Picoftheweek 2020 # 10 — Weathered

2020-pic of the week

For Maria Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek challenge my chosen prompt for this week is “weathered”

3.19.20 weathered

“Blue rain from a clear sky,
our world a cube of sunlight —
but to the south
the violet admonition
of thunder”

About the picture: a beautiful bit of poetry found on the underside of the pier on Wellington, NZ quay has weathered the test of time while it speaks to the heart and brings a bit of beauty and reverence to my walk along the sea. A bit of “senseless beauty” of which I am in sore need right now.  The pilings were covered with starfish and mussels and all manner of sea life.  🙂

Under the Sea — from The Little Mermaid (Disney)

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

The Future – Found Poetry


Drifting paper thin
scream no one to hear
spark the night fire
baby burst, don’t feel
replace the future hurricane
rainbow doors are closed
leave ’em brighter through the fire

Found Poetry from the song Firework

To see the whole found poetry post Future

For Open Link Night at dverse poets

Til next time ~Own the Night ~JPP

Brighter Passion

2.28.19 brighter passion

Imagine Happy
explore your
brighter passion
you are
welcome here

Final Found Poetry February. Wow I can’t believe it’s the last day of February already. This last piece is an example of “cut out” poetry. I have a real love of words, different fonts, colors and meanings. So whenever I come across a word in a magazine or an ad or whatever, I cut it out. Then I put them together to form tiny little poems. This one is on a coloring page I did for Escapists Coloring Challenge. Mindful coloring is a lovely, serene activity and frankly, I need to do more of it. Check out the challenge and grab some crayons and join us.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP


The Fact of Use

the fact of use

The Fact of Use

Work, find position
listen to the fact of use
my ability low down
I do not believe

For today’s Found Poetry February, I have created a doditsu from song lyrics. Doditsu is a Japanese poetry form of four lines, syllable structure 7,7,7,5.

The source:  Working at the Car Wash Blues by Jim Croce


Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

The Lively Way of Lovers

tea - pixabay
Photo credit Pixabay

The Lively Way of Lovers

who has lived the most
not with years but
rich with experience
like rich floral wind
and smooth grass
rejoice with the
lively way of lovers

For today’s Found Poetry February I have excerpted text from a box of tea –

“the person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences”

“lovers of vanilla, rejoice. We’ve added the creamy flavor of rich vanilla to our original Sleepytime blend of floral chamomile cool spearmint and lively lemongrass. It’s a smooth and satisfying way to wind down your day with this beloved herbal tea”

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

The Violet Admonition of Thunder

2.22.19 FPF

I’ve always said that there is poetry to be found everywhere. You just have to look for it, in your inbox, on the refrigerator, or sometimes hanging from the underside of a dock. And sometimes, it’s perfect just the way it is. So for the 22nd Found Poetry February, this beauty.

Blue rain from a clear sky.
Our world a cube of sunlight –
but to the South
the violet admonition
of thunder.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Concrete Design

2.21.19 FPF

Concrete Design

The aged white settler
skin dyed rough brown
surviving on earliest farmland
produced his great masterpiece
with ancestral fascination
but today concrete design
built occupation’s cold future

For Found Poetry February day 21, a little poem from a magnetic word board found at the Wellington Museum. The museum is a delightful little trip through space and time. Click here to find out more.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP