Flower of the Day Challenge #54: Plainly Gorgeous Orchid, 1st Bloom

… happy orchid mom exclaiming: “my baby is blooming yet again!” She’s the first bloom of my season!!! Waiting with bated breath for my other babies to bloom. 2023 ©Dawn Minott All Rights Reserved Like what you see? To never miss a post click HERE👈 to subscribe & follow the blog. I love hearing from …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #36: Bride Waterfall

No! It’s not a painting or a photograph. It’s a recently discovered waterfall in Peru, called “Bride waterfall”. Mother Nature is at it again. She totally rocks!!! More details/video http://bit.ly/3WS1Gg5 Why just be a body of water free falling over rocks, down a mountainside when you can flow expressively like a bride wearing a wedding …

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Souled Out for Change©️by Dawn Minott: A Tribute Poem for Dr Martin Luther King on his 94th Birthday

Some kings rule from iron thronesDisconnected from community realityYou’re the King who served from humanity’s throneWho dreamed not in black or whiteWho envisioned instead a world inclusiveYour voice, your vision a great void fillingSpeaking the language of the unheardInspiration to persevere, to never stop dreamingSummoning collective longings and eternal hopesFor a nation by its noblest …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #53: Helleborus x Hybridus—Black Beauty

… also referred to as 'Dark and Handsome' or 'Black swan'. Mother Nature totally rocks with flowers in the full range of the color spectrum including black!!! Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt 2023 ©Dawn Minott All Rights Reserved Like what you see? To never miss a post click HERE👈 …

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Life Lived in Poetry©️Dawn Minott |with audio

Before-word: Life is line upon line of experiences grouped together like stanzas, arranged like verses in a script // expressed with voice, diction, sound, rhythm, meter // understood through figures of speech, symbolism, allegory, imagery // structured in syntax and scheme // with strong, accurate, interesting words, deliberately chosen to give meaning to life — LIFE LIVED IN POETRY.

Springtime Bunny© |with audio

It’s spring time I’m abounding with joy There’s a cute little bunny that drops by the garden each spring He’s an elusive frisky little fella Ears always at attention, pointed straight up to sky like soldier resolute to flight, not fight At best I’ve managed only to stare longingly at “His Royal Cuteness” Face pressed …

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It’s Raining … Suicide©️

It’s raining young people off roofs Suicide epidemic—the numbers are proof A single gun shot aimed at the head Appearing well but next day, dead *** Don’t take it for granted you’ll see the signs Till you read another tragedy in the headlines Don’t judge by what you see on the outside It’s not always …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #48: Delicately White Rose

… garden’s last hoorah before winter sets in—delicately white roses 2022 ©Dawn Minott All Rights Reserved Like what you see? To never miss a post click HERE👈 to subscribe & follow the blog. I love hearing from you, so remember to “like” & comment. For more content start HERE👈 In creative solidarity, Dee

Love’s Beginning©

at love’s beginning conversations unending heart-beats skipping each passing moment lingering more of you and more of me unfolding you for me and me for you exchanging soul to soul connecting without words conversing  emotions revealing  deeper into love falling 2022 ©Dawn Minott All Rights Reserved Like what you see? To never miss a post …

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Today I Started My Day In A Bathtub©

Today I started my day in a bathtubNo waterNo bubblesJust me, elongated legs and arms, stretched outA fluffy pillow cushioning my back against hard porcelainSun beam piercing through the blinds bathing me in warmthThere’s a stillness in the airExcept for the steady second-hand chime of the clock on the adjacent wallEach tick-tocking reminiscent of time’s …

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Shabbat Shalom: Fragments of Prayer©

The more I think on why I pray, the more I come to realize that my prayers are really but fragments of my heart. Like when I’m compelled to stop in acknowledgement that the normalcy and routine of my life has been interrupted by the supernatural. Like when my eyes open in the morning and …

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I Wish You, Love©

I wish you—LOVE Love that never lays the blame Playing the I-love-you-more game Love that doesn’t mind being wrong Keeping vows made in tact and strong Love that always generates a smile Melting away, bridging the miles Love built firmly on faith and trust Willing to shift, make change, adjust I wish you—LOVE Love as …

