This month’s theme is a haiku written by Sue Vincent:

clouds cover the moon,
beyond dawn’s pale horizon
sun rises unseen

©2020 Sue Vincent

Please use the above haiku to inspire your own syllabic poetry. There’s a lot to unpack in these words. What will your interpretation be? Go where the words take you.

Ode to Sue’s Haiku

A blanketed veil of moisture obscures the Orb of Night
At a distance morn’s bleached hues detectable at a distant perspective
Scorching star lifts up sans cognizance
A regenerated diurnal course ensues.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Thursday photo prompt: #writephoto

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Ribbons in the fairy garden 

Blow in the breezes so soft 

Colors for each and all to enjoy 

Branches keep them aloft. 

Promises whispered 

Wishes can come true 

Into the fairy garden 

An angel walks with you. 

Set your heart on your sleeve 

And allow fairies to share 

The love that they know is desired

Breezes blow love in the air.

©2020 CBialczak Poetry


Written for Sue’s prompt: https://scvincent.com/2020/08/13/thursday-photo-prompt-clouded-writephoto/


As the storm clouds began to roll over the low range mountains, we could hear the silence and the smell of moss and fresh cut grass filled our nostrils and our minds, reminding us that this green comes when the clouds roll in.  

Clouds roll on the land 
Covering the ground with life 
Fear was never here. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Thursday photo prompt: Vista #writephoto

This week’s prompt ~ Vista

Written for Sue’s challenge: https://scvincent.com/2020/07/09/thursday-photo-prompt-vista-writephoto/

Heading down

Coming around the corner of the sloping hill I could see how far the path went. I was hoping to get to the end; however, I wasn’t sure how I would get back to where I started. This was the easier way to go, starting at the top vista of the mountain, and heading down. I didn’t have the physical stamina to start at the bottom and walk up the path. Being here by myself, although peaceful, was worrisome. What if I didn’t make it down to the bottom? What if I got to the bottom and everyone was gone for the day? What if I got to the end of the path and I was told I had to go back the way I came? I think I’d try to call for an Uber. I wonder if Uber drivers come out this far. It was worth a shot, otherwise I might have to hitchhike my way back. I left my car about 15 minutes higher up the mountain. Maybe I should just turn around now and go back while I still had energy and a little bit of water. Nah, going down was much more relaxing and rewarding, especially for my sore bones.  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction

Thursday photo prompt

Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt

Welcome to this week’s #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt ~ Soar

Wanting to soar

Will the wings of the geese carry me to you? 

Will the clouds in the sky hold me up to see you? 

Will the rain wash away my sorrow? 

Upon the wings of geese, I wish I could soar 

Upon the clouds I wish I could sit and wait for you 

Falling like rain my tears try to wash away sadness.  

For another day will bring sun 

Another day will be void of dark clouds 

And allow the geese to rest before flight.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Thursday #writephoto

For Sue’s challenge: https://scvincent.com/2020/05/21/thursday-photo-prompt-painted-writephoto/


Love is born

If I could paint my love for you 
I’d find the things that made me smile 
With all the color and the hue 
I’d search and search every mile. 

I’d walk the bridges that were built 
to span the waterway 
I’d soar the skies and search the clouds 
Forever and a day. 

And in the end it would all come back 
to peaceful, green and new 
Life begins when love is born, 
My love is born for you.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Thursday #writephoto

This is for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto. I may be a week late but better late than never, right? https://scvincent.com/2020/05/14/thursday-photo-prompt-dance-writephoto/

The word is dance

The big day

They told me this would be an okay spot, but now I’m not so sure. I mean it is a long walk to the actual dancing area. What if the day was hazy like it is now? How would my pictures come out? There are so many questions about this, and I want to get everything right for my big day.  

Bethany told me that the hazy weather was better for pictures. But I wanted sun on my day! 

Marcy told me people will walk the extra few feet to be able to celebrate my wedding with me in such a beautiful space.  I didn’t want people too tired from walking to not want to dance!

David told me to book whatever place I liked best.  

Suddenly, I was realizing this wasn’t going to be as easy as I thought. There was a lot of thought that had to go into the planning, and I wasn’t sure I could go it alone. Time to call Darcy. She’s always given me the best advice!  

©2020 CBialczak Fiction