Wednesday, February 22, 2023


this day of ashes
a smudged cross on our foreheads
we seek renewal

purify our hearts
through reconciliation
this Lenten season

One of Teach Write's writing prompts for this month was ashes. Today I write a double haiku as I begin this Lenten season.

Saturday, February 11, 2023


the scent of rain
mingles in the air,
mixed with the secrets,
the darkness
I want to leave behind.

beckons me to come
to not be afraid
of its cleansing,
its healing power.

I breathe deeply
and cry out,
"Wait for me."

Spring Invitation

the daffodils push
their green-tipped hats through the snow
tomorrow's sun-soaked welcome
invitation accepted

I have been trying to write on a more regular basis, and I am using Teach Write's daily word prompts for inspiration. I have taken the prompts and created a bingo board, trying to make my way to a five in a row bingo (or two!).

Today's word was anticipation although I altered it to anticipating and wrote a tanka, or a five-lined poem with a syllable count of 5-7-5-7-7.