Dark Heart… #Poetry



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Dark Heart

I did not fall from heaven

as a shining star.

Evil was my intent

to enter men’s hearts

yet many are too strong

my quote unfulfilled.

I am left to wonder,

to search for the darker

regions of men’s hearts

for I know there are many.

Dark thoughts floating  free

they belong to someone.

I will find them

to dwell on the darker meaning…


Something to Think About – The R’s of Life – Romance, A modern fairy story by Sally Cronin

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Last week was Valentine’s Day so I shared a post I wrote for USA Today Bestselling Romance author Jacquie Biggar’s website last year – on the subject of keeping the magic of romance alive every day.

In respect of this series, where I explore some of the key elements of our modern lives, I take a light-hearted look at love and romance. Well partly light-hearted, as there are some elements of this universally sought after state of bliss that can be from the dark side.

I thought I would share my modern fairy story with you and the things I have learnt along the way.

Have you ever wondered why the classic fairy stories that involve a beautiful farmer’s daughter, scullery maid or even a princess, who are swept off their feet by a handsome and rich stranger on a white horse; end with the words ‘And they lived happily…

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For the want of a Knight – Guest Post by, Jim Webster…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Benor glared at his wine glass. Tallis was talking, and Benor was ignoring him and thinking about something entirely different. This wasn’t a problem, Tallis merely needed an audience and Benor just wanted to mope. He was a fully qualified cartographer, trying to produce a guide to the city of Port Naain, and instead of getting on with that, he found himself doing all sorts of casual work just to put food on the table. Tallis said, “So could you do that?”
Realising Tallis had stopped talking, Benor frantically tried to re-run the monologue in his head and realised he’d not heard any of it.
“Could I do what?”
Tallis sighed. “Could you find the Chevalier of Windcutter Keep?”
“I don’t know, who’s lost him and where?”
“Benor, have you listened to a word I’ve said?”
“Yes but I got distracted.”
“Well in short, this afternoon, at an ‘at home’ I was assisting a patron with, I…

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Bill and Ben?

The Silent Eye

“Stand still…” I placed the newly-found basis of a godly crown upon his head.

“I am not wearing a plant pot on my head!” To be fair, I should probably have waited until there was nobody else in this section of the garden centre, but we were on a mission. And I needed the right sized plant pot.

“No-one will ever know.” He had little cause for complaint… I’d be wearing one too, seeing as I could not have the glorious golden crown of ancient Sumer.

It would be my job to make sure that we did not end up looking like a latter-day Bill and Ben… but a little ingenuity and gold paint should do the trick.

“Well, our ‘Ben’ will be playing Gilgamesh…”

“…and Gilgamesh was called Bilgamesh in the Akkadian version of the story…”

“Wiki says that translates roughly as ‘the ancestor was a young-man.'”


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Creating The Wheel of the Year

Widdershins, the Shaman

It’s difficult, nigh impossible, to understand this Spiritual path without first understanding the Cycles of the Earth, the Great Mother. And it all begins with the Wheel.

The Wheel of the Year is a diagrammatic and spiritual representation of what happens to this planet throughout the full turning of the eight seasons of the Solar Year. Like all things that are reflective of Mother Earth, there are many levels of information that add a unique richness and depth to the imagery we use to represent Her. The Spiritual Teachings I use in my work are a reflection of that connection to Mother Earth.

With this explanation I will only use two layers, although there are many other ways that can be explored at leisure.

For example: Colours of the rainbow plus black; Power Centers (chakras, in some Traditions) of the body, plus psychic space, or Spirit; Animals or…

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Snow, Prelude, and a Shaman-y Post

Widdershins Worlds

Prelude, the print version is now up and running!!! Herewith be it! … I’m not sure why the ebook and print editions have different pages, but the ways of the ‘Zon are not for mortals to decipher, nor are they for the fainthearted. It’s also available in the UK, Canada, etc too. Just type in the title, and subtitle (Prelude – the Gaining of Shamanic Wisdom) and away you go.


When last we hear from our intrepid SNOW!!!™ reporter she had discovered that snow really does form ‘snowflake’ shapes.

Alas, her joy was not to last.

The -20C gusty winds blew most of the fluffy snow away to parts unknown, and our sad SNOW!!!™ reporter was sad …

Sad Widder

Even the windsocks were sad Even the windsocks were sad

But, lo and behold, the very next day …

Happy windsocks Happy windsocks

Our SNOW!!!™ reporter and her spouse shoveled the snow off…

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Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 124 #SynonymsOnly

The Faery Whisperer


Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry?

Here are your two words for this week:

Game & Trouble

HERE’S THE CATCH:You can’t use the prompt words!SYNONYMS ONLY!Except for the first challenge of the month ~ then, the poets get to choose their own words. ❤

PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.

This challenge is for Haiku, Senryu, Haiga, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree, Nonet, Shadorma, and Cinquain poetry forms. Freestyle rhyming poetry is not part of this challenge. Thank you. ❤

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge, you can write your poem in one of the forms defined below. Click on the links to learn about each form:






CINQUAIN& the variations on

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Azure Black Tango

Sun in Gemini

It’s a slow, slow tango

An explosion of deepest bright

A passion written in held-back movement

A surrender to the night

That follows…

As, soft within the darkness

The folds of black reverse

And singing not heard in daylight

Is loosed upon the universe

In perfect union.

© Stephen Tanham

Stephen Tanham is a director of theSilent Eye School of Consciousness, a not-for-profit organisation that helps people find a personal path to a deeper place within their internal and external lives.

The Silent Eye provides home-based, practical courses which are low-cost and personally supervised. The course materials and corresponding supervision are provided month by month without further commitment.

Steve’s personal blog,Sun in Gemini,is at stevetanham.wordpress.com.

You’ll find friends, poetry, literature and photography there…and some great guest posts on related topics.

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