11 08, 2016

The Buried Empire

2016-08-11T15:27:19+00:00August 11th, 2016|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

The Lost Empire of The Terracotta Army Standing in silence. An emperor's empire. Cast terracotta. The haiku today was in response to the Baffled daily haiku challenge on Twitter. The challenge word is empire. I took the picture while on a business trip to China. This is an image of the unearthed Terracotta Army, [...]

8 07, 2016

Poetry Prompt: I Wrote This With You

2016-07-08T16:53:11+00:00July 8th, 2016|Last Post, Personal Poetry, Poetry, Poetry Prompts, Social Media, Twitter|

I Wrote This With You I fear my memory with be forgotten by the sunlight. I remain curious even thought we are at a stalemate. Excuse my brevity as with fun comes a soothing new thirst. Yet I fear your silence, as a fresh mind can yield faith in love. I'm not a curmudgeon [...]

10 04, 2016

Day 10: NaPoWriMo: A Broken Spine

2017-09-12T23:04:10+00:00April 10th, 2016|Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

At Nightrise Failure is Not An Option For Doctor Sleep. Today's napowrimo.net prompt for Day 10 of National Poetry Writing Month was to write a "book spine" poem. For this poem, I looked at one of my bookshelves for names of books to draw inspiration for my book spine poem. My book collection is a [...]

30 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Swing

2015-09-30T21:05:15+00:00September 30th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a cinqku poem using the word 'swing.' When I think of the word swing, I think of a monkey swinging from tree to tree underneath the canopy. Perhaps I also find myself thinking about swinging on the monkey bars or my brother pushing me on a swing while I screamed, [...]

28 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Question

2015-09-28T17:37:09+00:00September 28th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a cinqku poem using the word 'question.' What do you think of when you hear the word question? See what I did there? I asked a question about the word question. I also love to use this word to question a wide variety of things, such as life, religion and [...]

27 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Eclipse

2015-09-28T09:50:26+00:00September 27th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a Cinqku poem using the word 'eclipse.' Today also happens to mark a very special occasion where we there was a "super blood moon" with a total lunar eclipse. When I also think of the word eclipse I also thinking of surpassing someone in a particular event, whether eclipsing a [...]

26 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Star

2015-09-28T09:51:30+00:00September 26th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a Cinqku poem using the word 'star.' In life, we all like to think we can be a star: whether the star athlete, the star performer or perhaps even just a star friend. No matter what you do though, you can always shine bright light a star. Have fun with [...]

25 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Relax

2015-09-28T09:52:30+00:00September 25th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a cinqku poem using the word 'relax.' You see, in my non-poetic life I often don't take enough time to unwind and relax. But every once in a while, I can kick up my feet in front of a fireplace, grab a cup of coffee, read the newspaper and [...]

24 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Climb

2015-09-24T19:16:06+00:00September 24th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

The Cinqku Challenge for today is to write a cinqku poem using the word 'climb.' The reason why I chose the word climb is that as a kid I loved to climb trees. In my adult life, I also loved to climb the proverbial corporate ladder, always trying to learn more about my position [...]

23 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Atone

2015-09-23T19:56:24+00:00September 23rd, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

The Cinqku Challenge for today is to write a cinqku poem using the word 'atone.' The reason why I chose the word atone for today is that today also happens to be Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement. Yom Kippur is celebrated by Jews all around the word marking the 10th and final [...]

21 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Pine

2015-09-21T18:46:14+00:00September 21st, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a Cinqku poem using the word 'pine.' As yesterday's cinqku challenge was to write a cinqku using the word 'country,' today's word of the day reminds me of pining for something, whether it be the touch of my spouse or a bowl of ice cream. You see, I also love [...]

20 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Country

2015-09-21T18:47:22+00:00September 20th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to write a Cinqku poem using the word 'country.' When I think of the word country, I think of both the country that I live in, as well as living outside the city in the country. You see, although I live in the city, each day I stare out my bedroom window [...]

19 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: City

2015-09-21T18:47:57+00:00September 19th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'city.' When I think of the word city, visions of buildings and the sounds of car horns evoke great memories. I am always intrigued when exploring a new city, such as the city of Austin, Texas, which I recently traveled to in the [...]

18 09, 2015

Today’s Cinqku Challenge: Arch

2015-09-23T19:55:45+00:00September 18th, 2015|Cinqku Challenge, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

Today's Cinqku Challenge is to create a cinqku using the word 'arch.' When I think about the word arch, the first thing that comes to my mind is the beauty of the architectural designed arch. Now you question this statement by now arching your eyebrows. Have fun with this writing prompt.