Haibun Thinking: Progress

Newly returned Haibun Thinking is on Art Week this week, with a choice between a photo from Sally at My Beautiful Things and a piece of art from Anja of Oh Pithy Me. I have chosen the photo. If you want to know about the challenge and what it entails, and what a Haibun is, then click the link above and have a read. If you want to see what others have written then click on this link here

© Sally - My Beautiful Things

© Sally – My Beautiful Things

.Life began millennia ago
Thousands of years, and ages past
At the time is seems slow
But in reality goes by so fast

Dinosaurs and spiders
Raptors and crocodiles
Winged creatures – gliders
Fish with big toothy smiles

A meteor destroys them
Makes way for Neanderthal
Not wearing stones or gems
In fact, wearing nothing at all

Many centuries go past
As man starts to grow
Each age adds to the last
Forcing leaders to show

Inventors come forth
Giving us enhancement
Man gets stuck in a rut
In need of advancement

The intelligence of man
Comes up with a solution
Nothing ever goes as planned
They destroy us with pollution

fish with seven eyes
lobsters the size of a house
progress destroys us

© A Forbes 2014

Visitors In The Sculpture

When Nia spotted my last post, she noticed that there were what appeared to be a pair of monks in the centre of the sculpture. I waited until a couple of people had moved away from the centre, but never noticed the monks until we walked further along, and I didn’t see them in the photo. Nia suggested I crop the photo, so here is the new version. I have blurred out the edges so the people at the sides are not the focus.

London (5-1)

All About Me?

Ralph and I have decided that we would create a blog post based on my post, “Dating Sites Are a Rip Off”. We would both write a “singles ad” with mine based on the comments of that post, and post them at the same time. Therefore, this post is from what people have said about me. I will say that Sandra from Quirky Books commented a while ago that I should use my blog as a platform to find someone. She said there are plenty of women out there who like me. That does sound uncomfortable saying that. Oh well, here goes.

After the suggestion of using the blog as a platform as a way of finding a date, or a prospective partner, I stated that I am worried about not receiving a response and embarrassing myself by having a post just sitting there gathering dust. I miss cuddles on the sofa whilst watching TV or reading together, or playing silly games. I miss cooking for someone else other than my children or myself.  I have no idea if anyone likes me romantically, (preferably in my own country as I have difficulty getting elsewhere in the world).

I am a romantic, I like writing poetry and I feel I would be able to write specific poetry for a person as well. I have been described by fellow bloggers as “having a good heart”, “nice hair”, “not bad-looking”, “have a wonderful spirit”.

I am missing that one person to spend my time with. To enjoy evenings, days, sunset walks and just sitting on the beach. I have no idea if that person is there for me, but you never know.

My email address is on my about page.

If you are after someone different, then how about Ralph? The photo is that of Ralph, not me. I would be impressed if you managed to find a photo of me as I tend to remove them.

This is Ralph, not me. I am slightly younger


Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman

What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?

All images are from the internet and thanks go to original artists.


Awake by dayKnight
Asleep by night
The Sandman comes
To start a fight

Dreams of cars
Dreams of bikes
Dreams of swords
Dreams of pikes

gothicloveDreams of roads
Dreams of sea
Dreams of you
Dreams of me

Sandman comes
And sprinkles dust
Gives dreams of love
And sometimes lust

Running racesNightmare
Triumphs had
Suddenly changing
From good to bad

Nightmare horrors
Death and pain
Molten lava
Acid rain

Running hard
But nowhere fast
Looking down
Legs in casts

Dantes Peak 5Sandman laughs
Sandman whoops
Sandman has you
Jumping hoops

Sandman leaves
As night time ends
He never tires
Or makes new friends

Awake with a start
From alarms and chimes
Hopefully Sandman will
Miss you next time


© A Forbes 2014

Other people the Sandman has touched:
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  3. London – night colours | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  4. Olympics and Sleep: You Winsome and You Luge Some | DCMontreal: Blowing the Whistle on Society
  5. Calling on Morpheus | MC’s Whispers
  6. Exit Light, Enter Night | Knowledge Addiction
  7. Sleep | Kate Murray
  8. Daily Prompt: Mr Sandman | Purplesus’ Blog
  9. The Daily Prompt and A Short Story; The Community Organizer Vs. The Community | The Jittery Goat
  10. Early to Bed | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  11. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  12. Post of the day: Mr Sandman | Love your dog
  13. DP Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman: | Sabethville
  14. Daily Prompt: “Mr. Sandman” | The Mind of Profex
  15. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  16. Late Night Realizations | Moxie In The Making
  17. I guess that buzz is why The Morning Person Types are happy | thoughtsofrkh
  18. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman- Facts About The “Right” Way To Sleep | Journeyman
  19. Bed Time | wisskko’s blog
  20. Daily Prompt: Mr Sandman | imagination
  21. Sleepin’ on Submarines | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  22. Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman | That Montreal Girl
  23. (Not) The Princess and the Pea: Finding Sleep in Strange Beds | Kosher Adobo
  24. My sleep routine | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  25. o I can’t sleep at night but just the same | eastelmhurst.a.go.go