Look!, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Fandango’s One Word Challenge, FOWC. Prompt word today: ‘Look‘. You can read the full prompt post here: https://fivedotoh.com/2022/08/26/fowc-with-fandango-look/ Look! Looking, isn’t seeing. Hearing, not the same as listening. I looked at you and you seemed fine. I heard your voice, and thought you were okay. Sometimes, things feel so similar, thatContinue reading “Look!, by Britta Benson”

River, by Britta Benson

Just a little observation, today. About a river. River River doesn’t know how far she’ll have to go before she can spill into the all. She’ll reach that mouth from which she can escape into another at exactly the right time. River does, what river must at the speed of water. Obstacles, simply challenges, pointsContinue reading “River, by Britta Benson”

El Real Alcázar de Sevilla, by Britta Benson

This week, Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing prompt is ‘Alcazar’, with a word count of 76. (https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/08/20/weekend-writing-prompt-273-alcazar/). I instantly knew what I wanted to write about! My first trip to Andalucia in 1999, my very first encounter with this type of architecture and beauty. I was mesmerized. It really did feel as though I was putContinue reading “El Real Alcázar de Sevilla, by Britta Benson”

This is that feeling, by Britta Benson

This is that feeling Summer of ‘83. Thirteen, underdeveloped, ridiculous. On my white t-shirt, tiny multi-coloured stars. Yellow, green, satin shorts, no fashion sense, even back then. My rainbow rollerskates act like the wings of a mythical beast. I glide, I dart, weave. And I know: this is that feeling. Free. Wind. Fast. Me.

National Bad Poetry Day, by Britta Benson

It’s National Bad Poetry Day today. I wrote about it on Britta’s Blog (https://brittasblog422041504.wordpress.com/2022/08/18/national-bad-poetry-day/), but of course I couldn’t refuse contributing my own Bad Poetry Day poem. It had to be done… Here goes: National Bad Poetry Day At the end of a day, miles of thread that won’t weave… Lines upon lines, their texturesContinue reading “National Bad Poetry Day, by Britta Benson”

Behaving like humans, by Britta Benson

This poem was inspired by a free expressive writing workshop, run by Michelle Berberet (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/expressive-writing-zoom-workshop-fall-session-tickets-399661768107?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1). These Tuesday classes have become a fixture in my diary and I cannot recommend them highly enough. The group is simply wonderful. Supportive. Creative. Human… Behaving like humans Simple. One rule. Send love. In a breath, a thought, a word,Continue reading “Behaving like humans, by Britta Benson”

Dazzling, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt. This week, the word is ‘dazzling’ with a word count of 53. (https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/08/13/weekend-writing-prompt-272-dazzling/) Dazzling… … when you’re looking so hard for words, far and wide, all encompassing, complicated, yet oh so simple, to speak that truth from deepest within that you know is there but cannotContinue reading “Dazzling, by Britta Benson”

London Lanturne, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to my own prompt guidelines for the W3 Poetry Challenge (https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/08/10/w3-prompt-15-weave-written-weekly/). I’m in London just now and this is my attempt of describing the city in the current prolonged heat wave. I initially chose the lanturne form, simply because of the alliteration. With hindsight, though, I think it works quite well. LondonContinue reading “London Lanturne, by Britta Benson”

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