Haiku Oracle Challenge, Day 1

Yesterday my haiku oracle deck arrived, just in time to start today on the #haikuoraclechallenge. 

The haiku oracle deck is the work of Kristen of Over The Moon Oracle Cards, who is also the host of this month’s challenge. 

Day One

Focus for the month 

I’m not sure, as a recovering insomniac, when sleep won’t ever be a priority, but it’s indicated here as something to be mindful of. Also sleep’s younger sibling, rest. For me that’s being okay with taking a nap, a lunch break. Time for meditation or a walk. 

The second lines allude to the fact that slow steady progress is preferrable to my insane default pace of flat out. 

Slow and rest are both working concepts I’m getting up close and personal with. I fear losing momentum. But I also fear losing my fragile health. So restful slowness it is in a month where I have so much to get done. 

What else do you see in the poem? If you applied this to your life,what might it signal?

When Poetry Comes to Town

It’s been a great week for giving and receiving poetry, as well as seeing it in its new home environment. 

Earlier this week, Alaina posted a picture of her growing art wall, of which a poem square and postcard poem are part of. 

Tuesday, Adam’s exchange poem arrived. This is the second of Adam’s poems I have. 

And yesterday, my poem arrived at Adam’s and I joked about posing a few of the Lego people with it. In true Adam style, he exceeded himself. 

“Lonely Stormtrooper and Lego Writer Man ponder the subtext of metaphors.”

The thrill of seeing my work in the wild is absolutely on par with seeing my books out there in circulation. But in a slightly different way. 

#pinpsaturday 25.03.17


You are the dancing feet 

and the soaring wings

Perpetual motion

and stillness.

You are the light 

and the dark.

The turning of the moon.

You are the firs 

and the ash.

The beginning and the end.

Turning, ever turning,

you are everything

and more


Postcardia-cum-Poetica #24

Being analogue is good for poeting! This is the fifth card from last week’s digital hiatus (but yes, only the fourth posting!)

Image is Georgia O’Keefe’s ‘Ram’s Head/Blue Morning Glory’. A call and response (if you have a rather broad interpretation of such) to the last card I received.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #23

A card from Nicky, arriving out of the blue, is not unheard of here. Last week it was good to be able to return the unexpected correspondence. Plus proof of existence for friends, when one drops off the radar, is possibly useful and kind. 

Postcard is by Emily Craven (@imagesforjoy)