Category Archives: Five Min. Fridays (Poetry in 5 minutes)
A creative exercise where you will find meaningful, straight from the heart poetry/prose that freely flows out in five minutes. Part of a community I am in from Lisa Jo Baker’s “Tales of a Gypsy Mama”. She started this thing called “Five Minute Friday” where a flash mob of us writers write for five minutes flat on whatever word prompt she gives us for that week. I have just decided to use my time to try to write poetry in 5 minutes. From deep, to beautifully poetic, to silly, I hope you will be inspired by poetry in five!
This weeks poem , “In Between the Silences”, is inspired by the one word prompt at Five Minute Friday, “Pause”. Friday Morning I woke with poetry in my head for some reason, and the words flowed from my pen like water from a sieve. Here is my 5 minute poem! In Between the Silences In the wee hours of morn, before the world is stirring much, before the sun has touched the land with golden fingers of light, before the first bird has sung her song- I waken. Memories of the past knocking at the door of my mind, like a distant dream that almost never was. You were there, shining your love upon my wounded soul, like a comforting candle illuminating the dark. I was there, witnessing your glory, … Continue Reading →
My latest poem for the poetry book I am working on. Like most of my nature themed poetry, here we can draw on inspiration from beauty that blooms in unlikely places, knowing we too can bloom in less than perfect conditions. Bloom, and thrive even! Enjoy! xoxo, Rebekah An Unlikely Bloom It wasn’t in the garden It wasn’t with the rest, It didn’t grow in greenery, Conditions weren’t the best. It didn’t have much space to bloom It didn’t have much light, Just a concrete jungle A less than perfect site. It found a crack in which to bloom A ray of hope crept in, And seeped down deep into the dirt Stirring all within. A little seed began to sprout And grow out towards the light, It … Continue Reading →
It’s Five Minute Friday, which for my blog means poetry time! Today’s word is TURN. Let’s see what I can come up with in 5 minutes or so…. Symphony of Life From February until first frost of Fall, Everything has its turn. First the snowdrops, Then the Winter aconite- Little woodland flowers, Dotting the hills with hope. By March the crocus are coming purple, white, yellow, striped Miracle flowers are these- Pushing their way up through frigid snow. Soon to follow are the daffodils, hyacinth, hellebores And then we really know Spring is on its way. The tulips take their turn, Opening their bright faces to the sun- Standing tall, Dancing in the rain. Cue tiny buds on trees Quietly exploding into leaves and blossoms Adorning bare … Continue Reading →
It’s poetry time again! It’s been so long since I’ve written and shared the poem of the week here (which I typically did on Friday). I had taken time away from it to work on my poetry book, but am thinking of returning to the Five Minute Friday community. I was inspired to to work on my poetry again by a sweet woman who recently read a poem of mine and left me the most wonderful comment that she had sent it to her 93 year old mother, some other people as well, and reads it herself every morning. I don’t think there is any better feeling in the world for a writer, than to know your words have touched someone in some way. This poem I wrote is a … Continue Reading →
Good Morning! It is time for a poetic 5 minute Friday (in which I attempt to write a poem on a single word in five minutes) ! I know it has been oh so long since I have posted these and I want to get back to it. I’m still working on my poetry books and need to keep some poems “secret” (unpublished in the world) for that, but I want to write some exclusive poetry just for my readers at the same time. Some Five Minute Friday’s I may just write on the word without my personal challenge of doing poetry in five minutes. Whether poetry or just sharing my thoughts on the word of the week, I’m bringing FMF back. Today’s word is ALONE and it is a … Continue Reading →
Hello Inspired Friends! It’s a snowy Friday evening (a poetic Friday in fact!) but by the time you receive this via email it will be Saturday morning. Poetic Friday’s are important to me (I mean poetry has been a big part of my life since elementary school AND has always been a major source of inspiration for me). I am going to be taking a break from posting MY new poetry during Five Minute Friday’s for awhile. I may still do Five Minute Friday’s here, but just write regularly on the word instead of poetry style. No worries for those that enjoy my poems though- I am not going to stop writing them! The thing is I am working pursuing my lifelong dream of publishing poetry books. So here … Continue Reading →
It’s here! The latest poem I wrote for my inspirational poetry book. I know it’s not a poetic Friday, but since last Friday was Thanksgiving weekend, I am sharing this now. For those of you who don’t know, poetry has been a big part of my life since about the third grade. One of the poems I enjoyed in childhood was one from the book “A Child’s Garden of Verses” by Robert Louis Stevenson. Today’s poetry was inspired by the little poem “Happy Thought” that he wrote (as seen in the graphic image above). An Abundance of Riches When I see the discontent of the world, I have to wonder if there’s a lack of noticing. Are we blind to the riches we possess, Because of … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday Night which means it is time for poetry in Five! The word this week is Patience (note, I went to the FMF facebook page to get the word and I guess Patience was the Tuesday word, which I didn’t notice until now. I already wrote on Patience so, my apologies fellow FMFers for having the word wrong). My 5 min. ran out about halfway through the poem today, but I was having fun with it so I continued on. Hopefully my readers have a sense of humor and will laugh at this (I love making you guys smile!), because this week’s poem is meant to be funny, satirical and a bit hyperbole. I went the direction of relating patience (or lack thereof) to the challenges of living in a modern … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday , which means it is time for my Poetry in Five Series! This is where I link up with my favorite writing prompt community to write for five minutes on the word of the week. I have a goal of writing more poetry (as it is one of my main loves when it comes to words), so I give myself the extra challenge of writing a poem (and a rhyming one if possible). Today’s word is NEW. These words were inspired by a conversation I had with a lady who is going through a very hard time right now. Having each gone through some very trying times in life, we talked about new beginnings and the miracles that have been present every step along the way! Today’s … Continue Reading →
For those of you who love my poetry and look forward to seeing what I concoct with the word of the day on these Five Minute Fridays-I’m sorry it’s been awhile! For weeks I couldn’t find FMF and thought it was on a hiatus, but I just learned that it has moved to another website. So, I have my word of the day. Today’s word is READY. A rhyming poem is what came out, as I thought to myself “Are We Ever Really Ready?” Changes are not always easy, and with Fall coming quickly upon us, we must bend and change a little along with the seasons. I hope you enjoy today’s inspiring poem! Are We Ever Really Ready? When is the butterfly ready to emerge from … Continue Reading →
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