long fur tangles
beneath fingertips as a
warm weight sprawls
your legs whilst a deep
purr reverberates and
stare deep into your soul
binding you tight
Technically, he’s my sister’s cat, but as my sister and I now live together, I suppose he’s my cat now, too. He definitely likes to spend his time on my lap whenever possible. The photo of him was taken a few days ago, out in our new garden. I was trying to take photographs around the place, and he was determined to get my attention. He even climbed onto my back and sat with his paws on my head when I crouched down to photograph some flowers!
The poem I actually wrote quite a while ago, back when I was staying through at my sister’s old place. It’s one of what I refer to as my ‘text messages to myself’ – if I’m without a notepad and need to get some words out of my head, I tap them into a text message that I then send to myself. I didn’t realise just how many odd little things I had on there! Anyway, I thought this one would be a perfect accompaniment to the picture.
I hope you like it.
dark clouds gather,
brooding promise of stormy days
fear tangles clutching tendrils
in your chest
look for the
bright horizon, for the glimpse
the light will continue to shine,
even when hidden from
amidst an urban landscape
tools laid down to
as the day fades
This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s prompt is It IS Easy Being Green.
The photos were taken over the allotments (community gardens) near my sister’s home in Lincoln (UK). It’s nice to have some greenery in the middle of the city.
Photo Prompt Sunayama MoiPensieve
she felt sick
seeing him there
performing his songs
as if he didn’t have a care in the world
after everything he’d put her through
everything he’d done
and to those she loved
seeing him so blithely carefree
set her guts to roiling
she carried the knife in her bag
she didn’t feel safe any more
not since that night
that dreadful night
when he’d trampled over her life
that hellish night when
all her personal liberties had been
and all her illusions destroyed
she didn’t remember
taking hold of the knife
as she approached the figure who
haunted her nightmares
but she would always remember the
feel of the blade sinking deep into flesh
and the rush of satisfaction as
the spark of life
faded from his shocked gaze
Word Count: 136
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This post is for Priceless Joy’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge. This week’s photo prompt was provided by Sunayama MoiPensieve. Thank you, Sunayama!
I’ve actually had this little piece written for a few days. I just wasn’t sure for a while whether to post it as it is or to turn it into prose. I eventually decided, after asking my Mum (Millie Thom) for advice, that I’d leave it in the form it initially came to me in. I hope you liked it.
bask in memories
of sun-filled days aglow with joy
there amidst the cornflowers and the daisies
breathing deep of nectar laden air whilst insects hum
at peace with nature
This post is for Cee’s Black and White challenge. This week’s prompt is the letter C or D. The pictures were both taken last summer in the meadow.
boundary lines marked
containing Earth’s wild spaces
This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is Letters A or B, and I decided to show pictures of some of the boundaries of the meadow and wooded area.
Both the first and last pictures show newly erected boundaries, as management of the wooded area has recently been taken on by the same couple – Kate and Ollie – who own the meadow. They’ve been putting in a lot of work to regenerate the area. The first picture shows a stretch of dead hedging, created from branches and other foliage gathered during pruning. This type of hedging provides habitat for insects, birds and animals, whilst also providing a barrier that blends far more naturally into the landscape than a fence. The gate in the final picture below takes you through onto their own land next door. I’ve been invited to go through the gate to photograph around their pond, though I haven’t done so yet.
I hope you like the pictures.
rose tinted sunlight
lifting the land’s misty veil
romance fills the air
nurture an ivy heart:
ever thriving in defiance of adversity,
veins aglow with faithful affection,
binding for eternity
lonely gaze watches
abandoned to solitude
This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s prompt is solitude.
I photographed this jackdaw when we were in Cornwall last summer. It was sitting all on its own in a tree in the middle of Tintagel village. Jackdaws are very social creatures, seen more often in groups than on their own, so I thought of it as soon as I saw this week’s prompt.
My internet connection is still very hit and miss at the moment. The last several days I’ve been told it’s been great during the daytime while I’ve been at work. Unfortunately it’s been abysmal each evening after I’ve arrived home. Grr. It took ages to upload this picture, and I’ve had the message ‘saving of draft failed’ flashing up on my screen every few minutes while I’ve been putting together the rest of the post. I’m now just hoping that I manage to get an internet connection long enough to actually post it! I’ll respond to comments, and visit everyone’s blogs as soon as I can, but, as you can probably guess, commenting is very frustrating when you have to type the comment several dozen times before it sends.