Scarlet-speckled meadows

Lush canvas boasting

Pillar box-red poppy pointillism

Fields flecked and freckled


Wafer-thin wings

Delicately spun from finest silk

Flutter by and catch the eye

In contrasting black and orange


Efflorescent trumpets

Reflect the springtime sun

In ravishing yellow

A fantastic floral fanfare


Ghostly green

Streaks across sable skies

Dancing and weaving

In a mesmerising nocturnal show


Sparks of electric blue

Flit on summer breezes

Swirling by the riverside

Held aloft by gossamer wings


Mighty mountains

Dominating the distant skyline

Draped in regal indigo

And snowcapped top hat


Beaming pansy faces

Mottled cream gold and violet

Around an ink blot centre

Queen of flowerbeds


Nature’s rainbow

Paints the world with colour

Bursting with vibrancy

And brings beauty to life


Emma H, age 26, 12/09/2017

It’s a few weeks late, but this poem is was written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt – Week 16 – “Colours”. The link is below!:





Reflections – A Tanka



Deep within your head,

Social values play their game,

Distorting self-view;

When the mirror’s had its fun,

You no longer look like you.


Emma H, age 26, 13/09/2017

Written for Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 62 – “Mirror” & “Fun”. If you want to have a go, you can follow the link below:

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 62 – Mirror & Fun

Photo taken (by me) in the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh.