Love and Light

flooded by love and light
                  darkness  r
                          c                  l         
                        e                   l
                      d                    u
                   e                      f              d
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                                       p          l                
                                     o        a               
              a new day follows,  h       e                     
                                         and   b   r   i   g   h   t

copyright ©2016 Terry Boswell


Viewing the New York City Skyline and the George Washington Bridge from the scenic overlook on the Palisades Parkway in New Jersey. January 2016.

In response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love.

Hoping Heart


you can see right through
a heart so open hoping

unreserved giver

filled with transparent desire

to empty of all save love

Copyright ©2016 Terry Boswell


Last week I had to travel into New Jersey. After driving for a few hours, I stopped to get out of the car and stretch my legs. I was surprised and delighted to find this magnificent heart-shaped tree trunk as I wandered a bit into the Watchung Reservation. Such a find! I’m posting it, along with a tanka that I hastily wrote, in honor of Valentine’s Day.

I hope you enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!



Love In Ten Sentences and Home

I was selected by both Jane from Making It Write and Krissy from Kneal1Poetry to write something for the “Love in Ten Sentences” event. If you haven’t visited Jane’s or Krissy’s blog, you should take a look. They are both unique and gifted poets/writers, much better than photographer me! 🙂

This post is also a response to today’s Photography 101 prompt, “home.” Home is where the heart is, and the hearts in the photo below are part of a collection in my home.

… OK. Ten lines, four words each, each line including the word love, and then include a favorite love quote… let’s see how I do…

Love’s gentle breath whispers.
Love tickles with delight.
Love cradles and caresses.
Love lights darkest night.
Patiently devoted, love listens.
Loyally steadfast, love sustains.
Love’s eyes brightly glisten.
Love warms away pain.
Love’s heart flutters joyful
seeing the one loved.

Copyright © 2015 Terry Boswell

Home Stone Hearts

And the quote I’m sharing is by Paulo Coelho, taken from The Alchemist.

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”

I’m inviting the following talented blogger/poets to share their thoughts on love! …

Veronica – Simply Snapshots

Ruby – The Mind Junkyard

Akleneth – Scraps of Paper

Ray – Haiku Journey

Jeanne – The Exceptional Everyday

Amy – Snapshots, Snippets and Scribbles

Rashida – 876LoveR 

Suzanne – CoolBreezeInTheMountains

DM Shepherd – Roaming at Large

Vagarious Voyage

Sandra – In Love With Words 

Maria – Randomly Abstract 

No worries if you don’t want to participate, but if you would like to share your thoughts on love,

make a post titled Love In Ten Sentences.

use ten lines,

four words in each line,

include the word love in each line.

and add your favourite quote on love.

Then list and contact ten or so bloggers to share their thoughts on love.

Include links to their blog and instructions on how to participate.

And have fun sharing the love!