2020 Picoftheweek # 7 – Monochrome

2020-pic of the week

For Maria Antonia’s 2020 picoftheweek challenge # 7 — my prompt is Monochrome

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Emerging planet statue on Wellington Quay near Tepapa museum

Color my World

My world was one of dreary gray
until I found you on the quay
there with colors bright and bold
a smile that warmed away the cold
within my heart

Color my World — Chicago

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

dVerse Poetics — Constancy of Change

milky way - unsplash Jeremy Thomas
photo by Jeremy Thomas on Unsplash

Merildsmith is hosting Poetics at dVerse and bids us “I’d like you to think about impermanence, things that are transient, or things that have passed their time. If you want to stick to the seasons, nature, or the weather, that’s fine, but I’d like to challenge you to try to come up with something different or unusual.”

Constancy of Change

What do we hold on to
in a world where the only constant
is change

Words that spoke of love
passed and slipped away
with the impermanence of Spring

In a universe where
even brightest stars burn out
and skies remain empty at the loss

Who is to say what is eternal
and what is transient
hope still beats strong within my heart

For in this universe of transience
and temporal impermanence
only one thing remains sure

You and Me. Always.

The Best Thing that Ever Happened To Me ~ Gladys Knight

My Wabi Sabi Heart

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

2020 picoftheweek -Tucked Away

2020-pic of the week

For Maria Antonia’s picoftheweek 2020. I’m playing catch up again this week. Somehow I seem to keep getting distracted. OK, OK, I know, surgery, fatigue, sleep, snow, Spring ….. ahhhhhhhhhhh! My theme for this week is (was) Tucked Away. I found this sweet little fairy garden tucked away between the road and the driveway to a private home while strolling the streets in Queenstown, NZ.

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Fairy Garden near the road in Queenstown, NZ

Tucked Away

At the end of the trail
tucked away under the hill
hidden deep in the dale
there lay a tiny house
not even big enough
for the smallest mouse
out by the bushes so green
stood the smallest fairy
that has ever been seen

Fairy Night Songs

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

dVerse Quadrille – Peel Back the Layers

snakeskin-Image by sandid from Pixabay
Image by sandid from Pixabay

Mish is hosting dVerse Quadrille this week and has beckoned us with the prompt of “peel.” Late winter in the Black Hills with spring just around the corner is all about change, peeling back the layers of winter snow to catch a glimpse of the promise of warmer days to come.

Peel Back the Layers

Slither out
of yesterday’s dream
peel back the layers
and start again
like a snake whose skin
has grown too tight
peel back the layers
of the inevitable
march of time
peel back the layers
one by one
learning to walk
before we run

word count 44

Old Hippie – Bellamy Brothers

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Monday Window — Lament of a Star

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View from the passenger’s window – Kaikoura, NZ (before the quake)

For Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge. I was stargazing last night, something I like to do whenever the weather permits. Just before true dark I spied Venus continuing her path through Aries, and Rigel burning brightly at the base of Orion. Then my eyes wandered to the dimming specter of Betelgeuse the red star on Orion’s shoulder.

The rain will come, and the seeds will sprout, for the dark is the soil in which they grow, and it is the clouds above them, and it waits behind the star that gives them light. The dark’s patience is infinite. Eventually, even stars burn out.” –Matthew Stover – Revenge of the Sith

Lament of a Star

Lavender skies above me
in the window between
dusk and dark
Venus shines brightly
Rigel lovingly winks
while Betelgeuse breathes
his last

Starry, Starry Night — Don McLean

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

What Do You See – Redo – Princesses at Play

wdys 2.19.20 - more moments

OK so I don’t normally do “redos” … but I’m making an exception for the What Do You See Challenge this week. Although I needed to write “Moments for Choices” it’s tragic and well… sad. So here is a different take on What I See. You can read another short take on Mrowl in the 2/9/20 WDYS challenge.

Princesses at Play

Princess Willowhair dashed through the corridors of the castle, giggling and screeching with wild toddler delight. Behind her ran her guardian, a large cricat known as Mrowl, Princess of the Crystal Paws Clan. Cricats were a large species of feline with silky fur and crystalline eyes. Many of the cricat clans were bound to the great houses of the Davarian Empire and Queen Subilliet loved them for their sheer beauty and intelligence. She watched with amusement as her only child streaked naked through the halls. With two final great bounds, Mrowl was within distance and pounced on the little princess bringing her down on the padded carpet outside the royal nursery. Willowhair wriggled and laughed as Mrowl dragged her rough tongue across the little princess’ nose. “Gotcha!” Mrowl purred in her silky voice, gently herding the wayward princess back to her mother.

word count 142

Lavender’s Blue Dilly Dilly – Cinderella 2015

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP