Broadway

Originally posted on Poesy plus Polemics:
? “Night Broadway” by Leonid Afremov ? ? competing marquees glare and kick at the rain dripping titles on tourists as puddles of playwrights collect in the cracks of sly sidewalks conspiring to end-around critics with colors refracted and sheened at disposable incomes and bourgeoisie tastes ? ? (originally…

Travel Tips

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
So I’m a tourist in my own life, am I? OK, so let’s go with that. A) It’s better than no trip at all. And 2) Mind your own beeswax. Inspired by The Daily Post Daily Word Prompt: tourist

The WordPress tourist

The WordPress tourist Maybe a new WordPress tourist They insist may never be missed May we please see free A prompt post daily Place the new tourist on the list Alan Grace 30 June 2018 Daily prompt: Jun 29 Tourist I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts Maybe replace “tourist” with “purist” if you like? See:…

Jun 29 Prompt: Tourist. Why is the city tourist angry? (an Acrostic)

Please write your own post with this prompt Jun 29 Tourist (usual way) so that your followers (and us) can share posts 🙂 It is almost a month since WordPress stopped new Daily Prompts. Please see: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/open-letter-to-ben-huberman-wordpress-demise-of-daily-prompts/ Challenge (limit: about 100 words): Write your own short story or poem containing as many June prompts as you…

Under The Numbness

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“Honesty is an alive process.” ~ Thomas Hubl I was a tourist in We-space when Grace spoke up, silvery and focused, an opening for Love to run in, arms outstretched. Joy, tumbling in cartwheels, lay panting on the grass to listen. All week, I have been feeling numb and curious…

More Water, Please—Scarcity in Paradise

Originally posted on Shelby's Starlit Crossing:
Sun drenched, Salty from Atlantic Ocean Swimming and kayaking We seek reprieve from Southern summer humidity’s Long reach by taking a rest In our chilly, air conditioned Vacation hotel room. I realize that Eating and drinking is Serious business here At this resort and is A key part…

Daily Prompts for July onwards. Wanna play?

This blog is a way of ‘paying it forward’ to those bloggers who have followed my blog https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/ and liked my posts. See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/help-for-alans-anarchy-daily-prompts-read-this-first/ You may like to view a slideshow of random posts (quicker version). My blog for sharing your favourite posts (prompts not required) is at: https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/ (Click on the link on the…

Revealing Hidden Costs

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“The price of a sense of an individual identity is a sense of separation from others and nature.” ~ Michael Pollan, How To Change Your Mind I pay the fee, ask for a discount when I step outside mindfully, receptive to comments from the watchful beings in the tallest branches.…

Deprived- Fake event

I went into Auckland city yesterday to attend an event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (an IHG hotel). Sadly no organiser turned up and no venue had been booked at the hotel. What a waste of time 😦 Perhaps I should expect an email or phone call from someone operating a “Nigerian” type scam? The…

Inside-Out

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
It is easy to live life unconsciously hurting yourself in ways that seem subtle, but add up. These are the small and large ways I deprive myself daily: I do not drink enough water I wait until my towels and sheets are seriously past their prime before…

Blue Bells (Final)

Originally posted on EcoSeasons:
Blue in Green, Miles Davis, ’59 I remember when He made you Lie down in green pastures He leadeth you to the still waters He restoreth your soul

Quench my thirst; don’t stab me in the back

Quench my thirst Daily prompts help me stay alive Like water for a thirsty man WordPress why do you strife contrive Why slaughter me when thrive I can With life breath and knife death deprive Alan Grace 27 June 2018 Jun 28 Water Jun 27 Deprive I recycle 2016 Daily Word Prompts

The Music Is Just Starting

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“Apparently, the healing energies are everywhere in the air as in a special WI-FI-field. But to be effective, they need a human being as a medium to lend them body and voice for a few minutes. Then the healing powers begin to work with gestures and sounds.” ~ Dr. Karl-Heinz…

Stalled

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
There is such a thing as sitting on the fence too long If you wait too long to make a choice to go to one side or the other You might lose the impetus to move altogether The impulse that got you up on the fence in…

Navigating The Rapids

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“‘It is always what is under pressure in us, especially under pressure of concealment — that explodes in poetry.’ Taurus poet Adrienne Rich wrote that in an essay about the poet Emily Dickinson. She was describing the process of tapping into potent but buried feelings so as to create beautiful works…

Daily Prompt: Help the elephants

Originally posted on Englepip's World:
? Would you put me in a zoo Because you think it’s safer Or for your entertainment ‘Cos I’m cute? Would you hem me in with fences? Take horizons from my eyes And the freedom that Your species seems to prize? No let me take my chances Feel the…

Personal Prophet

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
I don’t believe in prophecy That the Divine chooses certain people over others I believe we are all divine And carry within us a higher self who knows the way I don’t worship kings or popes or leaders who rule through fear I believe together we will…

Of fences

Originally posted on ….Bilocalalia….:
Another poem for Inez, inspired by Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” I’ve made her a poetry star, she says, a woman excluded from her family portrait, now famous in a small circle. Good writers are good listeners, I say. Telling other people’s stories is a tricky business; even fictional figures may take offense.…

Fences

Originally posted on One Woman's Quest:
Look at us building fences pretending we have differences do we not hunger the same hunt in the same places do we not strive with equal intent build our nests with the same ferocity forgo passion to survive let us stop pretending let down these walls admit to…

Fence and other Daily Prompts for 26 Jun 2018

Please create a post based on the main prompt in the heading (first word). I will reblog your post (if your blog allows reblogs). Please create a pingback by putting a link to this post in your post 🙂 or paste a link to your post in a comment below this post 🙂 Look at…

Love Is Everything

Originally posted on Family Matters:
“Love is everything….A platitude is precisely what is left of a truth after it has been drained of all emotion.  To resaturate that dried husk with feeling is to see it again for what it is: the loveliest and most deeply rooted of all truths, hidden in plain sight….our senses…are…

Study of Dreams

Originally posted on Debbie Gravett:
Loving the gentle rain that we are currently having. So peaceful and healing. Time to go and sleep to the pitter-patter beat. To the song of the rain Gentle slapping on soil Calm to the dusty earth Ease to the dying plants I fall asleep by this lullaby To wonder…

Be on the Crypto sidelines

Originally posted on Alan's Ark:
Be on the Crypto sidelines Crypto prices will meander Can’t smooth with electric sander Don’t be a clown Less up than down It’s best to be a bystander Alan Grace 12 March 2018 So much for a social media detox. This post is dedicated to my latest follower. See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/addiction/…

Prophecy and other Daily Prompts for 25 Jun 2018

Please create a post based on the main prompt in the heading (first word). I will reblog your post (if your blog allows reblogs). Please create a pingback by putting a link to this post in your post 🙂 or paste a link to your post in a comment below this post 🙂 Note: To…

The Voyage of “Hell’s Modesty”

Originally posted on The Daily Travesty:
The jolly roger flails In the stormy winter breeze Above a deck of scalawags Afloat upon the seas. The crew is cruel and vile, Culled from horrors of the night, Which would be very normal If their captain weren’t polite. He’ll pull aside a merchant ship. His cannons towards…

The Metal Voyage of Comrade Death: A Poem

Originally posted on Dracul Van Helsing:
The Metal Voyage of Comrade Death: A Poem It was a concert in a large hall where spotlights shine and moonbeams fall It had an clear window opening roof below it sat a giant’s tooth for this was a Heavy Metal concert where baroque’s rhythm is engulfed by a…

Voyage or journey?

Voyage or journey? No boy on voyage or journey Give me power of attorney Live no more as wall flower Won’t cower in The Tower Don’t haul me out on a gurney Alan Grace 23 June 2018 Jun 24 Voyage

Note to Self

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
I’m in awe of you Of your courage The capacity of your heart to forgive Your continual willingness to try no matter what Your full-hearted commitment to living your truth Your love of life that always manages to overcome your darkness Your never- ending spirit in the…

AARDVARK: Alan’s Ark (Rescued Dailyprompts Virtual ARK). Wanna play?

My Daily Prompt blog is now Alan’s Anarchy: Daily Prompts (this blog). See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/ This blog is a way of ‘paying it forward’ to those bloggers who have followed my blog https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/ and liked my posts. See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/help-for-alans-anarchy-daily-prompts-read-this-first/ For guidelines, please see: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/alans-anarchy-guidelines-more-daily-prompts/ This is a great way to grow your site. All followers of…

Flowers…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
  There were always flowers. Orchids pinned upon a mother’s breast, All lace and diamonds. Long black gloves And painted lips, As she left, laughing. A child who watched As the door closed. There were flowers… Yellow tulips, Cellophane and ribbon A girl who blushed As the…

With Summer Purpled Awe

Originally posted on O at the Edges:
With Summer Purpled Awe 1 No one wants to be forgotten or remembered for the wrong reasons, but how do we attain that sweet spot between regrettable and a barred door clanking shut? I was born in Louisiana. What happened next is that song living at the edge…

Narcissus

Narcissus I sigh with mirrored awe Adored sight viewed before In reflected sheen A great beauty seen Why strive for any more Alan Grace 22 June 2018 Jun 23 Awe

The Night of the Planets [Repost]

Originally posted on Fluffy Pool:
Prompt: Faith Original Prompt: Awe, June 23, 2016 Some people think that I dreamed the whole thing, but I know it really happened. I live in Arizona, U.S.A., in a suburb way south of a city called Scottsdale. Houses in this “community” are small and cheap, and many of them…

Rain From Clear Blue Sky

I was shiver and shaking again Pelted by lies and deceit It was an uncontrollable fit My bones hurt I was falling apart Until finally The sleep embraced me Before my final collapse Somebody had to save me right? I woke up a stranger A new person A new world A new life A blank…

Hope Regained ~ A Poem

Originally posted on The Holly Tree Tales:
This poem was originally written without a title; a second version was written a few years later, given the title “Hope Regained”. This is the original version, with title added. ? * Hope Regained All alone, inside ice cold and sad tonight, here in this empty room; Listening…

Ceremony

Originally posted on paeansunpluggedblog:
Don’t stand on any ceremony Don’t open your explanatory kit If you are going to break my heart Then for God’s sake be done with it. I was a fool once earlier To get so carried away Your sweet but empty words now Will not lessen the pain in anyway. Don’t…

Haunted Ballet

Originally posted on The Lonely Author:
Haunted Ballet Emma the prima ballerina Moved with sweet elegance With her every pirouette in the gloomy haunted theatre Emma danced alone for an audience that wasn’t there cause she failed to see spirits sitting in every empty chair After every ballet she danced she shivered with cold delight…

Broken Poet – Poem by Donald R Wolff JR

Broken Poet – Poem by Donald R Wolff JR Oh simple words so poorly spoken Withered is thy form Leave thyself on crinkled paper Bad poems are better never born Break spirit not, for they who search Thy written dream divine Asking only to read thy worth Without a broken rhyme Pen not thy verse…

Empty Gesture – Poem by Robin Harrison

Empty Gesture – Poem by Robin Harrison smooth and soft those little fingers that wrap around my soul to float the way she says the words just linger in a crowded mind like a fastened bind you brush along always rushing i am sitting strong almost crushing with little riddles that ride your eye and…

Is support for this Daily Prompt site an empty gesture?

Please aim to try harder Do not exempt or tempt me I am running more empty War game is not drawn For I’m not lame pawn Let a better attempt see Alan Grace 21 June 2018 Jun 22 Empty Is support for this Daily Prompt site an empty gesture? Thank you for showing support for…

Empty

Originally posted on Heart Breathings:
she had always felt different, separate, other, scalene in a world of equilateral no matter how close she got, there was always distance, a gap unable to be filled, an aloneness that permeated every relationship, leaving her empty and that emptiness was a bullet she could never dislodge -art by…

Empty Spaces

Originally posted on MY VALIANT SOUL:
My motif heart breaks like a pool of ugliness, Last night’s love, now a vintage memory how you mock my love, irritates me. i revolve like an Earth, sticking to the mollusc and petunias and i fall. fall like a group of galaxy wild animals biting my skin and…

