Something’s Not Right #OctPoWriMo

For the 23rd day of OctPoWriMo we have the prompt “undoubtedly”; I used the word “acutely” instead. And considering it is quickly approaching Halloween I thought I’d do something a little spooky (or not LOL).

Something’s not right 

She’s acutely aware 

The scent of the forest

The feel of the air
She can’t see the

The thing that’s off

 But trusts her instincts 

Though others may scoff 
The sun’s setting fast

Soon it’ll be night

Time to move 

Time to get outta sight
The others stayed 

Despite her warning

And were no where 

To see come morning 

Winter Approaches #Tanka #OctPoWriMo

Today is the first day we have had that really feels fall-like in my neck of the woods; it’s cool, grey, and rainy. Soon the leaves will all be gone, bursts of color replaced by empty, dormant branches. 

Fall color displayed

Trees painted mountains ablaze

Winter rain moves through 

Winds cut foliage away

Grey landscape – winter draws near

Inspired by the weather and linked to the OctPoWriMo daily prompt

Handcrafted #OctPoWriMo Free Verse

Today I am feeling a little – I don’t know – melancholy, maybe. I thought to try and break away from that feeling I would just write a free verse poem for the prompt “in-depth“.

A workbench covered with tools

Many old, some new

Each have a purpose of their own

Make a design detail come alive

The time it takes is a small price

Each item handcrafted

Like days gone by

A symbol of craftsmanship

And pride

This is kind of how I feel when I am able to work on one of my hobbies: using mostly old tools and techniques, with just the power of my hands, making or restoring something the way it would have been done years ago. After a little over two weeks of a spinal stenosis flare up (I’m finally getting a bit better the last two days), I am really longing to get to my workbench. But I reckon it’ll be at least another week or so before I can even seriously hope to be able to. In the meantime, ideas will dance in my mind ….