Monday, May 31, 2010

Rain Dance

Hi bloggers,
Today is another edition of Thursday Tales. The amazing photo above is by Spider13Bug.

Nina was surprised how dark and gray the skies became. She had just begun her long walk from school. Her book bag hung heavily from her shoulders. There was much to do, she thought and she barely had time to brace for the rain. The skies opened up and rain fell hard against her back. The rain soaked her shirt and pleated skirt. Heat rose from her chest and she was blowing hot smoke. She was annoyed by the downpour and cursed beneath her breath. Nina slipped on the muddy road and crashed to the ground. Tears welled up in her eyes, but she heard the cackle of rain in the wind. Raindrops rippled along her cheeks and she laughed. Nina stood and twirled in place. She opened her tongue and tasted the sky against her lips. Her arms flew up like the wings of a bird. Nina discovered her own rain dance.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Prayers (Pantoum)

Teach me to walk in darkness
Strengthen me when I am weak
Shower love upon me in the morning
May my words be soft and meek

Strengthen me when I am weak
Embrace me when I am lonely
May my words be soft and meek
Renew my life with purpose and glory

Embrace me when I am lonely
May my days be filled with merriment
Renew my life with purpose and glory
Teach me to reach towards the heavens

May my days be filled with merriment
Sweeten my life with your presence
Teach me to reach towards the heavens
Bring the joys of the past to my remembrance

Sweeten my life with your presence
Shower love upon me in the morning
Bring the joys of the past to my remembrance
Teach me to walk in darkness

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Floating (O.S.I)

Born to float downstream
Baby birthed in blue
Breathing in beautiful morning
Eyes drifting in the heavens above

Years skipping out like rocks
Born to float downstream
Young arms swim in love
Satisfied by the fragrant breeze

Body submerged in water
Spirit slowly drifts away
Born to float downstream
To a glorious eternity

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Four Seasons

Blue winter's face
Icicles hanging like jewels
White clouds her raiment
Arctic air her perfume

Spring, she's turning green
Buds sprouting in her hair
Thick braids grow like trees
She's dressed in butterfly wings

Summer sun
Her face is red as love
She's bathed in barbecue and sweetened tea
Her summer dress blows hot in the breeze

Fall's camouflage
She sleeps beneath orange and brown leaves
Crisp, autumn air is intoxicating
She's lived the four seasons

Monday, May 24, 2010


Hi bloggers,

Here is another edition of Thursday Tales. The beautiful photo above is by Katja Faith.

She had fallen into one of her great revelries. She tried to hide herself from her darkest thoughts. The night was black and starless. The air was desolate and hot. She was trapped in a haunting world and balled herself up in a cocoon. Tears streamed down her cheeks like rain, and her hair fluttered like a raven.

When she closed her eyes, she saw a painted doll. Her lips grew like a soft, red rose. Her arms were the color of striped candy cane and polka-dotted like a ladybug. Her hair was long and velvet, and a red ribbon danced towards her. She saw a twinkle from her ruby, red shoes. She thought of Dorothy. She thought of home. A light flickered in the horizon. A soft, yellow breeze kissed her cheeks.

When she woke up, she was greeted by the breath of the hot sun. Summer swirled and buzzed about her. Her eyes observed the clear, blue skies. She puffed out her cheeks like the clouds and exhaled. The dark world of her nightmare vanished.

The young doll of her dreams laid beside her. She was red and white, polka-dotted and striped. Loneliness melted in the doll’s soft, brown eyes. She laughed, kissed her, and called her Ruby.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pac-Mania & More

Hi bloggers,
If you have not done so, please check out Google's homepage. It features the 30th Anniversary of PacMan and you can play also. Very cute tribute. It's only for Friday so check it out tonight!!

Here's a poem for this Friday.

Peach fuzz sunrise
Eluding our childlike eyes
Head start, your legs defy gravity
Long and tall like cousin Destiny
The sun may be a million miles away
But our spirits love the chase

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wild West (Acrostic Only)

Whipping wind, cowboys rise
Into the wild yonder
Liquor and pistols cocked
Driving horses into midnight

Women are sweet dreams
Enjoying the hot breeze
Saddles soaked in sweat
Touring the wild west

Posted for: Acrostic Only

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Trembling (O.S.I.)

Hi bloggers,

This week's O.S.I. prompt is trembling.

Blowing in from the wind, cool sway
While darkness sweats long into night
She wakes while the moon softly plays
Her nightgown blows and meekly sways
Dreams alive in the stars above
Sweetened galaxies swim in light
His shadow rises, body sways
Trembling, their lips kiss velvet night

Sunday, May 16, 2010


This poem is written in loop form.

