Winter Flower

photo of red tulip flower on snow

Photo by Amber Lamoreaux on

Pretty petals defying the odds
During the harshest season
Life unfurls from the frozen sod
It seems against all reason
For these gentle buds to survive
Winter bloom delicate and alive


Poetry Prompt: Winter Bloom


The gesture

adult alone anxious black and white

Photo by Kat Jayne on

I felt wretched, bleak, alone
Misery had descended
No one there to atone
Who would hear my cry in the night?
Understand my plight?
But then the dark veil lifted
There you were opening your hand
As the nightmares shifted
You took my palm & kissed it


Prompt Words: Opening your hand

Winter Temptress

artistic christmas cold fairy tale

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Her skin was radiant and aglow
Reflected in the moonlit snow
Icy shards as her sleigh took flight
Winter Temptress a magical sight
Cascade of ebony hair and blood red lips
Willowy frame and womanly hips
Men would love, lust and desire
Unaware of her ivory tower

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Prompt Words: Winter Temptress

Blood Moon

red moon during night time

Photo by Pedro Figueras on

Full moon
Wolves were howling
The time was soon
Her green eye widened
Paralysed scream
Trapped in her throat
Our lady stumbled in her cloak
Unwittingly trod nearer the abyss
Dawning realisation that she was
Trapped; Powerless to resist


Prompt words: Powerless to resist