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!
Five Minute Friday is here, and this week I am back to bringing you a rhyming poem in five! Linking up a day late, as I was working hard on a project yesterday. Today’s word is LOST. This poem ended up evolving into using the sea and sailing as a metaphor for life. I am excited to share it with you! If you are in need of encouragement today because you are feeling lost or burdened by your troubles, I hope you will take comfort in these words. I am including the powerful story of the spiritual song Amazing Grace as part of today’s story. Lost When you’ve wandered off the path and don’t know where to turn, When the waters are no longer calm and … Continue Reading →
It’s Five Minute Friday and the word this week is MESSENGERS. I had such fun with this word! I have written another fairy poem for the fairy poetry book I am working on publishing. Today’s poem is called “The Fairy Messengers”. Most of my fairy poetry is inspired by my garden and the wide variety of flowers, greenery and creatures I “play” with there. Get ready to be sprinkled with fairy dust! The Fairy Messengers: Quick as a flash they dart through the sky, Rarely seen by the naked eye. Over field and meadow they carry your dreams, As they ride on the back of dragonfly wings. Leaving love notes on flowers and sprinkling new seeds, Following the wind wherever it leads. Merry with joy, laughing … Continue Reading →
We often take the simple things-those small seemingly insignificant things in life for granted. I like looking beyond the small to see the power of what small can do! Today’s Five Minute Friday word is HANDS. Here is what I have to say (in the form of today’s free verse poem called “These Ordinary Extraordinary Hands”): These Ordinary Extraordinary Hands: He says my hands are small, as he holds them up to his. I smile and think- These hands, these seemingly small and delicate hands, do Large things. And I marvel at them now Just thinking of all the ways in which they’ve served me and served others. These hands turn simple ingredients like flour, sugar and butter into glorious meals that fill the tummy and fill … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday and you know what that means! Poetry in Five! Today’s word is GRATEFUL. This one flowed out so easily for me, but I wrote a free verse poem this week. Gratitude is one of my life’s practices and one of my favorite subjects :). I found it ironic that today’s word was Grateful, because just 2 days ago in an online workshop I am teaching, one of the ice-breaking games we did was going around in a circle and sharing what we were grateful for. It was such a fun and beautiful experience. There is something about not only stating your own gratitude, but hearing others state theirs as well, that I find powerful. It is so good for the soul. So without further ado, here … Continue Reading →
In case you were wondering what happened to last week’s Friday poem, I got extremely busy and so this is coming to you a bit late (sorry about that!). The word of the week was MESS. This is another one that may just go in the children’s poetry book I am writing, but it’s meant for adults too ;). If you have ever seemed to lack time or energy to clean and have found yourself overwhelmed by the mess that ensued as a result, you may get a kick out of this one! GO The Mess: It started with a single sock Flung on the floor without a care, A towel here, a towel there- and THEN a pair of underwear! “The room looks fairly clean, I’d … Continue Reading →
It’s Friday and you know what that means..poetry in Five! Today’s word was FRIEND. I am delighted so much with what I have to share today…such fun! It reminds me a little bit of Beatrix Potter and Lewis Caroll-each of whom were poetic influences in my childhood and early adult life. I hope you enjoy today’s piece! Go The Tale of Sir Edward Daffodil-or Why Friendship is Important Said the Snowdrop to her dearest friend- “I am so glad you’re here! To be alone in this frigid cold, Would surely be horrid my dear! The Winter wind whipped as it turned to Spring And we were but covered in snow, But at least we didn’t go it alone- It helps to have friends, you know!” … Continue Reading →
Ode to the Days Where Being Sticky Was Fun and We Didn’t Worry About Messes! Do these Pictures bring back fun childhood memories for you? They sure do for me! That container of Elmer’s Paste takes me right back to Elementary school craft projects in the classroom. The glue sticks remind of back to school shopping with Mom, as it was typical for her to by us each one. Who remembers Mucilage? What the heck kind of name is that for a glue anyway ? :). I used to think mucilage must have something to do with mucus when I was a child (ew), but I enjoyed applying it to things with that rubber tip it comes with. Why on earth is she talking about … Continue Reading →
It’s time for Five Minute Friday! Today’s essay idea was inspired by a dear friend in my SARK writing class via a quote she texted me (which I made in to the word image below). I’m bringing you a collaboration for the first time, where we each wrote for 5 minutes to bring you this inspired post! In our writing class we are called “Merry Life Bringer” (that’s me) and “Ray of Joy” (today’s other contributor Janice Sweetwater) Sometime I will do a post explaining these unique writing names we have! Ray of Joy’s 5 minute contribution will be in Purple and mine will be all other non purple words :). Pssst-Be on the lookout for a special audio poetry reading from her below! “Are you willing to be … Continue Reading →
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin It’s time for some poetry in Five! I am posting this a little late because I was celebrating my birthday this weekend :D. This weeks word was CHOOSE. Today’s Inspiration comes from periods of dormancy in one’s life… Are you in a spot in your life today where you are feeling like you don’t know what your purpose in life is? Have you ever felt lost, confused, hopeless, alone or just plain old stuck in mediocrity? Maybe you are even in a mess that you can’t see your way out of at present. If you can relate to this, I … Continue Reading →
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