She bowed in solemn prayer
Prayer to quell the storm inside
Inside her heart sought light
Light to illuminate the night

She resolved to eye the storm
Storm grew in height and strength
Strength flickered inside her spirit
Spirit racing with hope and love

She had a cry and fight
Fight the fearless night
Night threatens her, but she is fearless
Fearless spirit is victorious

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sky Watch: Canopy

Patches of gray thrill
Woven on God’s blue blanket
Great wide canopy

Happy Sky Watch To All!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lost Youth

Hi bloggers,

Here is a story for Thursday's Tales. They have already posted a new tale for this week, but I was inspired to write about the photo above. The artwork is by IzNoGood.

Lauren had taken an unusual route through the forest. Her feet were guided by an invisible compass. Her mind was swimming with the events of that afternoon. She had pressing deadlines at her job and not much time to sit and think. Yet, the open air called her. The sky swirled and seemed vast. There was a message from the universe, she thought. Life was more than meetings and emails.

Lauren gasped when she spotted a young girl in the woods. The girl stood still without emotion. She looked quite old fashioned in a frilly dress. Her long curls and skin were deprived of sunlight. The brim of her hat hung low and swallowed her face.

The girl didn't flinch, and Lauren perceived she was carved in stone. Suddenly, she heard the cry of the girl. Lauren inched closer towards her.

"Are you lost little girl," Lauren asked her. At first, the girl didn't answer but lifted her head. Her face was almost gray, but her eyes were bluer than the sky.

"You've only noticed me today," the child answered. "But I have chased you my whole life. Won't you come and play?" Lauren was confused by the child's response. She couldn't possibly know her.

"I'm sorry but I don't believe we've met," Lauren began. "I have so much to do today. Come back with me and I'll phone your parents." The girl shrank from her like a shadow. Her blue eyes grew dim like night.

"I wish you could remember," the girl sobbed. She started to run like the wind and vanished beyond the trees. Only her hat remained and laid softly on the earth.

Puzzled, Lauren lifted her hat off the ground. She soon forgot the encounter and returned to her world of work and deadlines. She did not recognize the girl of her youth but noticed a shadow growing in her place.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Blue's Pie (Short Story)

He made a habit of taking the long way home, though his knees ached and legs dropped like weights. He was addicted to the smell of Ms. Blue's pies wafting from a kitchen window. His tongue turned over her rich, brown crust. His glasses fogged heavily in her baking scent. Sometimes, he caught her dancing in a tight apron. Her curves were on full display. She was hot and juicy like a berry. Alas, he shook himself from the daydream and stole her pie from the windowsill.

Ms. Blue didn't mind her pie thief. She enjoyed his company however brief and discreet. She could hear his heavy, work boots trample her garden. She flew like a bird eluding her captor and watched his old, withered hands tiptoe on her window. Moments later, she heard a faint whistle. She fancied he was satisfied and resumed her post in the kitchen.

One day, she danced by the window and caught his glance.

"Come in," she said at last. New love was baking in the oven. Their hearts were glazed and hot like crust.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers on this special occasion. This poem is written in a poetic style called the Ottava Rima.

Gentle hands of mother guides her young in dawn
Aspiring wings of young seek her loving arms
Sprinting in the summer fields of luscious lawns
Her wings protect when the storm claws and swarms
Like a deer lighting the path for her fawn
Mother possesses a twinkle and a charm
Life is filled with lessons to love and pray
May the joy of motherhood be full this day

Friday, May 7, 2010

Dancing (Acrostic)

Hi bloggers,

Here's an acrostic celebrating dance:

Dressed in black lace
Accentuate long, limber legs
Notes rising in toes
Coiling in musical notes
Inch towards partner’s gaze
Nights filled with dance
Grooving to the beat

Posted for: Acrostic Only

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sky Watch: The Moon

Last week, I spotted the moon in broad daylight. Quite a lovely find.

Moon in blue daylight
Gazing down as we pass by
A smile parting, saying hi

Pearly white reclines
Diamond cookie for my eyes
Balloon like drifting in skies

You can view more lovely skies at:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Enigma (O.S.I.)

She watched him
His eyes dark
His collar turned up
The white in his eyes
A brilliant moon
The shadow
Of his breath

Drifting near her lips
Husband she asked
But he turned away
His eyes drowning
In water
He shifted in darkness
Face turning, quiet
Smiling with a kiss
She watched him
An enigma

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Angel's Seat

Hi bloggers,

Here is another story for Thursday's Tales. The accompanying photo was provided by PORG.

His soul drifted to an invisible seat. The east winds swirled about him. His eyes wandered west towards the future. An angel beat her wings against his back. Her feathers were silver tipped and dipped in sunlight. She was adorned in a white dress and a crown of white roses.

“Choose the path you seek,” she commanded. The earth grew still until he heard the faint beating of his heart. Sweat dropped from his brow like rain. He agonized over returning to his lost past. But he desired to know his future.

“I chose my future,” he answered.

“Follow me,” she sang and her wings expanded in the wind. An ethereal light fell upon her brow. He caught the scent of her hair wafting. He sunk in the chair, and the fragrant garden parted. He woke from his revelry. The angel was gone.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May (Haiku)

May wakes with a laugh
Her hair sweet like sunshine wafts
Breeze blowing summer