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

conjure ~ a tanka

uncoloured futures

look fast forward in fantacy

painting rosy worlds

earth and sky draw with crayons

conjuring beyond rainbows


Mindfills by s.s. for

Reena’s exploration challenge – colourless

Sue Vincent’s writephoto – fantacy

Lillian at d’Verse who says The challenge is to accept change.

and quoted …Become a Possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities – always see them for they’re always there. (Norman Vincent Peale)

Once upon

Once upon a monastery

the glorious evening gong rang

delighting butter lamps that sang

hymns hallowed in earth’s memory

of those gentle souls soaring free

letting go bitter contentions

that occupy man’s emotions

obsessed with the ultimate prize

an elixir to eulogise

~ a bridge across human heavens


Mindfills by s.s. for

JibberJabber Sue’s – memories

Ronovan writes Decima challenge – Prize in D. abbaaccddc

FOWC contentious

Pensitivity Three things challenge – occupy bitter bridge

Norm’s Thursday doors – Aug 6 – The monastery door picture was taken in Leh, India 2017

would you read me

If I’m writing from a cell

counting bars that’s not music

and I’m in for my human failings

Would you read me

If my life is rife with strife

as a wife with a tongue like a knife

Out of gendered kindness

Would you read me

If I can cajole you

with my Janus-faced act

as a smooth operator in fact

Would you read me

If it makes you happy

when words conjure worlds

with whos and whys and what ifs

Would you read me?


Mindfills by s.s. for

Thesaurus game Foible (picked synonym Failings because its a word that is gentle, human, and deceptively excuseable)

Thesaurus game – duplicitous (picked synonym Janus-faced umm..because it didn’t come up as a synonym 😉

Cee’s FOTD & pick-me-up if it makes you happy

MindLoveMisery’s – Sade – smooth operator

MindLoveMisery’s rhymetime – life wife strife knife rife

FOWC cajole

JibberJabber’s kindness