Blog, Meditation, Mindfulness, Poetry, Writing

Meditative Journey

beautiful boat daylight foggy
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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, Writing

Secrets inside a Deserted House

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Following on from last weeks launch of my writing prompt posts; I will make a start with the first prompt, which was;

A deserted house sits at the corner of the street. It’s been vacant for years, no one goes in, no one comes out. What’s the story? (approx 150 words)

Secrets inside a deserted house

Through a hole in the rickety fence, I see an overgrown mass of weeds. I clamber through them to a huge wooden door. As I approach I can see it’s open and inside a large oak table is covered in a thick layer of dust.

A creaky floorboard moves as I walk across it and I briefly glance at the floor. Below where I am stood, I notice a door partially hidden in the floor. It looks like someone was disturbed when they were shutting it, as it’s been left slightly open. 

I sit for a moment thinking about the house I’m in.  It’s been empty for years now; I’ve never seen anyone go in or out. If I go through the door, could I become one of the forgotten souls? Lifting the door carefully I look inside. It’s completely black. I climb into the darkness and I’m gone!… 

I hope you enjoyed my short story this week.

If you would like to join me over the next few weeks, your writing can be a short story, poem or descriptionin no more than 150 words in total.

I will publish each one in a themed post on my site over the next few weeks. (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 are my writing prompts for a short story, poem or description. 

Week 2 

To be published on 11th June, please send in by 9th June

Think back to your childhood days and recall a memory of something that made a firm impression on you. 

Week 3 

To be published on 18th June, please send in by 16th June

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

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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Birthday, Blog, Poetry, Writing

Birthday Verse…

chocolate cupcake with white and red toppings
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🎈
Birthday Verse 🎈

Today

Is

A Special Day.

To

Celebrate

Your Birth.

We were

Blessed

When you

Arrived

Here on

Earth.

Take time to

Unwrap

Presents, 🎁

And eat plenty

Of cake, 🍰

Then.

Choose a

Moment,

To relax,

And savour

Every

Kind thought

This day

Has brought.

🎁 Happy Birthday! 🎁

Poem by Nick

Dedicated to Linda and Ian both celebrating their birthdays soon…We’ve all been through so much recently. Keep safe and enjoy your day.
I found a Cake meditation  on Insight timer recently; I thought was  a really good way of doing something mindfully.