The quiet of butterfly wings as they glide in the air speaks of grace that need no herald nor fanfare, and ever brings mindful hearts wonder. Written for DVerse Poets’ Meeting the Bar Prompt – Brevity.  Frank wants folks to write a five-line or shorter poem.   I chose to write a modified tanka  withContinue reading “BUTTERFLY”


I met him with a luggageful of warnings. “He could be a psycho!” was my friends’ almost unanimous fear when I told them that I would meet the man I met online who happened to be from the other side of the world. After a year of extensive e-mails and expensive phonecalls, we agreed toContinue reading “THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW HIS FACE”


Words built her a prison where walls are mirrors distorting the reflections of her own soul. Long has she languished in half-truths, fear, even shame drowning in  despair will she see light again?  When tired of being oppressed she’ll fight to be free as  a butterfly in a cocoon she’ll burst forth and spread herContinue reading “BUTTERFLY”


Caterpillar prowls the fruit laden blueberries a destructive threat to dreams of cobblers and pies Should I kill the butterfly? ~~~~ Linking with DAILY PROMPT:  ORIGIN STORY/BEGINNINGS and WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE:  FORESHADOW.   Happy Friday to you all and thank you for coming by. 🙂


I am blogging from the beautiful State of Maine where spring is fully sprung, where a thick cover of new green trees – along with some safety reminders line the roadsides and greet travelers. After awhile, the signs can get boring, but not this one along Route 1 in Yarmouth. He looks a little irkedContinue reading “SIGNS AND SWALLOWTAILS”