#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.    

#CY365 Photo-Poem Series, nature

Challenges & a few PINK poems

I love challenges. I find myself eagerly jumping in to writing and art challenges of all kinds. Keeping up with them is another thing though! This year my one-little-word is FOCUS, I’m trying to put it into practice by actually imposing some focus on my life. One area of focus is to eliminate some of… Continue reading Challenges & a few PINK poems

Objects, Personal, Poetry Friday

Ghostly visible

Ghostly visible as winter’s “Fresh Blueberries” summer’s Christmas scene © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly *********** I photographed the Christmas scene above last August when we were visiting the kids up north. I wondered how many times I had passed it and not even seen it. It made me think of other things we see and… Continue reading Ghostly visible

Haiga, Haiku, Poetry Friday

Seasonal haiku

Though right now I’m giving my main attention to another writing project, daily walks still inspire haiku-length ditties. Experience the season with me… Back gangrenous snow approves bitter new day clenched in freezing’s headlock. Frigid morning—still Winter’s hit the snooze button while we watch for Spring. White quilt melted. Cover’s off for all to see… Continue reading Seasonal haiku

Haiku, nature, Poetry Friday

January Almanac

January Almanac Frosted black pavement Slush hillocks turned ice, packed snow Slippery when wet Streetlights spot diamonds Every street a booby-trap of black ice East outflow winds Harsh, strong, glittering, long freeze-drying Winter Puffy Capsize coat Icebreaker socks, Northside boots my new best friends © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) **************** Winter has… Continue reading January Almanac

Christmas, Haiku, Poetry Friday

Christmas Snapshots #haikuforhealing

Though I haven’t joined in on Poetry Friday for a couple of weeks, I’ve enjoyed reading the #haikuforhealing (Mary Lee Hahn’s idea)  that keep popping up in my Twitter feed and various blogs this December. Today I’m  bringing my little haiku side-dish to the potluck. Christmas Snapshots #haikuforhealing Road choked with cars. She signals merge—let… Continue reading Christmas Snapshots #haikuforhealing

Form poems, nature, Objects

Wild Rose Roundabout (NPM ’16-Day 29)

Wild Rose Roundabout I unfurl my face to you— now that it’s almost May. It was a juicy April with lots of wet-root days. To January and February’s sparrows and chickadees my shriveled red ancestors were food. Leaves paled and lost their grip driven crazy by November’s gales. Ripening in August heat, hard green hips… Continue reading Wild Rose Roundabout (NPM ’16-Day 29)

Ekphrastic, Poetry Friday

Reading the prints

A bit of miscellany today and a poem... Poetry Coloring Pages The adult colouring craze has come to poetry via Tweetspeak Poetry. I love coloring so  it was a natural for me to follow the links on their weekly newsletter, download the pages and have some fun. Find the collection of poetry coloring page links… Continue reading Reading the prints

nature, Tanka

Generous Winter

Spring chooses apple quince, cherry, plum trees for blooms but Winter's crystals, indiscriminate, flower any plant whose arms are raised. © 2016 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) ********** Last weekend we had a few days of gorgeous hoarfrost. This is not usual here so I was thrilled to have my camera along on Sunday… Continue reading Generous Winter

Christmas, Poetry Friday, Religious

A Chistmas Prayer

  A Christmas Prayer Bring the Christmas life into our lives. Don’t let the hustle-hurry steal our joy the cashier lineups, traffic jams annoy. Flood us with peace till Christmas day arrives. Help us to hear the words of Christmas songs and let them calm us in the busy throngs. When beggars hold out hands,… Continue reading A Chistmas Prayer