hatsu arashi ~ a tanka

angry winds spiral

corralling cumulous clouds

to rain down havoc

Autumn squares brawny shoulder

bracing for bitter onslaught


Colleen’s Tanka Tuesdays – circled and squared – by Jules

Frank J Tassone’s Haikai challenge #151 – first (autumn) storm – hatsu arashi

gratitude ~ a senryu

Philosophising Portugal 2019

there you are

demanding gratitude



Mindfills by s.s. for

Shweta’s six word story prompt, #6WSP – gratitude…. If I could add another six, it’s this

Cee’s Black and white challenge – sculptures and statues

Debbie’s 6WS

MLM’S Michael creating context – grim/concerning/chucklesome…In my head, the situation strangely fits all three..Hmmm

My poems salacious, moyuru and Camellia have been featured in Whispers and Echoes, a delightful online selection of out of the ordinary short writing. Please do check it out.

Please do leave your link. Would love to read you

entombed ~ tableau

you know where – 2019

You do it best when

after story ends,


you ask the full moon

to take a picture

of us together


Mindfills by s.s. for

MLM’s music challenge – Nobody does it better

MindLoveMisery’s Saturday mix – Tableau – six lines five beats

Jude’s Tales told different – Saturday Symphony – Seven wonders….a bit of back story … the emperor who built this mausoleum for his wife supposedly spent his last years in prison looking at the Taj from across the river, yearning to be with her. His unplanned tomb lies next to hers.