Where did the chill went?

WQ #5: February 1: CHILLY AIR

WEDNESDAY QUOTES Logo by Donna @ Retirement Reflections

Let a chilly quote inspire you to share your cold experiences and photos, or write a chilly story, or poem, Feel free to borrow my photos this week if they help you feel a twinge of chill.

A winter sunset

When February arrives, we know that spring is not far behind

We dream of putting away our woolies and think of flowers ready to bloom

The angle of the sun is changing and the morning light seems different now

Just a few more chilly days and then we’ll welcome spring

I want to walk outside early in the morning but it’s still cold so I only venture out to check the temperature and to take a few pictures of the sunrise. Our weather changes so rapidly at the end of winter that we jump directly from being quite cold to “ I need to turn on the fan” weather. So whatever is left of cold weather, we should savor.

We are lucky to have all four seasons where we live. Each season comes with its own beauty. The winter season is followed by spring. Spring gives way to summer and autumn follows summer. All are welcomed with a sigh of relief as it brings a much-awaited change. In fact, my favorite season is the changing season!

Written for; WQ #5- Chilly air, hosted by Marsha



Breaking free- In search of Perfection

Obsession for perfection

Leads you down the garden path

Wasting precious moments of our limited time

Spending mental facilities already strained

Why not break free from this self-created trap

Give up the desire to be perfect, be acceptable

Believe me your life will be much happier


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “perfection.’” Use it any way you like. Enjoy!

In response to Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday



New year pledge?

This week Punam is the host of dVerse

She says;

So, for today’s poetics I thought we should all give another go to resolutions. I share five random pieces of advice. Weave any one of them in a poem in whichever way you want to. Use it as a springboard for your verse. It could be a resolution poem for yourself or maybe a family member or friend. If none of these advice inspires you, write a poem on your very own resolution.

2. When you add something to the cupboard of life, subtract something.


Too much of something, even good can be a burden sometimes

When you add something to the cupboard of life, subtract something

Material possessions take too much space give some away as you add more

Wealth and abundance are always more when shared with those in need

If you have joy aplenty, don’t hoard it in your heart, spread it with smiles

Peace and contentment, the ultimate treasure will grow as you share them

This is my motto for this year and all the years I will live

Give and you shall receive more to delight your soul


I’ve used the line in bold as the starting point of my poem and my resolution for this year. Very true that February is a better time to set goal for the new year.

  1. Your self-worth is not in your inbox.
  2. When you add something to the cupboard of life, subtract something

3. Immerse yourself completely in a happy moment and say aloud, “I am happy now”!

4. Parent the child you have and don’t try to turn them into what you want.

5. At the end of each day fold your clothes and put them away, no matter how tired you are.



Meeting the bar- Memento

The prompt;

Write a free style poetry with a theme about memento, using symbolism as a poetic device.


A small locket, holding a lock of hair

A memento to a love lost not forgotten

It is an emotional need to hold onto things

That reminds us of that golden time gone by

Beautiful memories of the past that evoke a

Nostalgia, a longing that makes the heart ache

A time that can never come back, leaving us

With a memento to remember it by


Another re-share from January 2019.

Written in response to dVerse- Memento, hosted by Grace



What do you see # 171 – 30th January, 2023

Welcome back to another WDYS prompt


  • You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.
  • Write an original story, poem or a caption.
  • There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
  • If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.
  • I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
  • It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.
  • Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with




Does this picture inspire you to write something?

An image of; Not All There – The Enigmatic
Sculptures of Bruno Catalano

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a sculpture of a man holding a bag. The statue is on waterside, and part of the statue is intentionally missing.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.




WDYS # 170 -A Roundup post

How often we look to others with envy

Thinking that they have what you desire

The dreams of envy often dissolve as we wake up


Great, varied entries again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

David; In yourself, or in a better future

Carol; What do you see # 170

Destiny; Life beckons

Aishwarya; Another world

Reena; New portals

Maria; Portal

Tanvir; The grass is green on the other side

Lady Lee Manila; I’m going up the portal

Eugenia; Magical dreams

Dora; Winter escape

Diana; A different day

Susi; Tempted

Jim; Alternate dimension

Grace; Serenity lane

Tuba; Temporal world

Keith; Walkies

Di; Dare you?

Paula; The dream

Aboli; An escapist retreat

Mason; My wondrous dimension

Sangeetha; Time

Suzette; Contentment

Lady Sighs; Deep purple dreams

Jude; Evolving

Kittyverses; Misunderstood

Ken; Woodland time travel

Nichole; Ever searching for healthy grass

Jules; Flash fiction with shadorma

Michnavs; Cry; A poetic flash fiction

Kunjal; Life’s rush

Kittyverses; New world

Sandy; He who hesitates is found

Indira; Inquietude

Yinglan; The portal

Hammad; That open door

Nope, not Pam; Friday snippets

Jane; Identical fractures

Brenda; The portal awaits- What will Frank do?

Inkdrop; Portal

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.




Sunday Poser # 117

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

How do you pay any good done towards you, forward?

Paying any good, kind gesture performed towards you forward, makes the world we live in a better place. I firmly believe that any good done selflessly pays back in a positive way.

While driving, if someone stops for me to pass or turn, I return the favor by giving way to someone else. It’s the same In queues in grocery stores and other places.

Returning a smile is the simplest and easiest way to way to pay forward a good deed. Saying a cheery hello, opening the door for someone, and helping when someone spills something are really simple ways to help others. When I am helped by someone, I try to do the same. And the reverse is true too, if I help someone, the gesture is returned invariably to me.

Do you try to pay it forward, or back toward those who are kind to you?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.





WEDNESDAY QUOTES Logo by Donna @ Retirement Reflections

The first quote ties up so well with the second one.

Life is a mystery

A shimmering halo

It surrounds us like an envelope

Guiding us towards fated paths

Yet remaining a mystery still

It reveals the present only

The future kept hidden from our eyes

A sacred enigma, shrouded

That we gradually unwrap

Opening the envelop

One layer at time


Written in response to; WQ #4: Envelop or Envelope?, hosted by Marsha



Coming home!

Re-Sharing this poem from December 2021, written in response to FFFC!

The photo is from Morguefile.com.

For the visually challenged writer, the image shows a young girl carrying a lantern through the snow and she is heading toward a log cabin at the edge of a forest.

Trudging through piled snow high

Obstacles life throws in my way

Coming home after gaining enlightenment

Carrying it like a beacon glowing

I come back to the welcoming lights

Home pulls me back to my roots


In response to Weekly Prompts- Home, hosted by Sue W and GC

Also included; FFFC, hosted by Fandango