Friday, April 18, 2014

P is for Paradise

beachTwo views of paradise today. This first poem is my new one, written for the NaPoWriMo prompt for a ruba’i poem, mixed with the Poetic Asides prompt for a weather poem.


tide laps at my toes
washing away my woes
the sky a clean slate
for me to daydream prose

This second poem is an older one, but still rings very true. This is the place I go when I close my eyes, needing sanctuary.

My Quiet Place

A meadow on the hill,
Filled with hues of green;
A gentle slope
Perfect to roll down.
A scent of green, of
Bees humming through the glade;
The sky a blue
So true it sings.
In this meadow lies a cottage--
Simple, yet elegant it stands;
Myriad windows light every room,
Dust fairies dancing in the sun.
A warm breeze fills the air
Bringing scents of fresh cut grass,
Of lilacs, blossoms, roses
Climbing up the walls.
Nothing can harm me here.

What’s your idea of paradise?


  1. I think my idea of paradise, right now, is somewhere gorgeous and a good book. I'm a little on the tired side with the A to Z challenge and Camp Nanowrimo :)

  2. I like your idea of paradise.

    I'm also getting worn out from a poem a day and the AtoZ blogging. I'm impressed you're doing Camp NaNoWriMo as well. I'm doing it with the minimum word count goal of 10,000 but using my poetry for the word count.

  3. My idea of Paradise is more a state of being ; PEACE,ZEN, CALM, SWEET...than an actual place...but you did make me want to go to the beach.
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  4. Note: My Quiet Place is one of the poems included in my upcoming poetry book Chiaroscuro.