Monthly Archives: September 2018

Angel Wings

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Cascade: a poetry form created by  Udit Bhatia


Angel Wings

Insightful Presence

Leading me forth

Across verdant fields

Solemnly entering

Towering Pine Forest

Bestowing Sanctum


Majestic visual aura

Sparkling rainbow colours

Radiate from the roots

Life source animate Pines

Soaring Guardians sway

Insightful Presence


Whisper on the breeze

Giant Pines calling my name

Rising echo within my heart

Colours swirling from the core

Searching for reason

Leading me forth


Ancient Guardians

Consciously still


Lift up their spirit

Welcoming wings

Across verdant fields


Voices in the sky

Draw nearer

Choral of Angels

Poised alight

Softly humming

Solemnly entering


Expansive wings

Settle on supportive arms

Forest communion

Murmur unison

Wings embrace

Towering Pine Forest


On Angels’ wings

Beloved descending

Golden light envelop me

Encircling reverent forest

Earth and Heaven merge

Bestowing sanctum

Hélène Vaillant©

Written for: WDYS Sept/25/2018



Etheree Poetry consists of 10 lines, a syllabic poem (1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10) –  rhyme: none

I used plunge for fall, undertake for try.




Fishing quay

Dog undertake

Reflexive rescue

Child in water current

Canoe capsized at rapids

Fido with a foot in his mouth

Child bobs up head first, wailing ensue

Coast Guards warmly envelop dog and child

Hélène Vaillant©

Emergency Harvest

#Haikai Challenge #52 (9/22/18): harvest #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Friday I received an emergency alert on my cell phone, a tornado was about to hit us.

As if one tornado was not enough, it ended up being three tornadoes back to back in the space of approximately 30 minutes.

A few minutes after the cell phone alert, all power went off, leaving us in the dark for three days.

Some lost homes; others are still in the dark.

Harvest collected prior to the storm scattered to four corners of darkness.

Without refrigeration at home, we lost all our food.

The good “harvest” came from solidarity within neighbourhoods; everyone helping each other.

This to me was the greatest “harvest” of all, abundant selfless caring and love for your neighbour.


turbulence chaos

where is your support system?

Neighbour at the door.



Hélène Vaillant©


What do you See? Sept/25/2018

Weekly challenge

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Welcome to “What do you See?”

Reply with a poem, haiku, tanka or short story
which represents what you (see) feel (within you) about this photo.

Write your post on your “own blog” linking back to this post with a Pingback. Or you can copy the URL of your post in the comment section.

This week’s challenge photo:

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Have a good week.


What do you See? Roundup (Sept/18/2018)

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s challenge (Sept/18/2018).

image J.

We had a beautiful Mosaic for this week’s prompt.  The mural art (photo) was a contribution by Jordan, at Jordan’s Streamings.  Thank you for this inspiring work of art photo Jordan.   Jordan, (Jordan’s Streamings)  If you click on Jordan’s link you will read the inspiring personal life experience she shared in response to this Mosaic Prompt.

Here are the Participants for this week:  (read here in comments) (read here in comments) (read here in comments)

I will post the challenge for this week on Tuesday.

Thank you all for your inspiration.


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