#Easter #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge ‘Treasure Hunt’

This Tanka is for Colleen Chesebro’s weekly challenge.

Photos by @LucciaGray

Long ago once more

Chocolate eggs and treasure hunts

Cast a childhood spell

Life cycles into seasons

My turn to hide sweets for you!


Would you like to take part? The rules are simple.

Use synonyms of Colleen’s two-word prompt, this week, charm and time, write blog post using one of the following poetic forms: haiku, tanka, Haibun, cinquaine or senryu.

Add a picture if you like. Pingback to Colleen’s blog post.

Thursday Photo Prompt #WritePhoto #NationalPoetryMonth ‘Shore’ #amwriting #poem ‘I am the sand’

This poem was written in response to Sue Vincent’s weekly Thursday Photo Prompt. Check out Sue’s wonderful blog for more information.


I Am The Sand

I am the sand,

Trapped in your hourglass.

Seeping smoothly down your neck.

You can tip me up or down,

Stopping the flow of my grains,

But you cannot hold time.


He is the sea,

Pushing forward mercilessly,

Like the hands on a clock,

Stopping for no one,

Caring for nothing,

Overwhelming us all.


He is persistent and I am compliant,

He’s unrelenting, while I am forgiving,

His waves are strong and tenacious,

He overpowers me with his demands,

He will flood my beaches and erode our world.

And you, you will sit and watch, helplessly.


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Another 5***** Review of All Hallows at Eyre Hall!

My third 5***** review is up on Amazon!

I’m thrilled….I feel spoilt by these wonderful and well written reviews!

Not only have the reviewers taken the time to read my novel, but they have also found the time and patience to put pen to paper and write thorough and thoughtful reviews which are invaluable to the author and helpful for other readers.


I took this picture one morning this winter, on my way to work. The air was crisp, and the moon, still visible in the cloudless morning sky, reminded me how lucky I was to be witnessing the event, and feeling inspired to take a picture and capture the moment. I coloured it and added the caption on Picasa.

“Time is the most precious gift you can give to someone,because if you give someone your time. It’s a part of your life that you will never get back.”

This quote has been attributed to various authors, among them: Gloria Tesch and Rick Warren, but I’ve heard it in many languages, many years ago, so I don’t know who said it first or where he/she came from.

In any case, I’d like to thank all the generous people, who offer other generous people their time, reading their books, writing reviews, listening to their problems, giving advice, and just ‘being available’ by offering their time to someone else, expecting nothing in exchange.

Thank you.

Please click on the book cover to read the review.