Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Winter Retreat 2018 Peace Within

 Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 2018 - Peace

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 1

winter silence
snow blankets the ground
peace wraps my heart

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 2

winter garden walk
morning prayers flow 
peace blossoms

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 3

deep silence
world washed white
by winter storm

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 4

morning prayer group
tranquility and  friendship
fill the circle

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 5

morning sunrise
bathes the earth
in serenity

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 6 

winter moonlight
spills across my pillow
stirring good dreams

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 7

frozen stream
dreams of summer
encased within

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 8 

moonlit evening
we walk in the snow
holding hands

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 9  

dormant garden
bottle tree clinking
gentle tune

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 10

morning sunrise
brisk air refreshing
troubles fade

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 11

candlelight dinner
stir in the air
flame trembles

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 12 

grey skies
cold pierces the window
my soul aches

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 13 

blanket of snow
long blue shadows
grace the lawn

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 14 

walk in the pines
snow weights the branches
I breath deeply

Winter Retreat 2018 Day 15

snowball fight
crouching against the tree
tracing the bark


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Winter Retreat Day 11

Carpe Diem Winter Retreat 

first snow flakes
I get dizzy staring
up at the sky

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Karunesh Desert Traveller 2016

Carpe Diem #1270 desert travellers (Karunesh)

music in my head

swaying to the rhythm

of the camel’s step

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017

Tanka Challenge Prompt 49

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge - Animals and Sunshiine

clowder of felines
racing up and down the stairs
midnight till morning
kitties nap all afternoon
heaped by the door in sunshine

Monday, August 14, 2017


Carpe Diem #1168 flute

we are all beings intricately connected
breathing the same air


lonesome sound
of the wind playing the reeds
a loon chimes in

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bubbles in Ice

Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) C.) bubbles in ice

below the surface
trapped bubbles race
toward freedom

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 the kick off - find the silence

garden shadows
creep across my heart
I long for spring


gnarled branches stretch
naked in evening twilight
welcoming roosting birds

This is the last day of the 30 day winter retreat Find the Silence.  If your looking for more try reading some of the wonderful submissions at Carpe Diem.  The link for the retreat posts is at the top of this post.  Hope you enjoyed.

Find the Silence Day 29

Carpe Diem First Winter Retreat 2016 the kick off - find the silence

Day 29 

in the evening sky
V formation of geese
changing leaders