The Strix ~ Summer

This time the topic was chosen by John and I thought ‘Summer? Spring hasn’t even really started yet’. Then I realized, Summer did start in parts of the world already, as it also did where John lives. The Summer season may remind you of blue skies, with the sun shining bright, bringing warmth into your life again. However, if you’re in pain (mentally, physically, emotionally, financially) the sun might not make you feel better.

This month we’ve got requests from two great artists to create for a collaboration. We love to have others joining us and are sure, you will appreciate the entries of both S Francis and Janki, as much as we do.

We hope this collaboration gives you food for thought and also helps you to remind: there are more people in the world who might go through the ‘Summer blues’. However, don’t forget either, as cliché as it may be:

“Every Cloud has a Silver Lining.”
John Milton

~ Patty W.

~ from MimosaPudica



You told me you loved me
in the ocean that day.
In the heat of our summer
our love was to stay.

Fell into your open arms
like a sail on a windless day;
you caught me, mermaid fish
fooled by staged flashy play.

Your eyes spoke contorted desire
to keep a gentle sea treasure;
a trophy proudly conquered
for your own distorted pleasure.

On your enchanting lure
sewn with words, colored;
hung with saccharin promises,
false display you glittered.

Dangling from invisible line
— you yanked,
snagged…I sputter.
— you cranked,

Hooked…I reel — in your truth.
Blinded by sun in my eyes,
its warmth mocked the cold
inside your heart’s ice.

You told me you loved me
in the ocean that day,
the end of our summer,
the start of my decay.

~ Emily C.

~ from PoetGirlEm 


Three Haiku’s


Friendship is summer,

Where chats are its cute beaches,

And trust it’s sunscreen.


Let me be summer,

And summer be what I am,

‘coz summer is best.


Grandpa and Grandma

In summer vacation teach,

Just what life taught them.

~ Janki R.

~ from LettersToLife 


Strange Weather Patterns

Scientists give them names
Ominous Names
Foreign Names
that mean little
to plain speaking folk:
it’s still hot in the summer
and cold in the winter
even in New Orleans.

Who do we blame? A stranger initiates
an unexpected debate in the bagel shop.
He crosses space dug by digital divides
to challenge the certainty of our solution.
Time won’t cool the tempers just
increase the gap into indifference.
Perhaps we blame ourselves?

We fail to recognize humanity
across the distances that divide
within the differences that hide
the common rhythm of our pulse.
If two remained would we still seethe
or would we reveal a love hidden by
failed assumptions in this experiment?

I just turn down the noise
until I can hear the cricket rub
his legs together in my mud room.
I wonder if the Earth has
decided it is time for a change
never really considering
either side of the argument.

~ S. Francis

~ from SailorPoet 


~ Sarah from ArtExpedition


Expressions Crossing Continents



Topic by AlpeJohn 

Featured Image by AlpeJohn

Logo by AlpeJohn 


Emotionsoflive & Mimosa Pudica: Conversation at a distance ~ Destiny

Together with my dear friend Manuel created this piece in which we share a conversation with you, dear reader.
Thanks again for writing with me sweetie and this time being the listening ear 😉
For the record; I am fine again 🙂



I am lost in all these feelings
Bouncing back of the ceilings
Not knowing where I am heading
Despair and frustration spreading
The labyrinth in my head endless
It all seems so damn senseless

All those beautiful souls in need
And all I want is hide in the reed
Tell me friend, how to proceed?

Feel your emotions,
But do not forget your own notions.
It is healthy to feel lost and confused,
What you are feeling is essential so you can feel renewed.
Indeed, this life could become a living maze
Turning on you; changing even the way you see the sun rays.
Just remember; everything has a purpose,
Nothing is a burden.

I sense there is something more deep within you,
Do some more introspection and then tell me why you feel so blue…….
Tell me your truth.

Ah, you know me to well by now
As I knew you would make me plough
Deeper, finding the reason behind my frustration
Reminding me of that important fact: causation
The cause lies into my insecurity about connecting
Who am I to advise and make people reflecting

If even I can’t always practice what I preach
I don’t know it all, so how can I teach?
When questioning myself, am I a leech?

No, not a leech but a beautiful soul,
Always in need of helping others feel whole;
I do not see anything wrong with that,
In fact, you should be proud of you; no BUT!!!
You might not have all the answers, but you have a few,
So do not feel blue. Remember that we all need to reflect
And you are helping others not only to see, but to connect.

To KNOW, To EXPERIENCE are the only things that will help us BE,
And you are helping many souls to feel free;
Do you……. Can you SEE?!!!

Oh my, now you have made me blush
With your kind words, as always lush
Accepting a compliment is not that easy
When I do worry about being cheesy
However, I do and can see the psychological mirror
You’re holding up to make my mind so much clearer
A mutual friend of us recently provided another clue
Sometimes we warriors just need rescuing too

Thank you, my friend, for again decreasing my fear
As always so grateful for your listening ear
And for our friendship, which I truly endear

Mimosa Pudica & EmotionsOfLife