Weaving Gold

Mokosha, Anastasia Sophia, and Me, Natalia . . . while the books are written

Plant with No Green Parts

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Milky mystery sprouts.
Silky, blossom-tipped stems flare,
adorn forest floor.


 

Inspired by RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #84 Milk&Smooth

I took this photo a few summers ago while hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. I assumed it was a fungus, but discovered it is a heterotroph — a plant with no chlorophyll.

The lack of need for sunshine allows them to grow in heavy undergrowth and thick, dark wooded areas. With no manner of producing their own food, they are dependent on a host plant to produce the nutrients they need.

Ghost Plant or Indian Pipe, the Names are as Fascinating as the Plant!
by Angela Carson (Bookerc1) October 26, 2015

 

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Between Heaven and Earth

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Hollow whole
beckons: be ensconced.
Shelter self.
Touch dead life.
Connect heaven's stream of light
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Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #17: Shadorma, Theme: trees

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Black Opal

Unearthed gem treasure
Firestone surrenders light
Scatters joyous flames

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #83 Gem&Flame

Ronovan’s debut novel is now available. Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling

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Coronal Mass Emission

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this image of an X1.1 class flare in the early hours of Nov. 10, 2013. The image represents light with a wavelength of 131 Angstroms, which is typically colorized in teal. Image Credit: NASA/SDO

the sun flares
emitting radiation
across the electromagnetic spectrum
spewing 
gas
light
energy

my heart quivers
unleashing cascades
spanning transgalactic lifetimes 
sending
waves
typhoons
thunderbolts

roiling through cells and gels
rattling the web that is me

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Whispers of Source

Incarnate Earthside.
Dirty feet. Break heart. Forget
Starchild heritage.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #82 Star&Child

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Master’s Claim

Dying is easy.
Living torments spirit ’til
quiet final trill.

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Image from OSHO Zen Tarot.

Haiku in response to RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #81 Trill&Final
https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-81-trillfinal/

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Freedom Calls

Bound in silence, wrapped in mist
wanders maiden, never kissed.
Horn blast from tall tower
announces right hour.
Wings sprout. She flies. Can’t resist.

  
Spiritual Fantasy Artwork By Liiga Smilshkalne 

I’m loving the rhyme and meter of limericks, but the humor eludes me. Such is my voice. 
Had great fun again, writing for Mind and Life Matters Weekly Limerick Challenge

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Frosty Fashion

Ice Queen’s newest style
Frigid gusts scatter white crystals
Fresh dusting of snow

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #80 Style&Fresh

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Old Magic

Arms raised, old one uttered timeworn incantation.
Winged, hoofed, and long-toothed fell into formation.
Ensued vast confusion.
Twas not an illusion.
Words spoken avert tribulation.

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Mykola Ge: Saul and the Witch of Endor (1856)

 

Limerick Challenge Week 3: Magic

JANUARY 15, 2016

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Heart Prayer

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‘Mary Magdalene in Penance’ Pedro de Mena, 1664

You can only pray what's in your heart

so if your heart is being ripped from your chest
pray the tearing

if your heart is full of bitterness
pray it to the last dreg

if your heart is a river gone wild
pray the torrent

or a lava flow scorching the mountain
pray the fire

pray the scream in your heart
the fanning bellows

pray the rage, the murder
and the mourning

pray your heart into the great quiet hands that can hold it
like the small bird it is.

~ Elizabeth Cunningham in Small Bird: poems & prayers, shared with permission

Elizabeth Cunningham is the author of my favorite series of books, The Maeve ChroniclesFour books. Stories of Love. Incredible characters. Narrated in the magnificent voice of one woman.

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