Heart of Stone, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to The Procrastinators’ Sunday Writing Prompts. Theme this week: ‘Affairs of the heart’. Prompt 1: Heart of Stone. Here’s a link to the post: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2022/07/25/sunday-writing-prompts-affairs-of-the-heart/ I liked the concept of a heart of stone. Tempting. Mine is mush. Soft mush, with more flaws than I would like, but hey ho, it’s myContinue reading “Heart of Stone, by Britta Benson”

Advice on taking, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to the Procrastinators’ Five Word Challenge. The words this week: take, displace, cause, power, need. You can find all of their Sunday Writing Prompts here: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2022/07/17/sunday-writing-prompts-movie-night/ Advice on taking Take what you need, but be generous with all that you’ve got. Displace only what you must, and in the most polite mannerContinue reading “Advice on taking, by Britta Benson”

Shadow Soul, by Britta Benson

Shadow Soul The sea cut my shadow in half, left my feet safe and dry, and then swallowed my other head, drowned my second heart, late winter sun in my back. My shadow self knows about acceptance. This dark, tender soul, stretches far into unknowns, like a very slim poem, thin shades of wisdom onContinue reading “Shadow Soul, by Britta Benson”

A growing appreciation of grey, by Britta Benson

This poem is my response to the writing prompt ‘Green’ on The Procrastinators. Here’s the link to the prompt post: https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2022/03/13/sunday-writing-prompts-st-patricks-day/ A growing appreciation of grey I never cared much about green. Wanted it greener, like that infamous grass on the other side, pastures new, out of bounds, out of bite and still always, alwaysContinue reading “A growing appreciation of grey, by Britta Benson”

Broken, by Britta Benson

Here is my response to ‘The Procrastinators’ Midweek Writing Prompt. https://theprocrastinators58220236.wordpress.com/2022/03/09/midweek-writing-prompt-broken/ I actually like the prompt sentence ‘Only I could have broken you like this’ and feel it could be a poem on its own. So here are my two versions. Short and not quite so short. What do you think? Which one is stronger?Continue reading “Broken, by Britta Benson”

New, by Britta Benson

New New dawn. New adventures. Departures. Change. Starting over, perhaps? I want new. I don’t want new. Bit of a conundrum. What do I want? New, but not too scary. Not too boring either. Moderately exciting? I’m hard to please, when it comes to new. It was a different story twenty years ago. I couldn’tContinue reading “New, by Britta Benson”

Farewell, by Britta Benson

This poem has been prompted by the Five Word Challenge on ‘The Procrastinators’ website. The five words were: Farewell, shower, protect, eye, blue. https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/114832769/posts/3815408876 Farewell Farewell, fare badly, experience the lot. Sunshine and showers, autumn leaves and spring flowers, somewhere between bluebells and snowdrops, get lost, found, meander. Farewell, fare badly, wander, keep your eyesContinue reading “Farewell, by Britta Benson”

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