Open Book

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
How I would love to empty out my mind Of all that I have learned, all that I know To be clean and clear, an open slate Wonder would woosh in on angel’s wings Excitement and joy, contentment and unselfconsciousness Childlike, open, ready to live fully In…

Constant Companion

Originally posted on Life On The Skinny Branches:
A hunger, an appetite For more of what, I do not know Resides inside me all the time Tells me how to feel, where to go Will fight hard to get what’s mine Begrudges others getting theirs I try to feed it, it just wants more It…

Pain

Originally posted on paeansunpluggedblog:
This post is in response to the daily writing prompt Affinity Pain is a faithful consort It seldom leaves my side Even when sunny days are here It lurks behind the smile. I wonder why it has affinity for me Am I a magnet for despair? Perhaps one day it may…

Unsold Companion Plots

By Hawkelson Rainier We walked among the headstones last autumn. The trees looked like fire; it could have been oil on canvas painted by Van Gogh during an absinthe delirium. We joked that we’d bargain shop for companion plots when we hit middle age. I’d check out first, around 85, and she’d follow soon after…

Puppy Love

Originally posted on Alan's Ark:
Puppy love Do you know the powers due to true love Bestowed by Zeus in Olympus above Prayers to fond Gods hours dwell there Not e’er in dispute well I swear This true bond of my cute new puppy love Alan Grace 3 March 2018 Daily prompt: Above Puppy…

Companion and other Daily Prompts for 21 Jun 2018

Please create a post based on one of the prompts below. I will reblog your post (if your blog allows reblogs). Please create a pingback by putting a link to this post in your post 🙂 or paste a link to your post in a comment below this post 🙂 See: https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/16/help-for-alans-anarchy-daily-prompts-read-this-first/ Please include the line…

☀️ 🌤 Lazy Summer Daze ☀️ 🌤

Originally posted on Beckie's Mental Mess:
Kaleidoscopes  burning flame of golden, apricot shades glitter and gleam on the far off horizon. All… seems to me a faint memory. It’s warmth quiet and serene… Longing scenery. Transformation from the raw  senses of Winter’s rage… Taketh me away adrift on ocean waves of indigo… How I…

~*~ Soft Summer Breeze ~*~ (Poetry)

Originally posted on Beckie's Mental Mess:
? A sliver of the moon peaks behind  whispy clouds, while  dragonflies hover and   dance above the lake lined with lilies in bloom. The warm Summer breeze fulfills my senses with serenity and ease. ? Have a pleasant evening All, Beckie ? ? ? ? ? ?

Partake: An Egret on a Summer Day

Originally posted on Piper's Adventures:
The egret partakes in the beauty of the day he and his shadow searching for food and comfort along the way ? What thoughts does he have strutting along the shore only thoughts of survival or is there more ? The coolness of the water in the hot summer…

Lazy

Originally posted on paeansunpluggedblog:
This post is in response to the daily word prompt anticipation and summer. As you wait in anticipation For a homespun verse On the words of the day Sorry to disappoint you all But I am feeling a wee bit lazy today. Summer does this to me very often.

Summer Pond

Originally posted on Poesy plus Polemics:
Image from Richa Art Club ? placid glimmerglass sheen stretched canvas of forest and sky but I can’t find my youth in the diurnal scud of the clouds flying faster and further from halcyon days in the sun cooled by frolicsome leaps with my dog from the dock diving…

pearls of summer

Originally posted on House of Heart:
The waves are salty sea lions and the sky is a shadow of gulls. The summer sun spills down my throat and there is little need for words. The  sky is  jacaranda and the shore is willing to bear the imprint of my bare feet, slippery and wet. The…

Summer Sky

Originally posted on forgottenmeadows:
And some days, the lonely heart, lay on barren lands and spoke to the summer sky, which did not ask how or why, it came to be. ? poetry and image copyright neha 2018

The Last Summer

Originally posted on Poems in a Coffer:
I have seen kisses dry embraces shrivel and the warmth of touches turn into scalding frictions of unfathomed rancour silhouetted against the sky I have felt our bodies char in the sweltering surly nights insentient of the placid moon when the tirades of reviling odium took over us…