To Withstand the Storm

Sunshine after rain –
Cloud shapes traverse blank canvas
Of fall sky and hearts,
Endless possibility
Grows to renew the storm-worn

– Written for Silver’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge #5. Word prompts were “shapes” & “heart” or synonyms of those. Photo from Pixabay


Green Emerald Birth

Created from unlikely conditions
Her rarity is assured
Visible fractures and inclusions are
Evidence of distress and legacy
Contributing to her unique
Multifaceted formation
Hard yet fragile
Teeming with life renewed
Destined to perpetual rebirth

– Written for TweetSpeak. Poetry prompt: You’re a gem, birthstones. Photo from Wikipedia. Interesting information about emeralds found on &