“Risen from Ruins” was the title of the national anthem of the former German Democratic Republic which ceased to exist 30 years ago. Blimey, is it really that long ago. I can’t believe it. And I also can’t believe what Europe and the world has become since. But I won’t go there…
I feel a little like “risen from ruins” because somehow a month went by and I just forgot all about poetry and Carol Anne’s challenge. My head is a jungle to stay with the musical theme. Tonight the husband is off to see his son play with his band. I do dog sitting duty and take the time to write a little poetry. Here are Carol Anne’s prompts for the last four weeks:
1. scattered dreams
2. relax and breathe
4. taking a trip
a better life
more fulfilling work
relax and breathe
deep inside of me
everlasting peace and love
relax and breathe
Each morning they chatter
little brown fellas
with white and black specks
full of grains and seeds
no need for
Taking a trip
taking a trip
The white dragon
but the princess
is long gone…
Have you ever read anything by Michael Ende? He was one of my most favourite authors as a child and teenager and if you do not know his books I encourage you to read them. They are very enlightening for adults too :-).
And with this I end this strange post. And guess what: I started with a song and finish it with one too: The Neverending Story …
Hi peeps, how are you? I hope you enjoy your day.
I have been rather lazy on the poetry front because a lot is going on in my world. But Carol Anne reminded me with new prompts so I am going to catch up for the next couple of days.
This one should have gone up on the 4th of May and is:
Or have I done that one? Never mind its important so here we go:
Blue eyes in mirror
Not good enough,
You just can’t…
Blue eyes in my mind
You can do it.
May your inner voices only empower you!!!!!
This week is nearly over. Can you imagine? I am restructuring my plans, my learning and my poetry that is why I was a little quiet this week.
What’s Carol Anne’s prompt?
Woa! Working on it (both the topic and the poem 😉 )
yes you: love yourself
the mirror said it loud and clear
new message received
Have a happy, self-loving, self-caring and inspiring weekend! 🙂
Rose waiting for rain
Our gardens desperate
Tea in sunshine
Two days ago our local TV news program said that we did not have a prolonged period of rain for 12 months. Our soil is totally dry and the farmers have to irrigate already. We will face water shortages if we have another summer like last year. I am worried because we grow a lot of our food at home and if we can’t water it we will have a lot less. Food prices will also go up. At the same time, it is so nice to be able to sit outside on the garden bench so early in the year enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. That just shows that everything has two sides. May you have a wonderful day no matter if you long for rain or sunshine!
A strange day, strange feelings and strange words… may the stranger inside guide you to paths of wonder but not being lost…
Little dove sing me
the melody of strange worlds
love without profit
Hello Everybody, how are you?
I hope you had a good weekend and may whatever holiday you celebrate give you happiness and hope.
My Easter week was full of spending time with the best husband (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the World and creating a nicer flowerbed in the middle of our garden. So I cut down on learning to code and to teach English as well as writing blog posts.
This week I am back to more blogging but the poetry writing still needs to wait for a little. Currently, I am making more efforts to a more sustainable lifestyle and to really make a difference for the generations coming after us.
But I would not cut down on Carol Annes Poetry Challenge so here I try to verse to her prompt:
Here we go:
These warrior souls
beach breeze lifting our spirits
know you can change things*
*This sentence is taken from a poem and/or lyrics cited on Sia’s and Paloma Faith’s music video to “Warrior”
May the “powers that be” be with you and may you find the courage to change things!
Sorry, that I am a little quiet lately but our garden is calling as I explained in this post.
This week Carol Anne has challenged me to write a poem about
I don’t feel very poetic at the moment but we’ll see what I can come up with 😙
An un-poetic poem
A beach at sunrise
Planting bulbs for spring glory
A cup of tea or coffee
The open fire
The sea roaring:
These are the things
That make me happy…