Before the Warmth


before the warmth

of tears, eyelashes clink with frost

in winter darkness


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #848 Frosted Grass, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Elmore James –

bookscover2cover Crimea 1854

Another story of mine has been posted at bookscover2cover; called Crimea 1854, it can be read by clicking on the link. I wrote this for an online prompt that required a story of 100 words or fewer using the following quote as inspiration:

Her pale face was the lantern
By which they read in life’s dark book
– RS Thomas On the Farm

That quote made me think of Florence Nightingale. And, to finish, here’s the New York Dolls –