Monday, 22 April 2019

NaPoWriMo Revival - Day 22

Hello Readers,

Welcome to my revival of this year's NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge. Today's poem is inspired by one of my best friends - my pen. I hope you enjoy reading it, as much as I enjoyed writing.

(Image credited to StockSnap, Pixabay)

Unity

Your ink ignites my inspiration,
As you bleed in blended blues,
A carefully crafted collaboration,
Molding mysteries, solving clues,
Whether you scrape or scribe,
Doodle, or draw,
I'll obey and adore,
Painfully patient, as I
Practise my craft, endlessly enduring,
Each and every written draft,
In ritualistic rumination,
Untangling twisted tongues,
You invoke interpretation,
You're the breath within my lungs,
With every stroke you take,
You immortalise my soul,
And, in all that we create,
I'll never feel alone.

Thanks for reading,
Louise. 



Sunday, 21 April 2019

Happy Easter, NaPoWriMo, and News

Hello Readers,

First of all I'd like to wish you all a very happy Easter, wherever you are, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Spring Bunnies design from my organic clothing collection: Louise Lake Designs

Also, while we're on the topic of Easter, I am desperately trying to ressurect this year's NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge, from today until the end of the month.
I won't lie, this year's challenge has been somewhat of a struggle for me, as I've been burning the candle at both ends for far too long, and as a result I've completely burned myself out. However, I am determined to post more poems before the month is out, so please bare with me.

Earlier this week, I also received some fantastic news. Around a month ago, I applied to the Topwrite's Young Writer's Program, for a place at Swanwick Summer School for Writer's, and I got in! So, there'll definitely be a post on how I got on, and what Swanwick is like, coming later this year.

You can find out more information about Topwrite and Swanwick here:

Topwrite and Swanwick

Thanks for reading,
Louise.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 14

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 14 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge, where I'll be writing a poem a day throughout April.
Today, I decided to write a thought provoking rhyme about never giving up on your dreams. I hope it inspires you to dream big, because everyone deserves to achieve their dreams!






(Image credited to Mysticsartdesign, Pixabay)

Dream Flight 

What is life,
Without a chance?
But moments of,
Backward glance,
Reaching through,
Closed windows,
Hope to reap,
Seeds never sown,
Many say dreams,
Fantasise,
Here's a word,
For all the wise,
Don't give up,
Or fail to try,
Reach for the stars,
And you'll fly.

Thanks for reading,
Louise.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 13

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 13 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge, where I'll be writing a poem a day throughout April.
Today's poem is more of a short fantasy lyric, inspired by Albion the Enchanted Stallion. I hope you enjoy reading it.

(Image credited to studioessen, Pixabay)

Moon Child 

Hush now child,
As darkness calls,
For strength lies,
Within us all,
It will rise,
It will fall,
The moon child,
Shall save us all.

Thanks for reading, 
Louise. 



Friday, 12 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 12

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 12 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge, where I'll be writing and posting a poem a day throughout April. Today's poem takes a terrifying turn from the rest, as this poem tells the story of a ghostly gallows tree. I hope you enjoy reading it.

(Image credited to pixel2013, Pixabay) 

Tonight They Rise

Under the gallows tree,
Where many have died,
A place where bark,
And bone collide,
Necks bent, torn, and twisted,
Hands bound tightly fisted,
Vultures circle to be fed,
Falling limp like broken bread,
Lives taken premature,
Roots blackened to the core,
Shrouded veils of white awaken,
Tonight they rise,
Avenging each soul taken.

Thanks for reading, 
Louise. 




Thursday, 11 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 11

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 11 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge, where I'll be writing a poem a day throughout April.
Todays poem is in free verse . I hope you enjoy reading it, as much as I enjoyed writing it.

(Image credited to StockSnap, Pixabay)

Raindrops

I sit,
Listening to the,
Pitter patters,
Of tiny feet,
Soft and sweet,
Dancing within,
My ear drums,
Like beautiful ballerinas,
With twirling toes,
Governed by grace,
And light-footed leaps,
A rhythmic ride,
Of tender tones,
Evoking elegance,
Into their dance,
Then comes,
A gentle hush,
As they fall,
Silently slumber,
Waiting for,
Heaven's call.

