Undulate with zest…

Completely fill with music…

Very exhausting.



Scene: Funnel of Dusk

[Begin scene]

A day calm and serene, closing once again…

Light gathering into the funnel of dusk, melding into the brightest yellows…

Reds and purples streaming in, reflected about by a mix of clouds…

A small pond mirroring back the beautiful sight, highlighting a stand of pines…

The horizon, a dark silhouette, like ash against the burning sky.

[End scene]




© 2018 – James Sponseller – mindescapes.net

Daily Prompt: Treat

Just a short, and so-so poem today.


The snow piled deep,

Whilst everyone did sleep,

When morning came,

With weather to blame,

A day for us to keep.


A simple welcome treat,

To stay within the sheets,

And spend more time,

With my wife sublime,

And hope for a repeat!


Deep Snow Image courtesy of pixabay.com



Good bye 2017

2017 has been a very busy year but a generally positive one for me and my wife.

We finally moved in to the house we had been rennovating for the last couple years and are starting to get settled in.

And I started blogging for the first time ever. I know I’ve been a bit quiet this past week as we’ve enjoyed Christmas and time with family but should return to a  more regular posting routine as the new year begins.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and are prepared to start a new year!

Happy 2018 Everybody!



Christmas Challenge 2017: Final Round Up

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas this year!

This is the final round up post for our 2017 Christmas Challenge covering days 18 through 25. Thank you to everyone who participated! It was quite enjoyable reading what everyone came up with for entries! I must confess that with all of the preparations for Christmas and time with family I was unable to complete an entry for each of the days. It was fun on the days I did manage though 🙂

If you missed them, Round Up #1 covered days 1 – 9 and Round Up #2 covered days 10 – 17. There have also been new entries for those days that have since been added!


Day 18 – Santa

The Santa Hustle (windkisses.com)

Senryu – The Penguin and Santa (cactushaiku.com)

Christmas Challenge: Santa (mindescapes.net)


Day 19 – Angel

Poem – I Wandered Lost Among The Fallen Angels (cactushaiku.com)

Christmas Challenge: Angel (mindescapes.net)


Day 20 – Stocking

Christmas Challenge: Stocking (mindescapes.net)


Day 21 – Joy

No Entries


Day 22 – Tree

Senryu – Christmas Tree (cactushaiku.com)

Christmas Challenge: Tree (mindescapes.net)


Day 23 – Child

No Entries


Day 24 – Bells

Senryu – Bells (cactushaiku.com)


Day 25 – Gift

No Entries


Thanks again to all who were able to join in! Brief summary of participating blogs:

Afterwards – Amazing fiction and humorous posts and poetry

Kelly Griffiths – Creative fiction and poetry

Cactus Haiku – Fun haiku and senryu poetry

Just a Few Words – Original drawings and poetry, introspective blog

Kayla Ann Author – Energetic and exciting blog, drinks tea, lives life, and writes about it!

Wind Kisses – Blogging from Arizona, poetry and photography



Christmas Challenge: Tree

This is for day 22 of our 2017 Christmas Challenge. The prompt being, tree.

In a bit of communal spread of holiday cheer, Rebel Girl over at Photogate.ca had posted pictures and asked, Do you have your tree up?  In response, and as requested, the featured image is a picture of our Christmas tree this year. Just a tablet snapshot unlike the fancy pictures they post over there 😉


And now a quick tree poem:


Our tree with its green,

Oh what cheer it does bring,

Looking fancy with all of its lights…


With an angel on top,

How it sparkles non-stop,

Bringing joy to all these dark nights.


I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season!



© 2017 – James Sponseller – mindescapes.net


Christmas Challenge: Stocking

This is for day 20 of our 2017 Christmas Challenge. The prompt is stocking.

Feel free to join in at any time and thank you to all those that already have!

Nothing miraculous, just a short haiku for this one:


Stockings hung with care….

To be filled with wondrous things…

Disappointing coal 😦


Stockings image courtesy of pixabay.com


© 2017 – James Sponseller – mindescapes.net