Blossom Blooms Again

I love this time of year when blossom can be seen everywhere about my local town. I can’t help but think of lines for poems when I see it. Once again it’s inspired a Haiku and I hope you enjoy it. Just above our heads Is a bounty of beauty, Lift your gaze and see.

I Want to Love

Over a year since the break-up of my marriage, I am content in my own company and my happiness is no longer dependent on being connected with another.  This does not mean I do not want another relationship but simply I do not ‘need’ it to feel fulfilled.However, I cannot deny there are walls inContinue reading “I Want to Love”

Autumn Leaves

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I find Autumn very inspiring. There are so many changes around us and so much to see. Knowing that the trees would be turning, I took my camera and headed to a nearby park to take some Autumnal snapshots. The following Tanka was inspired by the sights andContinue reading “Autumn Leaves”

Berries Bursting Red

I always find Autumn (or Fall) a most inspiring time in Scotland. The colours of leaves on trees and berries on bushes. The lighting come dusk on a dry day with pinks, oranges, purples and blues in the sky. Even the cloudy days with smeary rain and droplets making ripples in the puddles. It wouldContinue reading “Berries Bursting Red”

Tanka

Some of my favourite poetry forms are Haiku and Tanka. I think this is because the constraints placed on the form, holding to the syllable pattern 5/7/5 or 5/7/5/7/7 respectively, means you have to concise when conveying your message. For me, this is an enjoyable creative puzzle that gets the brain really working. Questing throughContinue reading “Tanka”