Thanks for reading,
Louise.


Wednesday, 10 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 10

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 10 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge, where I'll be writing a poem a day throughout April.
Todays poem is inspired by a trip I took to the Kitty Cafe in Leeds, this afternoon. I hope you enjoy reading it.


Kitty Cafe 

One kitty, two kitty,
three kitty, four,
Playfully dancing,
Around the floor,
Five kitty, six kitty,
Seven kitty, more,
Enchanting each person,
With eyes to adore,
Eight kitty, nine kitty,
Ten kitty, eleven,
The kitty cafe,
Is sheer heaven! 

Thanks for reading, 
Louise. 

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 9

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 9 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge, where I'll be writing a poem a day throughout April. I hope you enjoy reading today's poem as much I enjoyed writing it.

(Image credited to stergo, Pixabay) 

Dreams, 
Guide us, 
Through moonbeams, 
Into the light.

Thanks for reading, 
Louise. 



Monday, 8 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 8

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 8 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge. Today's poem is part three of Lady of the Forest.

(Image credited to mikhsan, Pixabay) 

Lady of the Forest Part 3

She's in the soil and sky, 
Where silver webs are spun, 
Within each blade of grass, 
She lives to serve the sun, 
But as moonlight comes to call, 
When darkness fades the light, 
Her loyal heart divides, 
Into affairs with the night.

To be continued ... 

Thank you for reading, and supporting me on my journey through words. 

Louise. 




Sunday, 7 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 7

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 7 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge. Today's poem is a continuation of Lady of the Forest.

(Image credited to skeeze, Pixabay) 

Lady of the Forest Part 2

Her colour changing eyes, 
Shine like the northern lights, 
Providing vision in the dark, 
To fairies, elves, and sprites, 
By the waters edge,
Within scattered stones
Her voice can be heard, 
Bleeding through her bones.

To be continued... 

Thanks for reading, 
Louise. 

Saturday, 6 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 6

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 6 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge. Today's poem is nature inspired ...

(Image credited to KELLEPICS, Pixabay)

Lady of the Forest 

There's a lady in the forest, 
Antlers crown her head, 
Her skin is filled with tiny beads, 
Of sap and bark instead, 
Spirit of the forest,
She is immune to time, 
And when spring comes around, 
There's nothing more sublime.

To be continued...

Thanks for reading, 
Louise. 


Friday, 5 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 5

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 5 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge. Today's poem is a nature Haiku, with a photo I took while I was out nature walking at Nidd Gorge today.


Thanks for reading,
Louise.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 4

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 4 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge. Today's poem is another fun limerick.

(Image credited to Yuri_B) 

Dino Limerick 

There once was a dinosaur, 
With a gargantuan jaw, 
He greedily chewed, 
Through a years worth of food, 
Before passing out on the floor.

Thanks for reading, 
Louise. 



Wednesday, 3 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 3

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 3 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge. Today's poem is a light-hearted limerick.


Thanks for reading, 
Louise. 

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 2

Hello Readers,

Welcome to Day 2 of my NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge. Today's poem is inspired by nature, as well as one of my favorite paintings.


Sometimes the shortest poems take the longest to write!

Thanks for reading,
Louise.

Monday, 1 April 2019

NaPoWriMo 2019 - Day 1

Hello Readers,

After contemplating whether I can fit a poem a day in amongst camp Nanowrimo, university studies, and a full time job. I eventually thought why not! I'm either feeling incredibly inspired or a little crazy - maybe even a bit of both, but here's my first poem of the month ...

