#SundayWalks #Haiku ‘Breathe’ #February2021

Breathe

Rosemary and Thyme,
Wet earth. Dry olive branches,
Breathe peaceful fragrance. 

February in the south of Spain has been a mixture of sun, clouds, rain and some wind, as expected. Frosty mornings, kinder midday temperatures, and long afternoons and evenings by the fireplace. Excellent weather for reading and writing!

Take care, vaccines are on their way:)

How was your first week of February?

 

#SundayWalks Last Day of #January #Haiku ‘7 things that happened in January’

Blue sky, bare branches,

Last day of January,

Why am I not sad? 

Seven things that happened in January 

Lots of things happened in January, but here are seven I’d like to share with you!  

  1. My six-month-old grandson laughed for the first time when he saw me on a phone screen!
  2. My brilliant daughter completed her Master’s Thesis.
  3. I’ve planned my blog posts for the next few months.
  4. I’ve prepared a goal journal with my goals and strategies for 2021.  
  5. My supportive and insightful editor returned my manuscript of Blood Moon at Eyre Hall. 
  6. I sent query letters, synopsis and first pages of The Ghost Wife, a contemporary romantic suspense, to four literary agents.
  7. I’ve watched the four seasons of The Last Kingdom on Netflix and started reading the books by Bernard Cornwell.

How was your January?

 

#SundayWalks ‘Even in Winter’ #Haiku #HappyNewYear

Even in winter,

Yellow daisies shine like gold,

Smiling at frail sun.

Even in winter,

Tired leaves fall from dry branches,

Shining on pavement.

Even in winter,

Vibrant green-leaved bushes hide

Red flowers gleaming.

Even in winter,

Bare trees stretch, because they know

Spring’s not far away.

Photos taken this weekend walking around Fuengirola, Malaga.

Happy winter walking!

#Writephoto ‘Too Bright’ #Haiku #Poetry

Too Bright

Bright sun conquers Earth

Devouring every pigment

Scared bluebells shiver

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This beautiful photograph reminds me of Dylan Thomas’ heartbreaking and powerful poem Sometimes the sky’s too bright.

There are times when the light is too bright and instead of showing you the way, it’s devouring everything, so you can’t see what’s hidden behind it.

Sometimes we need to wait until the sun has mellowed to see what was always there, behind the brightness.

We’re stuck in a rut. Life seems too much, but it isn’t. We often only need to stop, breathe and wait, a short time. The brightness will gradually vanish and we’ll see what’s behind the light isn’t so devastating after all.

A suggestion, while you’re waiting for the brightness to fade, write a poem, a piece of flash fiction, draw a picture, sing a song, dance, read a poem, a story, a novel, go for a walk, ride your bike, take a photo, be creative!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

This post was written in response to Sue Vincent’s weekly photo prompt

#writephoto