Posted in Tanka

Contentment

Rose in bloom

Without any care,

No matter world circumstances,

The rose still blooms

Oh that I should be as trusting

To do the same as it does

Tanka

Posted in Haiku

Comfort and Joy

HOPE brick, tiny yellow flower
HOPE brick at https://www.instagram.com/macinspcrnr

A bit of comfort

Springing up in time of need

Tiny flower of hope

Haiku

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;

Man never Is, but always To be blest.

The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home,

Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

—Alexander Pope, “An Essay on Man”

Today as I went out to visit my “Inspiration Rock Corner” to place a few new rocks I had painted, I happened to notice a tiny yellow flower blooming right next to the HOPE brick I had painted.

It seemed to match the little yellow flowers I had painted on the brick and I thought it not to be a co-incidence that the tiny flower had chosen that exact spot of all others in the yard to appear in bloom.

Plant seeds of hope in your heart. Give them plenty of love and attention. Then watch as your beautiful dreams bloom” – Amy Atherton …

Posted in Double Butterfly Cinquain

Never Give up

Large rock, dandelions

Are you

Facing a rock

Being seen as unwanted

Seeing your chance for wishes

Cut down

Before

They had the opportunity to

Become airbourne

Never give up

Stand firm

Dig in

Let your faith grow

Deep, be tenacious, for

Someday, someone will stop

Admire

And see

Your beauty and your true worth

For we all have a purpose

That’s waiting to be

Fulfilled

Double Butterfly Cinquain

Today as I was out walking I stopped near this big rock where I saw two dandelions blooming and one that had gone to seed lying down on the ground as if crushed, probably by the landscapers mower hitting it.

It intrigued me enough to snap a picture and also was inspiration for this poem.

Posted in June 2019, Syllabic Verse

Buttercup Blessings

Buttercup in bloom

You matter

So bloom

Wherever

Whenever

You can

Alone?

So what!

Someone

Will notice

Your smile

Perhaps

You will

Cheer them

Along

Their way

Syllabic Verse

Yesterday on my walk I was tired from the uphill climb to get to the grocery store and then on my way back I was burdened down with the two heavy bags I was carrying.

I stopped to rest on a bench and happened to notice a solitary Buttercup blooming. The little waxy bright yellow flower brought a smile to my face as it looked so cheerful. Even though it was not very big, nor in a prominent place, it still bloomed and in doing so made a difference in my life that day.

Remember—You Matter—wherever you are, bloom where you are planted, and you will make someone’s day better.

Posted in June 2019, Tanka

Don’t Just Survive—Thrive!

Orange Poppy plant in bloom

Don’t just be content

To bloom where you’re planted

Thrive! Flourish! Rise!

Always be seeking to grow

Expand your territory

Tanka

My little orange poppy plant is so amazing. This is the third time it’s bloomed this Spring. Every time I think it’s done, it surprises me with more blooms! It’s a Thriver!