(Image credited to pexels, Pixabay)

King of the Road 

Tredging through grey skies,
Where clotted clouds break,
And wild oceans fall,
The daily commute,
Where man-made contraptions,
Come to a standing crawl,
I have seen woodlice,
Scurry faster than the,
Mad hour of metal trawl,
Clinking, scratching plates,
Spin in anti-clockwise,
Motions they create,
Honking, screaching, cursing,
Overtaking, anger breaking,
There's no time to wait,
As each hunk of metal,
Pushes past the other,
Alas, the ruby glow,
A soft alarm enchants,
The circus comes to halt,
The road is mine at last.

Thanks for reading,
Louise.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Flash Fiction Friday 4

Hello Readers and Writers,

Welcome to Flash Fiction Fortnightly - the latest addition to my blog, where I will be posting a story provoking image fortnightly on a Friday, throughout the year. The aim is to write a piece of fiction - a story or poetry, in no more than 100 words.

Todays inspirational image is ...


(Image credited to jplenio, Pixabay) 

Beneath an ink blotted sky they waited patiently. Guardians of Gaia, warriors of the woodland, they watched humanity as it spread cataracts of waste and destruction through her eyes. As the spring equinox approached - during the conjunction of day and night, bark began to crack and fall like autumn leaves. A glowing green sap slithered from the roots, creating a portal to our world. Branches transformed into twisted spindles, snaking around the sky above. A spiral of white fog circled each tree, as Gaia's children broke free. 

Thanks for reading and writing, 

Louise. 

Friday, 8 March 2019

Flash Fiction Friday 3

Hello Readers and Writers,

Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday - the latest addition to my blog, where I will be posting a story provoking image fortnightly on a Friday, throughout the year. The aim is to write a piece of fiction - a story or poetry, in no more than 100 words.

Todays inspirational image is ...

(Image credited to ThomasWolter, Pixabay) 

It all began the day his mother died. She'd warned him many years earlier, before her words were dismissed as delusions. As he stood over the freshly painted mahogany box, he wondered how a woman of six foot three could fit inside. In the comfort of his home, the man fell to his knees, his ears infiltrated by haunting shrieks of white noise. One word repeatedly tore through the static. The man could no longer bear the burden of what he had done. 'Justice,' the voice cried. With a metal skewer in each hand, the voice fell silent. 

I'd love to read your stories, so please don't hesitate to post below. 

Thanks for reading and writing, 

Louise. 

Friday, 22 February 2019

Flash Fiction Friday 2

Hello Readers and Writers,

Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday - the latest addition to my blog, where I will be posting a story provoking image fortnightly on a Friday, throughout the year. The aim is to write a piece of fiction - a story or poetry, in no more than 100 words.

Here's todays inspirational image ...

(Image credited to pixel2013, Pixabay)

His eyes blended with the marmalade sky above, longing for her touch. These days he struggled to remember to take his medication, let alone the day she left him. After their wedding, they would often sit among the stars - hand in hand, sharing stories of magical lands, contained within each twinkle. 
'We'll meet again in the stars,' she whispered, before taking her final breath. 
The orange sky fell like an ancient tapestry, to reveal a navy tone - the colour of his jeans. 
'I'll see you in the stars,' he whispered, his eyes sinking like icebergs in the night. 

Thanks for reading and writing,

Louise. 

Friday, 8 February 2019

Flash Fiction Friday

Hello Readers and Writers,

Welcome to Flash Fiction Friday - the latest addition to my blog, where I will be posting a story provoking image fortnightly on a Friday, throughout the year. The aim is to write a piece of fiction within 100 words.

Lets get started ...

(Image credited to Free-Photos, Pixabay)

In the daylight, the house stood still, but during the night the house came alive. The inhabitants of number 106 were thought to be a rather peculiar bunch. They'd often been seen coming and going - at all hours, carrying large black containers. Nobody knew what was inside, but it couldn't be good. One night - when the moon was full, a group of kids up to no good, stole one of the containers. Eager to discover the contents, one boy hastily pulled back the lid. What was inside changed him forever. I know because I was that kid.

I'd love to read your response to this image, so please feel free to share yours in the comments section below :-)

Thanks for reading - and writing,

Louise.