Category: Poetry

To Be a Honeybee

“The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.” -Matsuo Basho And lo, the honeybees heed the call of ringing temple bells echoing in the fragrant flowersenticing them to feast on corn moon golden pollen.As they venture into…

When in Moonlit Dreams You Come

“We are all living in an illusion and mistaking it for reality.” ― Mateo Tabatabai, The Mind-Made Prison: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs and Manifesting Personal Transformation “The mind is its own beautiful prisoner,” An imagined cage with bars of our past lives and indiscretions And yet, our life…

Searching for the Dead

Heaven-circling vultures searching for the dead kettling high in the gall-grayed evening skygrave-groping carrions with a keen sense of smell. They care not for the bell-voiced wood thrush crooning in the arms of an ancient oak; rather they hear the moon-blown wailing of the…

Poetry as the Mockingbird Sings

“My heart is like a Mockingbird, it sings of your enthralling soul every now and then. And, even when I yearn to evade the lyric. I can’t. Because, as it turns out, it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.” ― Mohit Kaushik |Yenugwar| Poetry as the…

#Haibun: Mesquite Tree

The mesquite tree outside my window is flourishing. In a matter of weeks, it has gone from skeletal gnarled limbs to a lush spring green haven for the hordes of birds.I gaze at it for hours and sometimes, in the luminous sunlit haze, I…

Promote Yourself Monday, April 15, 2019

Originally posted on Go Dog Go Café:
Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below. If you post…

Nola’s Essence

“In the spring of 1988, I returned to New Orleans, and as soon as I smelled the air, I knew I was home. It was rich, almost sweet, like the scent of jasmine and roses around our old courtyard. I walked the streets, savoring that long…

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