For a different road
I pine letting grief obscure
This journey of mine.
I have just attempted yet another haiku challenge from Ronovan Writes blog using the words “pine” and “grief”. I am enjoying the challenge of trying to use such seemingly different and even opposite words in such a short poem. These prompts from Ronovan can really be a challenge to the mind. If you like poetry challenges and haiku’s then I invite you to also accept his latest challenge at this link: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/10/12/
Some time ago, a fellow writer and blogger featured me as a guest on her blog. She featured me on her “Writing on the Sly” blog and here is the link for those who would like to see my guest spot:
Angie is one of those wonderful friends in my life who is so loving and encouraging. She is an inspiration to me and to many others. And for being a full time mother with a large family, I just am baffled at how she finds the time to keep writing but she does. Oh and did I say blogs? Oh, yes, I did because she has several blogs. Like me I think she has the idea that a blog needs to have a purpose or theme and that the blog needs to remain true to that purpose. In my own blog writing, I have seen that straying from my main theme seems to throw the readers off. I am trying to be very careful of this. As I continue on my own writing journey, I am also trying to take time to learn from you the reader. What is important to you when you take special time to read my blog? I do hope you are finding something worthwhile and valuable on my page. In the meantime, I will keep on practicing and improving my writings so that my work is worthy enough to be read by others. Another common thread that Angie and I share is that we both like to write children’s stories and have hopes of publishing them. I think she is further along than I am in that venture.
To begin with, I really like her “Writing on the Sly” blog in which she writes about her own writing journey. She has a number of interesting articles there about her own writing process. And it is encouraging to me to follow her unique writing journey:
Angie is also writing the blog, “A Window into Grief” in which she shares her family’s journey of grief after losing a son. It is a very deep and touching blog which others who have also suffered loss can relate to. I did not have the opportunity to be a mom and so I have not experienced the loss of a child. I can’t fully understand the deepness of her grief but she shares about it in her own beautiful words as she and her family continue through this grieving journey one day at time:
Finally, Angie also started a “Grieving with Hope” message board shortly after the death of her son for others who are grieving to have a place to go and to be able share:
I hope you find Angie’s beautiful writings to be an inspiration and encouraging today.