Excavating the Archives: Impatient Earth

Winter had quickly given way to spring. The snow had melted and as the earth warmed, nature awakened, almost impatient to put behind it the death and the darkness of the colder months.

Suddenly the world was alive with early season colour. Trees were in bud. Delicate pink blossom clung to boughs until an eager breeze dislodged them, sending them dancing through the air like a spring snowfall.

Daffodils, snowdrops, violets, and primroses pushed their way through the recently roused earth to bloom above ground in sunbeam yellow, rich cream, snow white and watercolour purple.

And so the wheel turns….


You can view the original post here: Impatient Earth – 19 September 2018

Impatient Earth

It seems a little strange, a little out of step, to be writing about spring when autumn is slowly claiming the natural world where I live, but while I try and fill the last few remaining empty chapters of the Outcast anthology, I must work with the relevant prompts…

“Impatient Earth” was written in response to Weekend Writing Prompt #45 Spring


Winter had quickly given way to spring. The snow had melted and as the earth warmed, nature awakened, almost impatient to put behind it the death and the darkness of the colder months.

Suddenly the world was alive with early season colour. Trees were in bud. Delicate pink blossom clung to boughs until an eager breeze dislodged them, sending them dancing through the air like a spring snowfall.

Daffodils, snowdrops, violets, and primroses pushed their way through the recently roused earth to bloom above ground in sunbeam yellow, rich cream, snow white and watercolour purple.

And so the wheel turns….

Love Letters to Gaia – a multi-author anthology of letters and poems

Love Letters to Gaia, an anthology of letters and poems inspired by the earth, from Dreaming Spirit Press, is available to read via Wattpad.

Within it you will find a selection of letters and poems written by a number of talented authors, covering a variety of themes and subjects all centred on the earth.

If you have a moment, please support the authors and poets who submitted their amazing work to the anthology, by reading, voting and commenting.

Thank you.  I hope you enjoy the anthology as much as I did 🙂


Other Dreaming Spirit Press projects coming up in 2017:

  • Whispers and Echoes Issue 2 – an online journal of small things (poems in any format as long as they are 10 lines or less; flash fiction in 100 words or less).  Submissions close 15th October 2017.  Work posted on blogs, websites and social media accepted.  Full guidelines can be found here.
  • Winter Wishes – will be the third seasonal anthology from Dreaming Spirit Press.  What does the theme “Winter Wishes mean to you?”  Let us know in a poem, micro fiction, flash fiction or a short story.  Submissions close 17 November 2017.  Full guidelines can be found here.

Mother Earth Whispers (tanka)

So here’s my second attempt at writing tanka…Again I had fun trying my hand at it.

Thanks to Ramblings of a Writer for hosting the Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge.  The prompt for this week (week 19) is “earth and nature”.

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Mother Earth whispers

Softly through trees, on the wind

Telling wondrous tales

The importance of nature

Once gone, it’s lost forever

My Woodland Abode

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Rain-scented air filled my nostrils

A perfume of damp soil, wet leaves

Pine and oak and ash

There was magic in that smell

Earth magic

And it awakened

Every part of my being

It was only then

I believed I was home


This was written for Day 27 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.