In the Garden of the Poet

Charmed Chaos

Time falls away in the garden of the poet
as each coming season ebbs and flows,
movements based on each new flower
there is a time to plant and a time to sow.

In spring, the garden sings with a vibrant hum
hordes of honey bees linger on every succulent flower
napping in their fragrant colorful petals,
watching the vibrant changes with the setting sun
as each beautiful bud seems to bloom by the hour

In summer, there is the low hum of emerging cicadas
singing in the trees to starlings gathering at the baths,
blissfully passing the lazy time soaking their wings
while fresh green sprouting in the garden slows,
because the scorching sun burns tender growth

In autumn, once more the robust garden thrives
grateful to have made it through summer alive
lemons are getting fat with juice but still tinged green
waiting for the perfect day…

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Transported – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


Passage – RDP Tuesday




He often sought the solace of the hallway,
to capture views and hold them
ever dreaming escapes
touching the light on the
gleaming window frames
then travelling to worlds yet to be discovered,
one day he was so utterly transported
he was unaware of the passage of time,
and he wakened in a cloister,
the air was welcoming and he
determined to stay as long as possible
feeling drawn to the stillness
and the faint sounds of
plainsong that washed over him,
he’d never known such peace.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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Embracing Fundamentals to Master Your Craft – Daily Quote 

Jo Hawk


After a hiatus, I have restarted my yoga discipline. In the past, I had progressed to headstands, handstands, bow, and pigeon poses. I didn’t expect my practice relaunch to start at that level. I began with breathwork and basics asanas. From experience, I know I need to come to the mat embracing a beginner’s attitude, concentrating on breathing, listening to my body and using proper form. By focusing on tiny improvements, I trust I will make progress.

My yoga routine reminds me success lives in the details. To succeed, I must focus on fundamentals. They feel trivial, boring and unimportant. If you want to be a master in your field just getting things accomplished won’t get you there unless you are mastering essential procedures. The key is being disciplined and submitting to the promise of growth.

As a writer, I am constantly working on my craft. I realized I should emulate the same…

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I Write Her Weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge #29

I Write Her

55467780_2259244927632449_1641194264652152832_nKeith Alexander

Welcome back to my weekly challenge. It’s time to get your creative juices on again!
So tell me, how would you interpret this image above?


PLEASE follow them! I’d hate to not see your piece(s) represented in the recap the following week! Confused? Any questions – email me at   

For more detailed information, read about this challenge here.

  • Create a standard three line, 5/7/5 syllable count haiku/senryu
  • Deadline to submit for this week’s challenge will be 11:59pm 7/27/19
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link your piece to this “IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge” on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Above all else, have fun and be creative with this! 🙂

Here’s the recap of epic musical proportions submitted last week.
Left me feeling on a high note!! *Pun intended 😉


Susan Zutautas – Keys – Susan’s Place


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