art, Poems by others, Poetry, Religious, wall art

A Lent Conversation – Week 2

This is the second instalment of a Lenten conversation between Laurel Archer, my poet friend, and me providing some art. This week I sent Laurel a painting as a prompt. She responded with a poem. The Hellebore plant was new to me when I moved to the coast (we didn’t have it in Saskatchewan, at… Continue reading A Lent Conversation – Week 2

#CY365 Photo-Poem Series, nature, senryu

Pine boughs…

  Pine boughs mittened, each finger cuddled in quilted fleece. © 2018 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) This morning we awoke to a winter wonderland! The Capture Your 365 prompt today was “Prompt Free.” How convenient-- a perfect invite to capture the snow on a crystalline morning.    

light, Objects

Texture poem

Texture Poem CORduROYcorDUroyCORduROY WHICKwhackWHICKwhackWHICKwhack taDAtaDAtaDAtaDAtaDAtaDAtaDA warmCOLDwarmCOLDwarmCOLDwarm HAPPYsadHAPPYsadHAPPYsadHAPPYsad SUNmonTUEwedTHUfriSATsunMONtue... janFEBmarAPRmayJUNjulAUGsepOCTnovDEC © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) *************** Prompt - Inspiration Write a poem that highlights (puts in relief like braille) a particular texture: gritty or smooth, rubbery or sharp, slimy or dry. Do whatever you can with language and imagery to achieve this sensory… Continue reading Texture poem

Kids, People, Personal, Poetry Friday

Thirteenth Summer

Thirteenth Summer It wasn’t that I could not get up the nerve to water-ski or that I hated myself in a bathing suit It was bare feet of tanned twins next to mine in that Waskesiu boat smoothly brown as Indian princesses nails polished the pink of shells beside my pasty sandaled peasants that made… Continue reading Thirteenth Summer

Objects, Personal, Poetry Friday


Happy eve of New Year’s Eve! Everywhere I tune in these days I hear people talking about what a terrible year 2016 has been and good riddance to it. I don’t feel that way at all. For me 2016 has been a wonderful year. Hubby and I are still living together in peace, we visited… Continue reading 7


When life hands you a lemon

When life hands you a lemon You are not holding a mistake reject, or serene yellow egg but a blonde grenade that explodes puckering sour all through your mouth acid that pales pear, apple and peach squeeze that brings to attention potato, souvlaki, calamari. Its zesty shrapnel trademarks loaf and pie, square, drop and tart.… Continue reading When life hands you a lemon

Form poems, Shadorma


Pose Frozen in precarious leap balanced on chair-leg tilt— push that chair! Engineer a Photoshop escape. ******************** Yesterday's prompt at Poetic Asides was an ekphrastic poem, based on a photo. We were given four photo choices on the site, or invited to use our own. The shadorma, above, is based on one of the suggested… Continue reading Pose

People, Poetry Friday, Religious


TABITHA While others haggled over meat and fish I caressed bolts of nubby linen examined weave of wool marveled at the rich lightness of silk. When I became disciple love of finery and fabric was all I had to give the Risen Wearer of the unseamed cloak. Then I forsook my search for that embroidered… Continue reading Tabitha