Dear Emma (haibun)

I wrote a post this afternoon to you, Emma,  but cyberspace was very hungry, I guess, and it ate the whole darn thing!  Let’s see.  I was telling you about my plans to visit two amazing friends.  One I can only see once a year when she comes from Brazil to visit her daughter in … More Dear Emma (haibun)

trying to ignore despicable people ( haibun) daily moments Aug 17/18

  Today, I was disappointed to see some tasteless articles and video clips on Aretha’s past. And I’m not talking about singing. I was upset that some people ( not only the media) like to find sad or bad things that happened in her life. So I looked for a biography of her, I had … More trying to ignore despicable people ( haibun) daily moments Aug 17/18

finding an angel Troiku

tears trickle looking out the window whispering prayers tears trickle “I sing a little prayer” for the Queen of Soul looking out the window bus muffles all chagrins wind kissed my cheek whispering prayers an “angel” flies away setting her free © Tournesol’18/08/17

the Queen of Soul (troiku) Daily moments August 15/18

vinyl whirling echoes of Aretha comin home vinyl whirling Motown of the sixties melting the heart echoes of Aretha like honey to bees sweetening the soul coming home under her spell, links to my youth © Touronesol ‘18/08/16   “I Say A Little Prayer” The moment I wake up Before I put on my makeup … More the Queen of Soul (troiku) Daily moments August 15/18

Isle Lasonde  (Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers)

    The Ferry blared its horn.  Jillian sighed as the children were getting restless already! “Give me that!” squealed Leslie. “Try and get it, whiner!” Sidney raised the stuffed teddy out the car window with a smirk on his adolescent face. “MOMMY!!!!! Jillian turned her head and gave Sidney, “The LOOK”. He shrugged and threw the … More Isle Lasonde  (Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers)

Solitary fuel A Cherita Daily Moments August 12 2018

A Cherita solitude is so misunderstood many equate it to depression and loneliness even if the person embraces her aloneness so many people try to understand equating it sometimes to depression but having not worn the same shoes how can anyone really know? ******* solitude is synonymous to emptiness, so why does it feed me? … More Solitary fuel A Cherita Daily Moments August 12 2018

Daily Moments  August 12 2019  Melancholy soulmate Troibun

The sun poked through the drapes of her bedroom but she refused to accept daylight, turning over and allowing the darkness of her duvet to shield her from the living. She had started a paranormal romance the day before and her dreams were mixed with romance and family stories. It was very confusing as her … More Daily Moments  August 12 2019  Melancholy soulmate Troibun

Usually when I start reading a book written by a fellow blogger, I put up the book and subtitle “Currently reading” but this one I read too quickly!! That says a lot about the author, Linda Hill.   THE MAGICIAN’S CURSE: A PARANORMAL ROMANCE, THE GREAT DAGMARU, BOOK ONE I have been selective in my reading … More

Bodily functions (SoCS)

A chat about bodily functions is our prompt today at Linda Hill’s SoCS, which brought to mind a funny story.  When my daughter was pregnant in 2004, I was starting menopause.  We would go shopping together and suddenly she would let out gas and then move aisle very quickly whispering to me why. We would giggle because I … More Bodily functions (SoCS)

Daily Moments – August 6/18 sleepless summer nights (troiku) 

Mid-summer night Only weeping willows sleep lulled by cicadas   Mid-summer night On stars feel a breeze Little Prince smiles   Only weeping willows sleep Still, like their tenants Mother’s resting ground   Lulled by cicadas Nature’s lullaby Hoot of an owl   (c) Tournesol ’18/09/06 Daily Moments – August 6/18 sleepless summer nights (troiku)

Daily Moments July 28 2018 Ebony hair [haibun]

  Daily Moments ebony hair Haibun She passes flowers that remind her of a dear friend. Her friend’s family home used to be next door and tall flowers surrounded their swimming pool. She takes a few steps back to admire the flowers in this stranger’s garden, reminiscing of the happiest times when her children were … More Daily Moments July 28 2018 Ebony hair [haibun]

July 14th, Daily moments – thunder (haibun)

Watching the rolling waves after the thunder storm, soothing to the ear but still heavy with dampness.  My forehead dripped and my breathing slowed. Still, leaning on the railing I looked at the magnificent performance take place…just for me. Hear them laugh In the middle of the night Chasing petticoats Giddy as can be White … More July 14th, Daily moments – thunder (haibun)

who’s sorry now? (Troiku + Cherita) Daily Moments

She arrived at work over two hours earlier than usual since she had appointments in the morning. Taking her time to settle at her workstation, she fires up her computer and decides to listen to some music on Youtube. This week is the Montreal International Jazz Festival and what better occasion to listen to jazz. … More who’s sorry now? (Troiku + Cherita) Daily Moments

Happy Birthday Mom (troiku)

a day to cheer Happy Birthday, Mom! missing you each day a day to rejoice having you in my life gift of your embrace Happy Birthday Mom celebrating memories touching many hearts missing you each day treasuring each dream filled night visits from you, Mom ©Tournesol’18/06/22

summer solstice (troiku) written for HaikuHorizons – Flame

It is a special week this week. June 21st  – Summer Solstice, as well at National Aboriginal Day – and my mother’s birthday June 22nd…to me also means honouring her life. mesmerized all night long by the flames mesmerized looking out towards the sky shooting stars all night long once upon a summer solstice by … More summer solstice (troiku) written for HaikuHorizons – Flame

Away from home (tanka) & A friend indeed (troiku)

Nature’s friend Savouring fragrance and calm On a blossom An interlude Away from the cacophony © Tournesol’18/06/10 Written for HaikuHorizons’ prompt: friend & load   With mute compassion Listens to her unburden Defines a friend With mute compassion In the name of the Father Hears our confessions Listens to her unburden Embracing her in her … More Away from home (tanka) & A friend indeed (troiku)

Dear Emma,

  I saw a post today on facebook that truly spoke to me. It said: “Don’t bother walking a mile in my shoes, that would be boring. Spend 30 seconds in my head and that will freak you right out!”  (c) Me vs my Inner Bitch It is amazing how much goes on in one’s … More Dear Emma,