Winter Holiday – A Haiku

Winter Holiday - A Haiku

twinkle in their eyes
cold winter celebrations
sweet magic abounds

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

This post was inspired by the Daily Post prompt: Getting Seasonal.

This season is special to me out of many reason. A few, I want to mention here are my daughter’s and son’s birthdays, and our Yule celebrations, which all fall together within a matter of a week and a half. So while hectic, it is a beautiful time to share and spend time together. I am currently drying some apples and oranges for the table decorations for the Winter Solstice celebration, and will purchase the last few candles needed to be put on the altar.

I wish you all a joyful and peaceful holiday season, however you choose to celebrate it!

Winter Solstice – A Haiku

 

sweet winter solstice
as darkness embraces the world
renewed hope appears

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

The Sounds of Nature

The Sounds Of Nature - A Haiku

the soft, gentle melody
as ocean breeze moves my hear
natures sound comforts

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014

This post was inspired by the Daily Prompt ” Cue the Violins”

365 Ways To Attract Good Luck by Richard Webster – A Review

365 Ways to Attract Good Luck - A Review

Title: 365 Ways to Attract Good Luck
Author: Richard Webster
Release Date: Oct. 2014
Publisher: Llewellyn
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A surprisingly practical, while simple book. Well written and to the point, each tip is grounded in habits that can be easily adopted. While this book does not bring up anything new, it does put it into a package that might finally get the reader to actually follow through on the self-help and luck techniques many of us have read, many times. A bite-size quick read!

A Literary Minded Witch – A Daily Prompt Post

You Should Be Writing

Today’s daily prompt made me cackle, I mean laugh out loud, scaring the poor dogs who are still trying to get used to my hyper minded new morning routine self.

A literary-minded witch gives you a choice: with a flick of the wand, you can become either an obscure novelist whose work will be admired and studied by a select few for decades, or a popular paperback author whose books give pleasure to millions. Which do you choose?

From one literary-minded Witch to another: where in the world can I find a spell that would actually do this? Oh, that’s right, it is called taking action, doing it myself, working hard, practicing my Craft (both the actual Craft and the craft of writing). There are no short cuts, but there is determination.

But that rambling does not answer the question, so here is the answer:

I don’t want to be studied, examined or used as a lesson in some college writing course, which the students will forget about, as soon as the final exam hits. My books should not sit on the shelves collecting dust, or on the list of what one should read – but actually never does.

No, I choose to be the paperback author, because I get to touch more people that way. I get to entertain, allow you to dream, forget about your problems, maybe inspire you to write your own books. I want to be the one who wrote the book, that was made into a movie, or the author you can hardly wait to read another novel from. THAT is not just an answer that comes from out of nowhere. It is an actual goal of mine, one I was working on this morning, before I read this prompt and scared the pets.

It is was I will do, because I know my Why, my reason why I want it to happen. I want to entertain you (okay, maybe you can also learn something from me, that would be a bonus – like I learned from so many others over the last few months, reading their books). Of course there are many other reasons, but I am not going to write about that right now.

Witchy Room

So, now I am going back into my Witchy room (yes, I actually have one of them), sit at the desk next to my Altar, which has a Wand on it, and work on what actions I need to take to make this happen.

To whomever came up with this question: A sincere Thank You from the bottom of my Witchy-Heart.

Here are some answers other people gave to this prompt:

http://moreactionresearch.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/thats-easy/

http://tombalistreri.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/lasting-impression/

http://sugarcoatingsince91.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/obscure/

http://lindaswritingblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/easy-choice/

Loving Mother

Loving Mother

kindness
benevolent love
protectress of those in your care
tenderness and ultimate
compassion

This poem was inspired by my connection to the Mother Goddess, in her form of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion. The poem is written in the form of cinquain.

Here is what other bloggers posted:

http://readingwritingeverything-heather.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/celebrating-summer-holidays-week-one-of.html

http://jeffchapmanwriter.blogspot.com/2014/08/celebrate-small-things-1-august-ctst.html

http://eclecticali.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/whats-your-angle/

http://www.cherdoontheflipside.com/2014/07/friday-whyday-once-again.html

 

 

 

Have a blessed day!

Where The Wild Things Grow

A Poem - Where The Wild Things Grow

Find me, where the wild things grow
beneath the darkness
shattered only by the light of the moon.
Alive I feel here,
in the midst of the cycles of life,
growing as they grow, letting go as they let go
Meet me, where the Gods reside
in the midst of creation far removed from the
walls of concrete and steel,trading warmth
for the lifelessness of human fabrications.
© Claudia Blanton 2013This post is a part of the Daily Prompt. It asked today, what element of another city we visited, would we clone. I would clone the vast amount of public parks that where a part of the area, I grew up in (Southern Germany). The above poem  describes my connection to that large amount of nature, we roamed in freely as children.

Here is a list of other fellow Daily Prompt participants, enjoy!

http://meaningunfolding.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/city-planners-notre-dame/

http://agirllikemee.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/i-wanna-steal/

http://lovehappynotes.com/2014/05/21/the-simple-life-a-treasure-to-remember/

http://monicleblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/12/missing-ethnic-food/