RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #33 Fame&War

Thanks to Ron of Ronovan Writes for hosting this wonderful haiku event every week. (Image Credit: Anne Frank) A reputation – wrought by a child’s written script, a life killed by war. 2015 © Copyright-All rights reserved http://www.silverthreading.com Thanks for popping in for a visit.  I always look forward to seeing you!

The Clinic-Photo Rehab 21

Lucile De Godoy’s Photo Rehab is the perfect place for me to share my photos of my creative room garden.  The violets and Christmas/Easter Cactus burst forth this morning in glorious bloom after several days of dark and cold here in Pensacola, Florida. The colors are vibrant and intense and are surely foretelling the future … Continue reading The Clinic-Photo Rehab 21

Mindful Monday–Self Compassion

For me, being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  This week I want to talk about my path towards mindful compassion. Image credit: healthy spirituality.org Last week, many of us celebrated the idea behind compassion by … Continue reading Mindful Monday–Self Compassion

Mindful Monday–Self Compassion

For me, being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  This week I want to talk about my path towards mindful compassion. Image credit: healthy spirituality.org Last week, many of us celebrated the idea behind compassion by … Continue reading Mindful Monday–Self Compassion

Shrouded Silhouettes

For my Word Snap Weekly challenge this week, sponsored by Amanda of Unique Art Chic, I would like to add a Tanka poem to celebrate warmer temperatures (for today only) and the return to fog and rainy mornings here in Pensacola, Florida. What is a Tanka, you ask?  Here is what The Poem Workshop says: … Continue reading Shrouded Silhouettes

Writing 201: Poetry–Through a Fog of Tears

Day Five: Fog, Elegy, Metaphor I knew when you were gone it would be hard to see you again - ever in that same way. I cried when you made the choice to leave. I let you go like silken strands slipping from my waiting arms blowing in a heavy breeze. I felt your presence … Continue reading Writing 201: Poetry–Through a Fog of Tears

Writing 201: Poetry–Through a Fog of Tears

Day Five: Fog, Elegy, Metaphor I knew when you were gone it would be hard to see you again - ever in that same way. I cried when you made the choice to leave. I let you go like silken strands slipping from my waiting arms blowing in a heavy breeze. I felt your presence … Continue reading Writing 201: Poetry–Through a Fog of Tears

RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #32 Rare&Harsh

Many thanks to Ron, of Ronovan Writes for sponsoring this great Haiku event each week. Sugar – one of the Pomeranian Sisters that graces us with her love. Uncommon beauty – this compassion in your soul, a stark certainty. 2015 © Copyright-All rights reserved http://www.silverthreading.com Thanks for stopping by for a quick visit.  I always … Continue reading RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #32 Rare&Harsh

I Choose Compassion

One of the highest teachings of the Buddha is that of compassion. What exactly is compassion?  John Makransky, PhD in his book entitled, “Compassion in Buddhist Psychology,” says compassion is a companion to empathy.  We as humans sense others pain, and we look for ways to alleviate this pain.  When we look at the world … Continue reading I Choose Compassion