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Life Lived As Poetry©

From the source of spiritual cosmologyConceived in rhythmic movementsBirthed through pulsing pushingPunctuated by intermittent pain and joy LIFE Giving leaning into the ineffableObscured in allusionsDeveloped in plotsComposed in stanzas LIFE LIVED In fragmented syntax of challenges and victoriesLinguistic coding lyrics of uninhibited joy with unimaginable sorrowAlliteration of life’s idioms of transformationReciting poignant epigrams of wondrous …

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it’s OKAY to NOT BE OKAY – World Mental Health Day | 10 October

it’s OKAY to NOT BE OKAY. Period! https://youtu.be/SXGMWuJZeeo When you're losing your focusAnd you feel too exhausted to prayDon't get lost in the momentOr give up when you're closestWhen you're down and you feel ashamedAll you need is somebody to say It's okay not to be okay 2022 ©Dawn Minott All Rights Reserved Like what …

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#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 15: Love to Love, Stays, by Dawn Minott

Honored to collaborate with Jeff and his beautiful collection of poems, “Nature Speaks” with this piece: “Love to Love Stays” Love won’t leave when love asks for more of it Love to love, stays For Love is a delicate yet strong dance Of push and pull A determined yet dual-minded … #NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in …

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Perfect In This Moment© | featured on Spillwords

Hi Blogging Friends & Readers! I’m excited to share that another of my piece, “Perfect in this Moment”, is featured on Spillwords. You may read the full poem at this link. While you’re there I’d appreciate if you’d show me/my art some love with a like and your comments. Thanks! Many thanks to Dagmara K., …

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Midweek Boost: The Thing About Creativity Is …| A Senryu

Came upon this creative body-as-canvas art in a parade in Costa Rica — Nelson “Madiba” Nelson with a peace dove. How creative uh?! Creativity More you use it, more you have Use it up? You can’t! The attention to detail!!! Astounding!!! There is no end to creativity. The week is long. The weekend is short. …

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Poem: Golden Love Breath of God©

… on the rare occasion I’m videotaped while reciting There she stoodRadiant in her beautyA shimmering, bright goddess of gold in human formTransfixedHe stares, then wills himself to speak the wordsAs if like copperConductor of electricity and heatHe draws her unto himselfAnd she surrenderedBone of his bone, flesh of his fleshWith the exchange of “I …

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End Racism, Build Peace©: International Day of Peace | 21 September

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms. It requires the building of societies where all members feel that they can flourish. It involves creating a world in which people are treated equally, regardless of their race, gender, class etc.

Board Not Bored©

Day after day she writes on white boardWords in red, black, green markers pouredSpanish words tumble off her lipsAs smooth and eloquent as the language is, she dipsPulling out phonetics, conjugation, pronunciationPatiently she teaches on language constructionDay after day repeat what was taught beforeAdding on, building, expanding, teaching moreShe teachesMind changesLanguage acquisition is no easy …

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Shabbat Shalom: What In God’s Name—Jehovah Shalom (Peace) with audio

One of the benefits of writing is that words live on in perpetuity and can be revisited. This week was very trying for me with some heavy emotional moments on issues that will deeply impact my future. By the end of the week I was emotionally spent. The week also concluded a month of intense …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #32: Iron things | a Haiku series

Iron things remindNature we can imitateNever duplicate Nature protectedShe is the only motherIrreplaceable 2022 ©Dawn Minott All Rights Reserved Like what you see? To never miss a post click HERE👈 to subscribe & follow the blog. I love hearing from you, so remember to “like” & comment. For more content start HERE👈 In creative solidarity, …

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Setting Sun© | Haiku Series

Setting sun reminds Life—not lived in the darkness Perpetually *** Intermittently Sun hides behind the night sky But light will break through 2021 ©DeeMin createdbyDEEsign.comAll rights reserved Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! Feel free to “like” or drop a comment, I love hearing from you. You may start here👈 …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #45: Embellished Lavender | a Senryu

Lavender, lilies Draped splendidly in allure Round-star-shaped wonders 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. Like what you see? Read more here👈 I love hearing from you, so remember to “like”, comment. And subscribe/follow the blog👈 to never miss a post. …

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