“Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
Time steals minutes, hours, days away.
Fear enters interrupting life.
into the abyss.
While I was intent on doing just that (casting uncertainty away), inspiration floated in when Margaret Simon's balancing stones photo (see below) for This Photo Wants To Be A Poem popped into my FaceBook feed. I immediately sent Margaret a comment, "Thank you for the brief moments of restful existence", and my small poem.
-tranquil moments of peaceful existence-
nature hugs each
Photo by Margaret Simon, 2022
Letting dreams in my heart lead me, I offered prompts for Day 9 of Laura Shovan's Annual February Poetry Project. I was inspired by research to find two videos that provided a choice for the poet writers. Below my digital graphic invitation, you will find my poem.
When I open Laura's February Poetry Project each day, I am dazzled by every poem that passes by. Sometimes, a quick jolt of fear and/or uncertainty pangs charge through my mind. Despite this interruption, I continue to write in short spurts knowing that the practice is more important than the end product.
In order to accept the challenge of my one word appreciate, I shall acknowledge the wisdom of the Japanese proverb, "Fear is only as deep as the mind allows."
Sweet Valentine Wishes to All!
I hope you enjoy my humorous Valentine image poem created from the photo prompt below. Diane Mayr offered the snaky creature image
during Laura Shovan's 6th Annual February Daily Poem Project in 2018.
I transformed the image into a humorous Valentine poem.
It's Poetry Friday so join me at TeacherDance, where Linda Baie, the sweet host opens her blog to the Poetry Friday community and guests for a Valentine treat.
I send gratitude snaps to Linda for always bringing sunshine to the Poetry Friday community. I look forward to reading what Linda offers today.
Special Note on the February Poetry Postcard Exchange created by Jone MacCulloch.
I have been fortunate to receive small image poems from the Exchange. Since the mail must be delayed, I will share my collection when I receive more postcards. For now, I thank Robyn Hood Black, Carol Labuzzetta, Linda Mitchell, Sarah Grace Tuttle, and Tabatha Yeatts, for their creative designs and poetry that have been delivered to my mailbox.