Flowers on the Wall – a SOCS poem

Welcome to Stream of Consciousness Saturday where Linda has given up the prompt: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wallpaper.” Use it however you’d like. Have fun!

So I set my timer for 10 minutes and off we go (yes I did spend just a couple more minutes correcting typos).

photo courtesy of pexels

Flowers on the Wall

Counting flowers on the wallpaper
waiting for the day to pass
waiting for the moon to rise
and sleep to come at last

When I can slip away to dream world
beyond the darkened sky
as we run in misty meadows
and just watch the clouds roll by

Too soon I come back to this world
to my dark and lonely room
to this void of empty sorrow
as I shed a tear for you

Til next time ~Hang in there baby, October’s coming ~JP

Awash with Color – a SOCS poem

For Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday where our prompt is: Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wash/awash.”Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Bonus points for using both. Enjoy! Wildly appropriate considering that after 6 weeks of no rain, not a drop, we are suddenly awash in thunderstorms lol. I selected a picture, set the timer for five minutes, closed my eyes and this is what surfaced from the watery depths of my imagination. 😉

sunrise on Kauai

The sky awash with flaming hues
of a crimson dawn
coarse sand beneath my feet
as I dig my toes in
shifting my weight
and flow into yoga poses
my mind settling into
the ancient rhythms
of sand and sky and sea
tropical breeze blowing
through my hair
wash away the burdens
that were never mine to bear

Til next time ~still kinda irked about not being a mermaid ~JP

Friday Flashback – Hope and Freckles

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Wow, is it Friday again? Already? You sure? OK, OK, yeah it is. On to another Flashback Friday where Fandango invites us to share some of our older posts. I just realized that in recent years I haven’t written a lot in July. It’s a tough time of year for Spoonies who don’t tolerate heat well (like me for instance). I did come across a quadrille poem from this date 2019 that I thought you might enjoy.

Hope and Freckles

Hope flutters around
sparkles and iridescence
shining like foil confetti
blowing in the summer wind

Elusive and evasive
try catching snowflakes
on your tongue
uncatchable and unstoppable

A freckle that mars
perfect alabaster skin
difficult to see beyond
harder still to look away from

word count 44

Inspired by Fandango’s Flashback Friday and
originally written for dVerse Poets Quadrille

Til next time ~ Own the night like the fourth of July ~JP

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Be Breathed

For Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday were our prompt is:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the first 2-5 words at the top of the closest printed matter.”Open (if necessary) the closest printed matter to you. Use the first 2-5 words at the top of the page any way you’d like in your post. Have fun!

OK, hmmmm, not much around except a receipt. Ahhh, wait, from my current Breath Work Exercise flash card “Let yourself be breathed”

Reflections at Shugakuin Imperial Villa, Kyoto Japan

Be Breathed

How do you feel?
How do you deal?
Words of love go unbelieved

When right is wrong
and the tuneless song
plays on and on, unrelieved

We know the drill
let your mind go still
and let yourself be breathed

Til next time ~May your weekends be long ~JP

Friday Flashback – Sun and Moon

Sunrise Kapaa

Sun and Moon – a Quadrille

The Sun burns until rains fall
in twilight breezes’ cooling thrall

the night rolls in with silent step
stars that twinkle and brightly jest

the Moon looks on in quiet beauty
guarding night, her solemn duty

night ends, Moon subsides
once again, Sun rise

word count 44

Inspired by Fandango’s Flashback Friday and originally written on July 15, 2019 for dVerse Poets Quadrille

Til next time ~Stay Wild Moonchild ~JP

Let us amble – a SOCS micro-poem

For Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is „—amble.“ Add letters to the beginning of “-amble“ to make another word or use it as is in your post. Enjoy!

Kolob Canyon Taylor Creek Trail near Cedar City, Utah

Come my love,
let’s take a gamble
as along the path
that turns and rambles
and arm in arm
we slowly amble
until we come
across the brambles
then we shall surely
have to shamble
along

Til next time ~follow the dirt path ~JP

Through the Blades a Crimson’s Creative Challenge

For Crimson’s Creative Challenge # 189

Through the Blades

I lay on the grass
gazing up at the tress
watching as branches
danced in the breeze

I looked through the blades
and what should appear
but the small fluffy form
and a young little deer

with a turn of the head
and a blink of the eye
a small fairy approached
yellow wings on the fly

I never again knew
a vision so grand
as my tiny glimpse
at that magical land

Word count 73

Til next time ~Those who do not believe in magic will never find it~

Peace ~JP