Recipe, by Britta Benson

I love participating in Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompts. This week, the word is ‘Recipe’ and the wordcount 36. So here we go, my 36 word poem. Enjoy! Recipe If it’s cake: Butter! If it’s bread: Allow time. If it’s love: Kindness, kindness, always. And then some. If it’s life or any other journey:Continue reading “Recipe, by Britta Benson”

Karma Bank Rules, by Britta Benson

Just a wee fun one, today, the result of an Expressive Writing Workshop I attended, led by Michelle Berberet, and inspired by Sonia Sanchez’s poem ‘Sonku (what i want)’. We’re always full of wants and wishes. Here’s my little take on wanting. Karma Bank Rules Hey, hey, this is how life works. It’s an invisibleContinue reading “Karma Bank Rules, by Britta Benson”

Capricious, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt. The word this week: Capricious. In 55 words. So here’s my go: Capricious This is odd, this is sudden, a notion, a nudge, a wink. I blink. Could this be the long awaited nod from destiny or simply stupidity squared? Who cares? Let’s go hellContinue reading “Capricious, by Britta Benson”

Friendship, by Britta Benson

I enjoy responding to other writers’ prompt challenges. Today, I wrote a poem in response to Rebecca Cuningham’s February 2022 Pareado challenge with the theme of friendship. Friendship Through that purple door, the green, the yellow, each gate a portal, trust, a glow, the flow of hope, a threshold to another soul. Up thatContinue reading “Friendship, by Britta Benson”

Heart, by Britta Benson

This poem was prompted by ‘The Procrastinators’ Midweek Writing Prompt. Heart Heart. Just a fistsize muscle that holds the secrets of my world in its continuous dance and drums ta-dum code until the end of time. Heart. Just an unsightly lump, flanked by my lungs, kept safe, warm, hidden, underneath layers and lobes, hopesContinue reading “Heart, by Britta Benson”

Love, wintering, by Britta Benson

Right now, I enjoy responding to prompts I find on other blogs. Today, I chose ‘forgetful’ from the Word of the Day Challenge. Here goes: Love, wintering We are rooting for spring, burrowing deep and deeper into the folds of our soil. We retreat, return to our core, explore the darker corners of forgetfulness,Continue reading “Love, wintering, by Britta Benson”

Blankets, by Britta Benson

A poem about blankets? Yes. And can I tell you a secret? I actually really loved this prompt. Blankets. What’s not to like? I’m sitting here, all snuggled up, wintering underneath lots of layers. Here are my musings. Enjoy! Blankets Snow protects my spring underneath a duvet. The yellow quilt from my childhood still holdsContinue reading “Blankets, by Britta Benson”

February, by Britta Benson

Today’s poem is a direct response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt. The challenge: write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 42 words, inspired by ‘Flummox’ Here’s my little piece. I gave it the title February, which is word number 43 and completely optional… February Thunder and lightening, snow, sleet, slush, mush,Continue reading “February, by Britta Benson”

Wintering, by Britta Benson

This little poem birthed itself while I was working on a longer piece today. So here’s my encore, my offcut. I like it a lot. Wintering Somewhere between that glacial lagoon and the storm beach one thought from here bumps into another from there. Most ideas compost themselves. Some however, return like sea glass. Hagstones.Continue reading “Wintering, by Britta Benson”

Mountaineering for Beginners, by Britta Benson

I’ve got a piece of expressive writing for you today. Here goes. Mountaineering for beginners Life throws stuff in my way all the time. It’s what life does. Mostly small fry, easy peasy. Sometimes chunky, meaty bits. And then, just to keep things interesting and me on my tippie toes, drum roll, ta-daa! Life occasionallyContinue reading “Mountaineering for Beginners, by Britta Benson”

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