water lilies ~ shi rensa

Angkor Wat 2020
boldly beckoning

beguiling sweet summer blush

water lilies sway
water lilies sway 

heady from a sip of sun

beaming charmingly
beaming charmingly 

sun sends shimmering love notes

boldly beckoning


Mindfills by s.s. for

Mish at d’Verse Open Link Night

Ronovan Writes – Shi Rensa poem

Cee’s FOTD Oct 2

rain drips ~ nonet

rain dripping puddles of delusions

decidedly delight day dreams

divorcing real time dramas

and enter zany worlds

of sun kissed maybes

flitting carefree

singing loud





with longings

in deep darkness

that push forth to shine

lights glow up the present

with exits to the past closed

Let’s marry now with forever

so we can walk barefoot for free


A reverse nonetMindfills by s.s. for

Sammi Cox’s weekend writing – zany 62 words

FOWC frugal

MindLoveMisery’s Saturday mix – opposing forces- divorced and married, exit and entrance

RDP darkness

Pensitivity’s 3TC Rain drip puddle

Cee’s FOTD

soul food ~ a decima

What do you want to order in?

Oh! Soul food or nothing at all

Under what cuisine would that fall?

Just a sec…I’m introspecting

Is it Asian or Italian?

Hmm… It could be both or neither

Please dear soul…decide and order

I want to eat what my mom makes

I’ll have those awesome jammy cakes

or her quite random buddha bowl

they’ve left a footprint in my soul

That’s the food to which my soul wakes


Mindfills by s.s. for

Ronowan Writes Decima challenge – Fall in B in rhyme abbaaccddc

Neeraj’s photo challenge at MindLoveMisery

FOWC introspective

RDP footprint

Jude’s Saturday Symphony – soul food

Stay ~ a nonet

It seems as though you’re still summer

sunshining your way past the din

of Time, tattooing yourself

on my wild wanton skin

locking forever

all our whatifs

as though you

may still



Mindfills by s.s. for

Colleen’s Tanka Tuesdays ekphrastic

Laura Bloomsbury at d’Verse Poetics – 9 across for a countdown – a nonet. This is my first. Starting with the 9 syllable line… It seems as though you are still summer (W S Merwin)

FOWC din

enchanted ~ a decima

How far does optimism go?

Let’s find out…join me for the ride

coz only when you’re by my side

I see rainbows in tomorrows

ribbons of music tied with a bow

gifts of the yet undiscovered

lyrics to heydays up ahead

So string along your old guitar

Darling, let’s sing along with our

imaginings, stay enchanted…


Mindfills by s.s. for

Ronovan’s Decima prompt Ride in B abbaaccddc

Reena’s exploration challenge – How far does optimism go?

Cee’s pick me up – music is the divine way & FOTD

dVerse OLN hosted by Linda…..

kirigirisu ~ haiku

chorus from the wings


green big bug singing



serenading camouflaged

it just ain’t cricket


broadcast from bushes

nature’s night club naughtiness

now everyone knows


Mindfills by s.s. for

Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge – katydid (kirigirisu)….Thank you for the challenge. Read up on the little loud thing 🙂

#Haikai Challenge #152 (8/16/20): katydid (kirigirisu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

confused ~ a decima

I wandered in my mind today

that lost and found space within walls

where axioms touch truths for all

but realities never stay

and like friable breadcrumbs stray

in my Aquarian whimsy

and I can’t think critically

of a fathomable technique

that will tether my thoughts unique,

not split in two confusingly


Mindfills by s.s. for

Ronovan’s Decima Challengestay in A, abbaaccddc

Cee’s FOTD

MindLoveMisery’s wordle

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.

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