Portraits Poetry Series #61: The Last Kiss

In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image.  With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had…

Photography: Viewing Life with the Eyes of a Child (Post #2)

Things have been busy here – running errands, going to wellness checkups, buying clothes for the kids.  It sounds crazy, but a lot gets pushed aside when you homeschool because we are too busy.  It’s not a complaint – but I do hope we can finish our errands and get back out into nature.  I’m…

Learning to Find Value Within

Look outside yourself at the beauty that surrounds you, but never look outside of yourself for confirmation of your own value.  At caterpillar does no look at itself and find itself lacking because it cannot fly.  It lives and breathes its own kind of beauty – stretching forth and existing as only it can.  A…

Choose Your Words Carefully, a poem

Do you know – You have it in you? The power to breathe life Into words and song It matters not, If you are well versed Nor if your vocabulary Reaches beyond volumes For no vocabulary exists Where one does not speak Except in kindness. © Sumyanna 2016   Submitted for The Daily Post Prompt:…

Photography: Finding Beauty in the Order of Disorder

There is a natural order to all things around us.  A certain way that life plays out – a set of rules, perhaps unknown to us, but always perceived if we take a closer look.  When I go to the gardens, I am always amazed at the brilliance of each stage of life of a…

Hate Breeds Hate, The Mother of All Lessons

  The land is parched, the sun reigns down in fervent, feverish glee but the rains refuse to come. The rains have all been washed away in tear-like repose that slowly slid across the earth – unnoticed, uncared for, and forgotten. The powerful torrents of tears have passed from years of thoughtless endeavor they quickly…

Portraits Poetry Series #60: Carry Me Home

In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image.  With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had…

Reverse Nonet: Learning to Fly Without Wings

She sheltered there, hiding – whispering tears, wind softly singing beneath her broken wings. It tests the heart, now flightless broken – wanting to rush, to run finding ways to sing without the wind. (c) Sumyanna 2017

Photography: Take a Walk (Post #2)

Again, I am going to revisit the nice walk we took last week in another city.  Essentially, we were “supposed” to go to the free gardens, but they were closed for a wedding.  They didn’t exactly mention that on their website or anything, but oh well…  At the end of the day, I am rather…

Portraits Poetry Series #59: Sometimes I See Myself

In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image.  With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had…

Photography: Take a Walk (Post #1)

This past weekend was the first time we had gone walking in a while.  Toward the end of school, things were just too hectic.  I didn’t realize how much I had missed it.  In past years, we would often take every free moment on the weekends to go hiking or at the very least, walk…