truth is a sweet universe

standing in fog

with hole-punched heart

i cannot regret the garden

its many faces

mere moments in time

belonging to wildflowers


staccato rain falling

(noticed more often in summer)

rain knowing its place

in the universe

defining destination

i struggle silently

spilling first drafts

into puddles


land of a

thousand words



shall i be lenient?



true to my words and senses

of course I will

I shall call it acceptance


by Mary Ann blinkhorn


Written for Three Word Wednesday at:

This week’s words:  fog, struggle, lenient

30 thoughts on “truth is a sweet universe

  1. Mondrak says:

    That is fantastic.

  2. love the image “spilling first drafts……..”

  3. I like the image of “spilling first drafts” too, and of “staccato rain falling”. Very descriptive.

  4. Sheilagh Lee says:

    lovely imagery in this piece.

  5. elizabeth says:

    I like it!

  6. sandy says:

    Wow, I love this!

  7. Sometimes we can only breathe in a poem, this, to me, is one that flows in and around my heart and mind~beautiful beautiful beautiful ~Blessings friend ~Deborah

  8. Gill Mojo says:

    I am really terrible at understanding poetry. If it is any more complicated than Pam Ayres, I’m usually lost, but I did love the imagery of the staccato rain and the spilled first drafts.

  9. ManicDdaily says:

    This is lovely. Creative, vivid, quirky, clever. Thanks. (I like the doodles too.) k.

  10. Superb – those first three lines are like a flower. Perfect. x

  11. Invoking so many images that connect to a deeper meaning. Great free verse!!!

  12. BuddhaKat says:

    lovely, most lovely… I love free verse… thanks for the like, btw!!!


  13. I really liked this. I don’t often have time to read LONG poems but this one caught my attention and I couldn’t stop reading. Have posted it on Facebook and tweeted it also. Thank you for sharing it!

  14. eotezine says:

    Interesting blogsite you have here. Am following you as always looking for new talent for my online ‘zine.

    • mypenandme says:

      What a lovely compliment. Thank you. I can count the number of times on one hand, that I’ve submitted anything to anyone–so if you see anything that interests you, or if you’re looking for submissions on a particular theme, kindly let me know. I am kind of rushing around now–getting ready for work. I will check out your zine later. 🙂

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