Blog, Meditation, Mindfulness, Poetry, Writing

Meditative Journey

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We’ve reached my fourth and last writing prompt of this series. It’s been a useful exercise and helped me focus on different subjects.  The highlight was Childhood Memories post by JC, of life during the London Blitz in WWII.

 For my last week, I hope to capture some of the peace I try to achieve with my daily meditation practice. I’ve always wanted to try writing poetry for meditation; with this in mind, I thought it would be an interesting twist for my final week using writing prompts.

My prompt this week is,

Shut your eyes and imagine your drifting along in a boat. Where are you going to? What places have you seen on your journey? 

I’ve always been interested in Meditation and Mindfulness and I try to practice daily. You could use my poem to aid your meditation practice with the use of imagery.

💦 Meditative Journey On Water 💦 

 

Drifting through the water

It feels light to touch

As my boat swims along

 

Fluffy tufts of wispy 

Brilliant white cloud 

Reflect in the cool water

 

Distorted shapes contort

Whilst my boat glides through

Forming striking aqua tones 

 

My adventure is surreal 

Just floating dreamily 

In watery surrounds 

 

Natures birdsong captures

The peace I seek 

With a light airy feel

 

Poem by Nick 

 

Blog, Poetry, Writing

Favourite flavours

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If your new to my site. I have been working with a variety of writing prompts over the last few weeks. It’s week 3 and this week I’ve been thinking about flavours. I’ve written two poems, my first poem It’s Just?… is based on the prompt below. My second poem is more about memories related to a particular flavour.

Opening up a box of chocolates and selecting a favourite one. Describe why you selected it.

It’s Just?…

Inside

My chocolate 

Box?

Which one

Is best

Should it

Be

Soft centred 

Orange?

Perhaps 

A

Hard brittle 

Toffee?

Or maybe 

It’s the only 

One

I would choose 

A whole box 

Of 

Just Strawberry!

Poem by Nick

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Strawberries 

Taste of summer 

I remember 

A sunny afternoon 

In

Strawberry picking fields

Row 

Upon

Row

Of

Red berry fruit

Taste

Juicy and sweet 

I see

Overhead swifts fly

High 

In the sky

Then 

I head home 

To make jam

In a preserving pan

Strawberries 

Are cooking well

Now

Jam sugar added

And finally

A lingering sweet 

Scent

Hangs

In the light air

Poem by Nick

If you would like to join me in writing a story, poem or descriptionthere’s still time to have a go using the writing prompt belowin no more than 150 words in total.

I will publish each one in a themed post on my site next week. (Subject to work being suitable for publication, is not offensive, abusive and does not contravene any laws in any way.)

I will also write something for each theme and hopefully there will be a number of writing styles to compare. 
Please send in work by the date listed with a written note giving me permission to publish your item on my site. I look forward to reading your work and letting others share your amazing stories.

So here is my writing prompt for a short story, poem or description. 

Week 4 

To be published on 25th June, please send in by 23rd June

Shut your eyes and imagine your drifting along in a boat. Where are you going to? What places have you seen on your journey? 

Blog, Dandelion, Flowers, Poetry, Writing

The clock flower

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The Clock Flower

One puff,

Two puffs,

Three or more

How many breaths

To find the hour?

 

Fluffy globe

Like flower

Your seeds

Float effortlessly

Through the air

 

Four puffs

Five puffs

Six, surely no more?

Now I know

The Secret hour…

Poem by Nick

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