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Getting lost is not a waste of time

  • Luck ~ free verse

    Luck is all I have
    Plucked it off the air
    All I have is now
    Calling me to fight
    Is my heart too loud
    Bliss calls me a fool
    Rules fall for the muse
    Cruel wars lose to light
    Right sides with my truth
    Bright days fill with luck



  • Time ~

    Time doesn't let us stay in one place
    or be the same person
    Destiny, like a whirlwind on a first date
    spins all the wheels, all at once
    Life has a strange permanent smirk
    watching the evanescence of it all
    Born to ride whimsical tides
    I learn, letter by letter, to hold on tight

  • midnight ~ senryu

    midnight-blue charcoal
    meandering lovingly
    ~ sketch-book overwhelmed

    Mindfills for Shweta’s WSP ~ love; kigo ~ charcoal (sumiall winter).

  • I woke up a ghost ~ free verse

    I woke up a ghost
    found myself floundering
    'tween two realms,
    both nebulous and nonsensical,
    splitting my twin self,
    splicing my consciousness,
    as I floated in momentous bliss
    into what happened next

    Mindfills for Eugi’s Moonwashed Musings ~ nonsensical; FOWC ~ flounder ; Sammi Cox’s weekend writing prompt ~ momentous in 32 words; Linda Hill’s SOCS twin & tween

  • Keep voice soft~MTB

    Keep voice soft as nectar please
    Like springtime soap bubbles
    What’s happening to me?
    When wild wind murmurs her name
    Chanting night’s soothing symphony
    Finger painting dreams
    Calling it wisdom
    Churning out new days
    As indeed I indulge, concede, and say Yes!
    Home is close
    There’s no tomorrow
    And it’s not midnight…yet

    Mindfills for dVerse MTB ~ in the end is my beginning hosted by Laura. The writing challenge is to use the last lines of our poems (at least 12) to make this one. I absolutely enjoyed writing this one! Click on each line to read the poem it ended.

  • Creativity Forms Verses ~ Atoz

    David  of The Skeptic’s Kaddish and Sangeetha of Mindfills began a fun poetry partnership in April. We celebrated writing together a 100 verse renga The Hyakuin, Ripples.  And within days, decided we would absolutely love to continue our writing collaboration and celebrate what has grown to be a warm friendship with new poetry projects.

    We decided to explore poetry forms. A to Z. Each week one of us chooses a poetry form the other responds to. We completed our first series Form verses creativity in June ’22. We knew we’re on to something. So we wrote the next set of poetry forms A to Z ~ Creativity Verses Form. Here, we added a little twist for version2.0, with a key word starting with the same letter.

    And now, and in December ’22, we’re onto our fourth collaborative writing project ~ Creativity Forms Verses. To form verses, we turned to creativity, inventing new poetry forms, A through to Z.

    For ‘A’, David created the ‘Atoz’ form.

    A: Atoz
    David’s Atoz
    After Breakfast, I Call to my Daughter:
    TimE's Flying! We've Got to get going now!
    SHe resIsts my firm nudging JoKingly:
    Let's Make browNies Or Pecan pie instead!
    Quite the cleveR little raScal, this girl...
    I'm quiTe AmUsed but also rather Vexed;
    She Won't outfoX me this time- Not again!
    Irked, I saY: you know Zebra cake's my fave!
    Sangeetha’s Atoz
    At aBout 9, my daughter CalleD
    "Ma, your poEms are oF course alriGht
    But tHe sIte needs a reJig y'Know
    Let Me desigN yOur 'Mindfills' Page;
    QuiRk it up a bit; Shift this to there;
    Tweak the font, Up the Volume!"
    This Wizard of mine used her eXpertise
    And deftlY jaZzed up this very site.

    • One stanza of 8 lines;
    • No word count; no syllable count; no required rhyme or rhythm;
    • Each line must include certain letters of the alphabet in a certain order, as follows:
      1. A, B, C, D,
      2. E, F, G,
      3. H, I, J, K,
      4. L, M, N, O, P,
      5. Q, R, S,
      6. T, U, V,
      7. W, X,
      8. Y, Z
    • These letters can be put anywhere in any word in their lines. They need not be the first letters of their words; and any word may contain more than one letter, as long as they remain in order;
    • The required letters must all be CAPITALIZED and bolded, regardless of where they fall;
    • All required letters must be in order in each line.
      • For example, if the first word in the first line is “bang”, only the “A” in “bang” would count for that line because the “B” must occur after the “A”.
      • On the other hand, if the first word in the first line is “about”, both the “A” and the “B” would count towards the requirements of the “Atoz” – because they are in the correct order.

    Read all in our series. We would be absolutely delighted if you write an Atoz 🙂 Do share.

    A ~ Atoz

  • November ~ Tanka

    November bonfire
    dancing with withering winds
    in full costume
    slashes of flaming crimson
    chant night's soothing symphony

    Mindfills for dVerse ~ ekphrastic poetry hosted by Merril. Kigo ~ withering wind (kogarashiearly winter),bonfire (takibiall winter).

  • candy ~ a quadrille

    Candy floss clouds
    trail sirens of sunset
    in foolish hope
    of a maybe

    Twilight rains
    icy blue frost
    dressed up
    in sparkles

    Window pane shivers
    impatiently waiting
    for your silk voice
    to melt the cold

    I wait for you
    my winter-cozy;
    Come home to soup
    Yours, warmly

    Mindfills for dVerse quadrille (a poem of 44 words) ~ warmly;

  • You ~ free verse

    You have been warned
    You'll be hypnotized
    I will count to three
    Be still as a tree
    Your breath steady
    Your eyes heavy
    Fingers fuzzy
    Asleep already
    Top of your head tingles
    raining gentle tendrils
    of mother's kindness
    of nature's mildness
    Your shoulders are lighter
    Your lips turn the corner
    And you are free
    To just be
    Whenever you please
    Listen to this peace
    Make every battle end
    Make silence your revenge

    Mindfills for Sammi Cox’s weekend writing prompt ~ revenge in 72 words; Sadje’s wdys

  • sea shells ~ free verse

    sea shells beached on white sands

    in blissful after-life

    curves, curls, runes

    quiet in respite

    quiet in remembrance

    of an epic

    of earth's music

    of stories swum through with the one other

    of what we, even in our infinite


    can only call fantasy

    Mindfills for dVerse OLN