish for?

Whisper your deepest secret,

Now go and find it!

Grasp it firmly with both hands,

Be thankful and hold on tight!

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Today I was thinking about how sometimes we wish things would happen and we think it’s enough just to wish for it, but we do nothing specific to find it or make it happen.

Perhaps taking action after making a wish will help it along!

And be careful what you wish for, be precise in your formulation and make sure it’s ‘exactly’ what you really want, because it may well happen in your very own words…

#SilentSunday ‘Don’t let anyone make you hard’ #sixwords

I was thinking about how easy it is to lose my temper, get angry, or feel upset and vulnerable. So, I was tempted to build a safety wall to protect my fragile emotional response and keep my feelings safe, but I realised I run the risk of becoming as hard as the wall I wanted to build.

I can be hard, like a wall, or soft like a tiny flower.

I can refuse to let feelings in, or perhaps a better strategy is to embrace these feelings, accept them and move on to the next, after all, they won’t last forever.

Be soft, let the feelings flow in and out. Don’t keep them in or lock them out.

Happy Sunday!

#NaPoWriMo Day 24 ‘The Meeting Place’ #poetrymonth #April #Poems #Tanka

NaPoWriMo

National Poetry Writing Month is a poetry writing challenge to write a poem a day, which takes place every year in April. Follow the link to find out more, be inspired, get daily prompts and meet other poets!

Day 24 poem, The Meeting Place,  was inspired by a bronze sculpture that stands at the south end of the upper level of St Pancras railway station in London. Designed by the British artist Paul Day and unveiled in 2007.

First photo is by EdwardX Second photo from Pixabay

The Meeting Place

Travellers rush past

Lovers trapped in timeless kiss

Train waits for no-one

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#NaPoWriMo Day 23 ‘Entwined’ #poetrymonth #April #Writephoto #Tanka

NaPoWriMo

National Poetry Writing Month is a poetry writing challenge to write a poem a day, which takes place every year in April. Follow the link to find out more, be inspired, get daily prompts and meet other poets!

For Day 23, I’m joining in with Sue Vincent’s weekly #Writephoto prompt. Writers and bloggers are invited to use the image as inspiration to post on their own blogs, poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, or whatever you choose.

Click on the banner for more information about this fun weekly writing prompt!

#writephoto

 

 

Entwined

Roots and trunks entwined,
Welcome sunlight in their midst.
Come closer, listen
To the whispering branches
And the shining of the leaves.

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#NaPoWriMo Day 22 ‘Earth Day’ #poetrymonth #April #Poems #Tanka #Haiku

NaPoWriMo

National Poetry Writing Month is a poetry writing challenge to write a poem a day, which takes place every year in April. Follow the link to find out more, be inspired, get daily prompts and meet other poets!

For Day 22, 22nd April, Earth Day, my poem is an acrostic combination of a tanka (Earth) and a haiku (Day).

Photo by Pixabay

Photo by Pixabay

Earth, precious planet,
An oasis in vast space,
Repairing man-made bruises,
Tarnished, wounded, weakened, yet
Healing heavy heart.
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I took this photo from a plane over the Canary Islands at sunset.

Dazzling skies, clean land, 
Alluring seas, lakes, oceans,
Yesterday once more.
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Few sights are more breathtaking than the view of the sky from a plane.