Mighty Rufous – a Quadrille

hummingbird-ducken99 on pixabay
photo credit ducken99 on pixabay

I couldn’t resist a revisit to the dragon quadrille post, it’s all just so much fun, so for your consideration, another mighty tiny poem

for Quadrille Monday on dVerse Poets

Just pen us a poem of precisely 44 words, not counting the title, and using some form of the word dragon. Then drag your cursor on over to visit some of the fieriest poets on the ’net. And as the week drags on, we’re not done yet! The Quadrille prompt is up all week, and multiple posts (perhaps two-headed beasties?) are welcome. And hey, drop us a hello in the comments below. Maybe let me know who’s your favorite dragon? (Game of Thrones? Tolkien? Rowling? Or maybe Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon?)

Mighty Rufous

a tiny scarlet hummingbird
as fierce as any dragon
drinking sweet nectar
from a trumpet flower flagon
it flitters to and fro
wings just a blur to see
passing beauty, fragile joy
a dream of what might be
for all who would fly free

word count 44

Inspired by a Rufous hummingbird

Til next time ~Peace JPP

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Frozen – a ekphrastic poem

dverse poetry 5.22.19
art work by mary frances

Frozen

Dull grey, chilled ground
decay halts in frozen moments
Mother Earth slumbers
in her cocoon of
leaves made brittle with frost
colors retreat from the cold
still the Mother waits,
with endless patience
for the sun’s return
when the world thaws,
colors flow back to the land
and the dreamer awakens

for dVerse Poets pub

til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Spoonie Sunday – Life Tools – Escapist Coloring

3.23.19 spoon sun 1 (2)

I’m spending some time examining the concept of a life tool box, as outlined by Chris of Cee-chris.com 

This week has been a bit “off” for me. I had minor surgery and, while certainly not serious, required general anesthesia which is always hard on my system. I’m recovering just fine thanks, so this week has been a lot about ‘taking it easy’. Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – Life Tools – Escapist Coloring”

Balloons

2.28.19 Balloons

Escapist Coloring Challenge – February’s gone, March on the way!

Here is my COMPLETED February project! Yeah me, I have completed two coloring pictures, on schedule. I really am so very grateful to Lindaghill.com for this great challenge. It’s so easy in the business of life to forget to take a few minutes, put on some fab music, and just chill. Having a deadline keeps me accountable and has really helped my “mindful coloring” meditation. I just let my mind go blank and focus on the colors and the page. So thanks to all of my fellow colorers and, if you haven’t taken up this challenge yet, come on and join in this ever so serene activity. Without further gilding of the lily, voila, I call it “balloons.”

Til next time ~Peace ~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

 

Spiced Creativity

coffee - Jason Wong on Unsplash

Spiced Creativity

I miss the catchy projects you made
like spiced creativity
you’ve had enough good stays
and last chance getaways
don’t stop today’s fun

So for today’s Found Poetry February, I’ve taken a snapshot of my inbox. I picked out a few words, and then strung them together in a little poem. Fun huh!?

Inbox poetry

creativity catchy projects like you made indian spiced stop when you’ve had enough spring break getaways goods stays last chance today only don’t miss out again fun food challenge free new photos

A little extra spice, because it’s snowy and cold in my little corner of the world.

Cinnamon Spice Cocoa

INGREDIENTS
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups milk (1 qt.)
1/3 cup water hot
1/2 cup sugar
Dash salt
1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
DIRECTIONS
Mix sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 2 minutes.
Add milk; stir and heat until hot. Do Not Boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with whisk until foamy. About six 6-ounce servings.
Note: Recipe may be doubled.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP